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photographs: Maxime BrouilletPhotographs: Maxime Brouillet+ 21 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/416430/blue-hills-house-la-shed-architecture Clipboard Canada “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officela SHED architectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMorin-HeightsHousesCanadaPublished on August 16, 2013Cite: “Blue Hills House / la SHED architecture” 16 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Architects: Néstor Sandbank Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/521949/the-cubes-house-nestor-sandbank Clipboard 2013 CopyHouses•Ramot HaShavim, Israel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/521949/the-cubes-house-nestor-sandbank Clipboard Year: ArchDaily The Cubes House / Néstor Sandbank Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyText description provided by the architects. Designed by Nestor Sandbank, this modernist mansion is organized on the 3000 square meters site in a unique way. While the house as a whole is centered around a large lawn in the back, its construction actually consists of four separate modules linked by transit areas on the first floor.Save this picture!First Floor PlanBuilt in Ramot Hashavim, the project features a main wing that contains all the main public rooms with a master suite above it, then extends to its other three bedrooms in an entirely separate wing. The firm Nestor Architecture is one of the busiest offices in Israel, it specializes in apartment complexes and other multi-residential properties, high-level villas, and “Boutique” buildings with very special design.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyThe family living in “The Cubes House” had a fantasy: to build a house that wasn’t a normal house, in which all functions and rooms are part of a mega volume contained in a rectangular box. Nestor Sandbank offered a very special design in which each child’s bedroom is a two story unit occupying an independent quasi-autonomous structure.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyJoined by a single corridor, surrounded by water features, the rooms of the three older children: 17, 15, and 11 years old, are built in a row perpendicular to the main house, with space for individual life in the first floors and the bedrooms upstairs. Each room has its own terrace overlooking the garden, as well as a large balcony off the master bedroom on the main wing. The courtyard is carefully designed with contemporary design furniture that is integrated with the design of the residence, keeping it an essential part of living and comfortable space.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyInside, the white walls in most of the house are accented by great works of art and the “bridge” that connects the parents’ bedroom with the bedroom of the smallest child 6 years old. Each public area is generally aligned with a similar outdoor space on the pool deck, allowing outdoor life in good weather. Each child’s room has its own decor items and unique views, giving them an individualized personality.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyThe garden of the house is spacious and impeccably treated with large concrete slabs framing rectangular plots and several outdoor areas. Most of the house focuses on this impressive outdoor space, where much of the social activities take place.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyAlong one edge of the property, a long concrete bar offers a dining and drinking place for more than half a dozen residents and visitors, while further back on the floor consisting of concrete geometric elements is a more formal outdoor dining area that provides an alternative. The house consists of two floors above ground and one below, with individualized services for each occupant.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyOn the waterfront, the courtyard is dotted with ultramodern chairs and matching tables that display the same color as the house as a whole. Near the children’s bedrooms, a large stainless steel sphere with mirror finish is an additional sculptural feature on the lawn. Every facet of outdoor space of the residence is designed to broaden the stylish and modern building outwards.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyThe pool, like many features of the contemporary landscape, has been designed so that the water is parallel to the level of the terrace and the garden around it, drawing in small crevices of 2 cm along each edge. On the side near the bedrooms of children, an additional modern sculpture (white and irregularly shaped) functions as a bench.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyTowards the end of the pool, the grass falls abruptly, and the concrete structure of water stops, creating an infinite edge and a smaller pool 20cm deep, to sunbathe on loungers in the water, and as an extension of the swimming space. During the day, the vertically operated blinds can be used in all windows of the house to keep the afternoon sun and the eyes of the neighbors out.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyDespite its focus on the lawn, the house should function by itself and on the days that outdoor access is not available. Inside, wide circulation areas have been created to connect the main part of the house with its three semi-independent satellite structures.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyIn addition to every child’s room having its own balcony, the master bedroom has its own spacious terrace on the corner of the main wing, built with a strategic view of all the smaller bedrooms of the house and the living spaces on the lower level.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyUnder the master bedroom balcony, the more formal outdoor dining area of the house has eight seats on contemporary furniture without being impractical. Further, an elegant outdoor seating area is shaded between two wings of the house and under a retractable canvas awning.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanDespite having only one facade on the first floor extending through them to provide interior circulation between each space, the three children’s bedrooms are separate structures, each architecturally identical, but open to the personality of each individual in its decoration. If the circulation was deleted, each could stand as a compact personal tower, holding children’s bedrooms, recreational and storage space.