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Listed Buildings - Do I need an EPC?

There is a general assumption that Listed Buildings are exempt from the requirements for an EPC. This is correct up to a point in that buildings protected as "part of the designated environment" or because of their "special architectural or historical merit" do not require an EPC on the basis that compliance with the minimum energy performance requirements would "unacceptably alter their character or appearance"

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The Cost of Buying a Property

Buying a property is one of the biggest investments any person will make. But it is not just the purchase price that you need to consider. There are a number of other hidden costs to consider when working out your house buying budget. At what can be a stressful time, during the property buying process, it is important to have made all of your calculations at the outset, so there is no last minute panic to find funds.

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Inheritance Tax - Where Next?

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) was asked by the Government to conduct a review of Inheritance Tax (IHT) and that process was concluded with the publication of a report in July 2019.

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