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Property Briefing - Autumn 2015

15th December 2015

Welcome to the Autumn 2015 edition of our Property Briefing which considers a range of current issues facing the property sector.

With a Budget deficit to reduce, the property sector has not escaped from further taxation, our article summarises the major tax events since the May election. Our VAT article explains what an entity might do if it wants to bring a nonbody corporate into a VAT group. The article also explains a potentially costly pitfall for buy to let residential landlords.

We have guest articles from the speakers of our very successful seminar on the economic outlook for the property sector. Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, looks at the macroeconomic outlook and James Thornton, Chief Executive at Mayfair Capital, considers the outlook for UK property.

Michael Reeves, Director at Reeves MG Limited, looks at the market outside of London and explains why iconic buildings are being developed in Birmingham and Ian Chappell, Partner at Gordon Dadds, sets out some thoughts on how property owners might be liable for accidents.

I hope you find this newsletter interesting and, if you would like further information or to discuss any of the issues raised, please contact me or your usual haysmacintyre adviser.

Ian Daniels
Head of Property

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