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyA number of large window areas of the house include wide sliding glass doors, allowing the main rooms to be opened and combined with the lawn for larger entertainment spaces integrated into the same plane.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyThe living room of the house is dominated by two elements: a vast arsenal of open shelves 6 feet tall and the main entrance door to the house with spectacular dimensions: 1.50 x 6.00 m that opens completely.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyThe main living room is distinguished from the rest of the long space it occupies by a large rectangular rug, which gives it a more comfortable environment than the hardwood floors around it. Its furniture combines mid century sculpture with contemporary design, which is very comfortable but undeniably modern.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyAt the edge of the room, the metallic shades of the balcony extend down as a bold staircase with blank wall space covered by intriguing contemporary art. At the opposite end, a kitchen designed by Giorgio Armani and the dining room starts from the living room due to its location in an area limited to a single height.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyThis main staircase extends downwards to the basement. It has the same wooden floor as the rest of the house. On the ground floor of one of the children’s independent structures, an area of elegant and energetic life is furnished and decorated with the personality of an individual in mind. An elegant spiral staircase built in metal 2 cm thick and cut by a computer-based laser leads to the upstairs bedroom.Save this picture!© Itai SikolskyNot all outdoor recreation areas in the house are on the lawn. Between the two wings is a terrace divided by a concrete suspension bridge that is also the entrance bridge to the house. The main entrance on the ground for cars and people is very wide and consists of concrete rectangular floors separated by lawn. The parking is covered by a white metal construction with an opaque glass ceiling to allow natural light. At night, the ceiling lights with LEDs and becomes a giant lamp seen from everywhere.Project gallerySee allShow lessMies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9EventFerreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share The Cubes House / Néstor SandbankSave this projectSaveThe Cubes House / Néstor Sandbank Israel Houses Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Itai Sikolsky+ 28 Share CopyAbout this officeNéstor Sandbank OfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRamot HaShavimIsraelPublished on July 06, 2014Cite: “The Cubes House / Néstor Sandbank ” [The Cubes House / Néstor Sandbank ] 06 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/529989/family-house-dlhe-diely-i-plusminusarchitects Clipboard “COPY” Family house Dlhé Diely I / PlusminusarchitectsSave this projectSaveFamily house Dlhé Diely I / Plusminusarchitects Slovakia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/529989/family-house-dlhe-diely-i-plusminusarchitects Clipboard 2013 2013 Houses Architects: Plusminusarchitects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Bratislava, Slovakia Family house Dlhé Diely I / Plusminusarchitects photographs: Maroš FečíkPhotographs: Maroš Fečík Text description provided by the architects. Dlhé Diely is a hilly residential area in the western part of Bratislava. It origins at the foothills of the Little Carpathians. By the end of the seventies it was a place of gardens and vineyards of varieties sought throughout the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the early eighties, a construction of housing estates started and subsequently degraded the original character of the environment. The original authenticity of the place was retained only in peripheral positions, which now form a transition zone between the purely natural environment of Devínská Kobyla and prefabricated housing estates. These streets carry fairly universal (rather by surface) names: Dlhé Diely I, II, and III. Thanks to their location in direct contact with the Little Carpathians and the Karloveské embankment of the Danube river, they have become a popular location for the construction of individual family houses and small urban villas. Original garden cottages and old houses gradually subside to this typology.Save this picture!© Maroš FečíkPlot and a houseThe house has been implemented on a steep, eastward sloping hillside. It stands adjacent to single-family houses from different time periods, which together form the street line. It is reflected with an extrusion of a floor to the street. The bulk of the volume then departs from the street frontage to the south with the aim of creating a more intimate space (western terrace cut into slope) with no visual contact with the housing estate at the top of a hill. Ground shape follows the maximum compactness and a minimum ground plan track. Due the sloping terrain, the house is divided into four floors, so that living rooms can be oriented to the east, south and west side. Three floors have direct contact with garden and hence extend the intensive residential use of gardens. Placement of the house eliminates the view of prefabricated housing estates on the northeast side of the slope and strengthens the attractive views of the southwestern part of Bratislava and the Austrian Hainburg.Save this picture!© Maroš FečíkSpatial resolution of the houseOn the lowest floor, directly accessible from the street, is a garage and technical / house storage facilities. The layout of the next floors is a combination of embedded communication and hygiene core along the northern facade and an “open living space” with variable breakdown by closet-walls. The second floor, which is also the entrance floor, varies such concept with an extruded volume of an office serving as an office with direct access for customers. Layout solution and its breakdown by closet-walls allows different proportions of floors. Separate entrance from the garden on the north side and a communication core ready for implementation of the lift directly counts with multi-generational use in the near future. The house is built as a combination of reinforced concrete and masonry brick parts. All ceilings and some interior walls are left as a visual concrete. Floors throughout the house are cast of resin in yellow colour. Part of the furniture and equipment is custom made, other part comes from owners’ previous flat and will be replaced in the future.