Community Asset Transfers – FAQ

Q: Why are local authorities giving away buildings? A: Many communities will have public buildings in their midst such as community centres, libraries, swimming pools and civic halls which are [...]

Landlords beware! Ridley & Hall finds that nearly 1 in 10 properties in Kirklees are unfit to let

On 1st April 2018, strict new regulations will come in to force making it a criminal offence to let either residential or commercial property which fails to meet minimum energy efficiency [...]

Should I Buy My Freehold?

Kirklees and Calderdale are renowned for having a number of properties held on long-term leases. Here are a few Questions and Answers to help you decide whether or not to purchase the freehold: [...]

The Latest Obstacle for Landlords

From 1st April 2016 the amount of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) payable by you on the purchase of a second property whether this is a Buy to Let or a second home, increased by an additional 3%. If [...]

Record Year for the Property team

It has been another record breaking year for our property team. The new members to the department have certainly been kept busy with the work that we have been dealing with across Kirklees and [...]

Community Asset Transfers – Something for Nothing?

Why are local authorities giving away buildings? Towns and villages across the country will have community buildings and land, which are intended for use by the wider community, whether it be [...]

Law Firm Boosts Commercial Property Team with New Appointment

Award-winning law firm Ridley & Hall is delighted to announce the appointment of solicitor David Amies to lead its Commercial Property team. With over 20 years’ legal experience across a [...]

Location, Location, Location

“Location, Location, Location” is the mantra for house-hunters, but new business owners are being urged to heed the message or face tough times ahead. That’s the warning from [...]

Ridley & Hall’s Pep-talk for Businesses

Bosses are being offered a free pep-talk to pep up their businesses in the latest new initiative from Huddersfield’s multi-award-winning law firm Ridley & Hall. The new Commercial Property [...]

Ridley & Hall’s Royle Seal of Approval

Huddersfield’s multi-award-winning law firm Ridley & Hall has pulled off another major coup by recruiting the vastly experienced John Royle to its Commercial department. John arrives at the [...]