Realism needed about prospects of moving before stamp duty holiday ends

Despite another national lockdown, the residential property market continues to operate with buyers and sellers keen to move before the end of the stamp duty land tax holiday on 31 March. But solicitors’ leaders have warned that for fresh instructions given now, the possibility of completing before the 31 March deadline are ever slimmer and … Continue reading Realism needed about prospects of moving before stamp duty holiday ends

Moving before the stamp duty holiday ends fast becoming a longshot

Solicitors’ leaders are urging consumers to have realistic expectations about achieving their dream move before the looming stamp duty holiday deadline. Many people are keen to conclude their sales and purchases prior to Christmas, while others entering the housing market in the New Year will still be hoping to take advantage of the stamp duty … Continue reading Moving before the stamp duty holiday ends fast becoming a longshot

Call for urgent action ahead of stamp duty holiday deadline

Solicitors’ leaders are calling for urgent action to be taken to ease growing pressure in the residential property market ahead of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday deadline on 31 March 2021. The Law Society is among key players in the home moving process who have written to the government asking for changes to … Continue reading Call for urgent action ahead of stamp duty holiday deadline

European Council adopts exceptional rules to facilitate bank lending in the EU

The EU is temporarily adapting banking rules in order to maximise the capacity of banks to lend money and support households and businesses to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The banking package adopted today provides targeted and exceptional legislative changes to the capital requirements regulation (CRR 2). These changes will allow credit institutions to fully play their … Continue reading European Council adopts exceptional rules to facilitate bank lending in the EU

Judgment in Case C-754/18 Ryanair Designated Activity Company v Országos Rendőr-főkapitányság

A family member of an EU citizen who is not a national of a Member State but who holds a permanent residence card shall be exempt from the visa requirement for entry into the territory of the Member States. Furthermore, this card is to be considered as proof, in itself, of the holder’s family member … Continue reading Judgment in Case C-754/18 Ryanair Designated Activity Company v Országos Rendőr-főkapitányság

New guidance for conveyancers underpins efforts to kickstart housing market

The Law Society of England and Wales unveiled a guidance for conveyancers to support government plans to re-open the housing market, enabling people to move home safely. The collaborative sector guide sets out how the legal aspects of home moving can take place while complying with social distancing measures and public health guidance. The impact … Continue reading New guidance for conveyancers underpins efforts to kickstart housing market

Advocate General Pikamäe: the Court of Justice does not have jurisdiction to rule on an international boundary dispute that falls outside the scope of EU law

The infringements of EU law of which Slovenia accuses Croatia are ancillary to the issue of determining the boundary between those two States, which is a matter of public international law. The Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia became members of the EU on 1 May 2004 and 1 July 2013, respectively. The … Continue reading Advocate General Pikamäe: the Court of Justice does not have jurisdiction to rule on an international boundary dispute that falls outside the scope of EU law