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHamersley Road Residence / Studio53Selected ProjectsModernism in the Arab World: Bahrain’s Pavilion at the Venice BiennaleArchitecture News Share ArchDaily Area: 556 m² Area: 556 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Maroš Fečík+ 41 Share Projects Year: Year: Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officePlusminusarchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBratislavaHousesSlovakiaPublished on July 29, 2014Cite: “Family house Dlhé Diely I / Plusminusarchitects” 29 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Brissago, Switzerland Projects Year: Photographs House in Brissago / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects Photographs: Hannes HenzConstruction Supervision:Roberto La Rocca Architekt, 6648 MinusioEngineer:Pedrazzini Guidotti Sagl, 6900 LuganoBuilding Physics:IFEC Consulenze SA, 6802 RiveraMaster Builder:Verzeroli Elia e Figli SA, 6622 Ronco s. A.Carpenter:Steiner Schreinerei GmbH, 8586 Riedt-ErlenWindows:Lurati & Frei SA, 6612 AsconaCity:BrissagoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hannes HenzRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. A simply cut monolith in washed concrete, which is docked directly to the road, rises from the natural topography of the slope.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzTwo cars are parked almost directly on the roof. The visitor is guided down along a linear alleyway to the entrance door.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzAn entrance courtyard is located directly behind the wooden entrance gate. Across this courtyard one enters the house on the top floor and will be received by the kitchen with a long dining table and an open fireplace. Already when entering, the room open itself to the landscape, the “Lago Maggiore” and the mountains.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzThe entrance door and the glass front to the court can completely be shift into the wall, so that the outside and the interior space flows together in the summertime. Lift and staircase lead to the lower floors.Save this picture!Fourth Floor PlanAt the floor beneath is located the additional living area, with living room, fireplace, library and TV, as well as a covered outdoor terrace and a generous courtyard with natural stone pavement, two olive trees and a fountain.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzMeans wide openings to the court and to the outside, exterior and Interior, landscape and architecture forms a unity.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzThe inside participates to the court, like the court participates to the landscape, offering spectacular views. The court can be closed by two wooden gates, which generate a secure feeling.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzThis court becomes the heart of the house; different paths join together here, like in a historic village. On both sides of the court walkways and stairs lead down to the large garden terrace with swimming pool and outdoor kitchen.Save this picture!SectionOn the two lower floors of the house are placed three bedrooms and the baths, as well as fitness room and a sauna; they are also connected to the garden and swimming pool by appropriate exits.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzDue to its spatial diversity, complex relationships between interior and exterior spaces, diverse path choice, this house can be experienced like a historic village.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzOriginally published on 17 October, 2014. Project gallerySee allShow lessA House Named Fred / in situ studioSelected ProjectsBL783 Building / Walter ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Architects: Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/557270/house-in-brissago-wespi-de-meuron-romeo-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Hannes Henz+ 29 Share 2013 Switzerland “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/557270/house-in-brissago-wespi-de-meuron-romeo-architects Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Area: 387 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Brissago / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Brissago / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects CopyAbout this officeWespi de Meuron Romeo architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrissagoIcebergSwitzerlandPublished on October 17, 2014Cite: “House in Brissago / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects” 17 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
By Nanon Williams and Donshá CrumpThe authors are incarcerated on the Ramsey Prison farm in Texas, formerly the home of five slave plantations.For the last several years we have protested the Confederate flag and demanded that statues be taken down, or we have just taken them down ourselves. Those symbols of power represent racism, oppression and the degrading of a people. They represent profit from slavery, the death of Black men, women and children dying in cotton fields, being lynched and people of color being treated more like animals than human beings.When some see these symbols, they feel pride and heroism. We see victims, pain and suffering. We are reminded that justice, fairness and equality are a false promise.Confederate soldiers wore dark blue, called Confederate Blue, and gray uniforms. In the Texas prison system, the guards’ uniforms are these exact colors. Yet Blacks, Latinos, Africans, along with poor whites and others unconsciously wear this symbol of racism to earn their minimum-wage paychecks. They wear it to incarcerate poor people from their own neighborhoods.These guards wear hats that say, “We Protect Our Own.” Who is “we”? Is it Native Americans who were slaughtered and had their land stolen? Is it women and girls of color raped by their master? Does history really include us? Does this “we” include me? We wonder if Texas prison guards are even aware that their entire bodies are wrapped in a uniform of confederacy that makes them moving signs of power but also ignorance!Prisons are indeed modern forms of slavery, and Texas has one of the largest prison populations in the world and has executed (or legally lynched) more prisoners than the next eight U.S. states combined.We need to take down and smash all forms of racism, from statues to flags to prison slave plantations. Solidarity with the Durham anti-racist heroes!