You may be aware Gelbergs exhibited at the Property Investor & Homebuyer show at the ExCeL London on the 6th & 7th of October. It was a chance for us to network with potential first time buyers and to attain up to date information about the property sector as a whole.
News and Blogs
It is common for contracts to contain terms that are intended to prevent the other party from breaching an agreement, or to punish them financially in the event of a breach. However, it is very important that these provisions are not classed as penalty clauses. The general rule is that penalty clauses in a contract are not enforceable.
Our Unconscious bias workshop was held on 3rd of October and was totally sold out. The subject matter attracted representatives from different industries and lots of lively debate.
This week Harvey Weinstein, one Hollywood’s most renowned and powerful film producers, has been accused of historic sex offences by a number of actresses, models and some of his own female staff. The details are shocking, compounded by the fact that other prominent and powerful figures in Hollywood allegedly stood by and condoned the behaviour.
While sifting through this week’s news, we here at Gelbergs lifted our jaws off the floor as we read a case involving Evgenia Magurina, a flight attendant in Russia who was openly discriminated against by her employer for her weight and appearance.
We hope you are all back to work and feeling refreshed after the summer holidays! This week the kids went back to school and usual service resumed for commuters. Having a lovely break and exotic holiday is all fine and well, however we all struggle with returning to work after time away from the office.
Democracy is apparently rife at the moment. This time last year we were in the midst of the Brexit campaign – with both the ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ camps finding themselves a permanent branch to perch on in headlines, daily news updates, social media trends, hashtags, and conversations all across the UK. Homes and offices stood divided, and remain so with the unexpected Leave result.
It's festival season and for many across the globe that means headlining acts, barrels of beer and those unforgettable port-a-loos, as visitors flock from all over the world for a few days of musical madness.
Airbnb is becoming increasingly popular across the globe as an alternative to traditional holiday accommodation. In fact, Airbnb has gone beyond just a ‘holiday home’ arrangement. People are using sublet homes for entertaining and to host social events, and professionals are using them as a place to stay during the week to avoid long daily commutes into work.
Welcome to this week’s Snippet! This week you may have seen toddler; Iris Wronka’s hilarious takeover of an ITV news segment on milk allergies, which resulted in the clip going viral and many joking that “this is what happens when your childminder lets you down at the last minute”.
6 April 2017 saw big changes to the way in which inheritance tax is applied to a residential property forming part of a deceased person’s estate. The government introduced a new residential nil rate band (RNRB) which starts at £100,000.00 for the 2017/18 tax year and will increase by £25,000.00 each tax year until 2020/21 when it will have reached £175,000.00.