Coronavirus and residential tenancies – update on eviction procedure

The Government has published an update as to how residential possession matters will proceed following the lifting of the ban on eviction which is set to come to an end on 23 August 2020. Claims have now been split into 3 categories. Stayed claims brought before 3 August 2020 Stayed Claim brought before 22 August 2020 New claims brought after 22 August 2020. No stayed claim will be restarted until a reactivation notice is filed with the Court and served on the Tenant. This will enable the matter to be…

Interview with Jeremy Lewis our Partner

Interview with Jeremy Lewis our Partner Q: How long have you worked at Bowling & Co?A: Nearly 9 years. Before that I was joint managing partner at a firm in Docklands for 27 years. Q: What aspects of law first attracted you to the profession?A: I was always interested in property law. To others it was dull and boring but I found it interesting and challenging. Q: Who (or what) inspired you? A: A teacher at school who used to say “Being good is not enough if you dream of…

Maximising your opportunities for inheritance tax reliefs

As the end of the tax year approaches on 5th April, it's a good time to make sure you're maximising your opportunities for inheritance tax reliefs.  This year, as well as taking advantage of exempt lifetime gifts and transfers, property owners should also look at how the new transferable residence nil rate band fits their profile. The Residential Property Nil Rate Band Under the new rules, when a person leaves a residential property to direct descendants there will be an additional nil-rate band for inheritance tax purposes – the transferable…

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