News | September 22, 2020

QIA – Autumn 2020

Welcome to the QIA Autumn 2020 edition.


  • Dear Claire – I understood why my tenant couldn’t pay rent in March and June, but now my patience is running out. Can I use up the rent deposit?
  • A sign of the times – put down that pen! Electronic signatures can now be used on commercial property documents. Claire Haynes sets out the new processes.
  • Logistically speaking – David Roberts and Kathryn West share their experience of making the most of developing and investing in logistics premises.
  • Death, Divorce and Taxes – HMRC think that your divorce is worth something to you and are ready to tax it. Conrad Adam and Oliver Embley guide you through the maze.
  • The RICS Lease Code and Developers – What’s the impact of the code on a pre-let? Suzanne Gill and Malcolm Rogerson wonder if developers might have overlooked the new code.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax and residential property – If the SDLT holiday is the only holiday you’ll get this year, better make the most of it. Matthew Braithwaite and Andrew McIntyre analyse the complex range of tax rates.
  • Gear Change for the Government and for Developers – Katie Willis considers the £2bn funding for cycling and walking and its impact on development. Time to put your best foot forward?