London Stamp Duty Holiday

On the 8th July, the Chancellor announced an increase in the residential stamp duty threshold from £125,000 to £500,000. This means that until the 31st March 2021, home buyers and property investors in England and Northern Ireland stand to save as much as £15,000 on property purchases. To find out just how much you can save, continue reading.

New Electrical Safety Standards

One of the responsibilities of being a landlord is ensuring the safety of your tenants. In a bid to protect renters, the government has recently introduced new electrical safety regulations. It’s your job to ensure that you meet the required standards, and remain within the law.

Thankfully, it’s simple to adhere to the new regulations – here’s some information to help you.

Canary Wharf Redevlopment

Few areas of London have gone through such a radical transformation as Canary Wharf. Once a busy trade dock, it experienced severe decline, then was redeveloped to become one of the city’s most prominent business hubs.

Here’s an examination of Canary Wharf’s regeneration over the years.

Limehouse

History

The first recorded reference to Limehouse dates back to 1356; only back then, the area was called Les Lymhostes. It’s believed that it got its name from its numerous lime kilns, which local men used to make pottery for the nearby shipping companies.

Canary Wharf has changed beyond recognition in recent years. Nowadays, it’s an area that offers many investment opportunities, but isn’t without some minor challenges. 

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