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The UK ‘Right to Rent’ checks took effect across England from 1 February 2016. Under the new rules, prior to renting a property, prospective tenants will have their immigration documents checked to ensure that they have a legal right to reside in the country. This legislation will impact…
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In October of last year, it was widely reported that the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) had struck down the transatlantic EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework. This is the arrangement that allowed U.S. companies to lawfully handle the personal information of European individuals.
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The UK government has recently proposed a number of measures to help provide more affordable housing. Part of these measures aim to introduce a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for purchasing second and subsequent properties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
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On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “PATH Act”). Notable for the relocation industry, the PATH Act amended the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”) to increase the FIRPTA withholding rate from 10…