stamp duty holiday extension

Budget 2021: Stamp duty holiday extension

On 3 March 2021, the Chancellor made his budget speech. Within this, he announced an extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday that was due to end on 31 March 2021. The extension tapers the stamp duty holiday as follows: No standard Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will be payable on the first £500,000 of the…


Afsha Ayub

Afsha Ayub: a promotion to Partner and a move to Wakefield

We are delighted to announce the promotion of conveyancing executive, Afsha Ayub, to partner. Afsha joined Levi Solicitors in 2016. When she joined our team, she already had over 15 years of experience specialising in residential conveyancing and all aspects of property law. She also has specific…


housing possession mediation

Just launched: Housing Possession Mediation Pilot Scheme

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government has paused possession claims going through the Courts, leading to a big backlog of claims. This has left some landlords with tenants in increasing arrears; and conversely some tenants struggling to make their monthly rent, whose landlords are not…


substantial arrears

Eviction ban exemption for tenants with substantial arrears

*Updated 15 February 2021* With England still in lockdown for the next few weeks at least, the Government announced that the ban on evictions of residential tenants would be extended until 31 March 2021. Of course, the Government will want to protect tenants struggling financially as a result of…


Wakefield Office Move

Levi Solicitors LLP Wakefield office move

We are excited to announce that Levi Solicitors LLP, will be relocating its Wakefield office on 23 February 2021 to Silkwood Park. While we are moving away from Calder Park, our new Wakefield office remains easily accessible from the motorway; it is situated immediately off junction 40 of the M1…


Contribution claim

Case update: Contribution claims in professional negligence cases

In cases where more than one party may have been negligent, it is possible for one of the negligent parties to seek a contribution towards the damages to the Claimant. A recent High Court case looked at a claim against a firm of solicitors and a barrister. Despite the claim against the barrister…


claim against a professional limited

FRAUD WARNING: Claim Against A Professional Limited

We have been made aware that someone is sending emails and making telephone calls using the company name, Claim Against A Professional Limited, and our address at 33 St Pauls Street, Leeds, LS1 2JJ. The emails are asking people for legal costs relating to a PPI claim. For the avoidance of doubt,…


dispensation from consultation

Major works: dispensation from s20 consultation

If the owner of a block of flats (we’ll call them the landlord) wants to carry out ‘major works’, they have to first consult the owners of the flats (the leaseholders). This process can take months, so what happens when urgent major works need to be carried out? For example, works to…


business interruption

Good news for businesses: Supreme Court decision on business interruption insurance

Following the nationally imposed lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses made claims on their insurance policies for business interruption and losses suffered as a result. Insurers responded by declining a large number of claims. In September 2020, the High Court gave its…


when someone dies

What to do when someone dies: a step by step guide

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. To try to ease the burden, we set out a guide to some of the practical steps you may need to take when someone dies. From registering the death, to dealing with property and possessions. 1. Registering the death When someone dies, a doctor issues a death…