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Photo: Bheki Makhubu leaving the prison, ©The Swazi Observer to go further Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives July 1, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Political magazine editor finally freed November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the release of Bheki Makhubu, the editor of the political news magazine The Nation, and calls for him to be compensated for the time spent in prison on an absurd contempt of court charge.Swaziland’s supreme court freed him and human right lawyer Thulani Maseko on appeal yesterday, ruling that they were “wrongly convicted” and that the original judgment was “unsustainable.”“We are delighted to learn that Bheki Makhubu is out of prison and we welcome the supreme court’s decision,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“Makhubu just did his job as a journalist so he should never have been convicted and should be compensated for the past year in prison. We also hope that the supreme court’s ruling will be seen as a precedent that protects Swaziland’s journalists from abusive prosecution in the future.” Follow the news on Eswatini The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Help by sharing this information EswatiniAfrica Organisation News RSF_en Receive email alerts “I am very relieved to be out,” Makhubu told Reporters Without Borders. “I’m hoping there is a lesson learned there and that we understand now what it means to have a constitution. It is not just a paper, it is a living thing. I am hoping this makes Swaziland a better place and that we are all winners in the end.”He said he wanted to resume editing his magazine. “I don’t know another trade. I will go back to the paper. I don’t expect everything to be smooth but I hope it won’t go to these extremes again. Writing and calling leadership to account is part of constitutional state.”Charged with contempt of court for criticizing the judicial system, Makhubu and Maseko were sentenced to two years in prison in July 2014 after a trial marked by procedural abuses and gratuitous humiliation. They were tried by one of the judges they criticized in their articles. EswatiniAfrica Reports June 29, 2020 Find out more News News June 15, 2020 Find out more
365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A Dublin based Garda has gone on trial for harassing another officer through Facebook and the Garda PULSE system.Donal Maguire, who’s from Bundoran in Co. Donegal, admits harassing her but has pleaded NOT guilty by reason of insanity.A red and white Valentine’s Day card with a rose on the front was shown to the jurors this afternoon.It was sent in 2012 by Donal Maguire to his colleague, who was based at a Dublin Garda station at the time. He was stationed at Áras an Uachtaráin.The handwritten note inside finished with the words: with love and eternal gratitude, yours Donal .She initially thought it was a prank but confirmed he’d sent it by checking the signature against his Garda records.She told him his approach was unwanted and unwelcome and that she had no romantic interest in him.He contacted her a week later with a trivial work issue and then bombarded her with emails on the Garda PULSE system.He later showed up at a road race she was competing in and a criminal investigation was eventually launched after he sent her a Facebook friend request in October 2012.Donal Maguire has pleaded NOT guilty by reason of insanity. Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleLee Mc Laughlin found safe and well in ParisNext articleJoseph McGonigle wants to better last years Donegal Rally result admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – June 15, 2016 Donegal Garda goes on trial for harassing another officer Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNews
KTRK(HOUSTON) — An armored truck security guard was fatally shot in the face by “brazen” robbers who attacked him in broad daylight outside a Houston fast-food restaurant, authorities said.Francis Hazzard, a Loomis Cash Handling Company security guard, was caught on video coming out of a Popeyes when he was attacked at about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Houston police said.The three suspects, all armed with guns, approached Hazzard, who had left the restaurant with a black money bag. As they struggled over the bag, one suspect shot Hazzard in the face, police said.Hazzard, 68, died at the hospital.The suspects grabbed the bag of money and fled; it is not clear how much money they took, Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Pedro Lopez said.Lopez called the crime “very brazen.”“Who would commit a robbery at 1:30 in the afternoon?” he said at a news conference Thursday.The victim had a gun but it is not clear if he returned fire, police said Thursday.Hazzard was a passenger in the armored truck. Police did not comment on where the driver of the truck was at the time of the attack. A representative for Loomis did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.The manhunt for the attackers is ongoing.All three suspects fled in an SUV, which was later recovered and determined to be stolen, police said. It’s believed the suspects then fled in a 2014 black Chevrolet Impala.The FBI and ATF are involved in the investigation.Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Estate agents hoping for a straight answer from the HM Treasury over the ‘will they, won’t they’ on extending the Stamp Duty holiday were disappointed today during the much-anticipated parliamentary debate on the subject.Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman (pictured) responded to the e-petition that has been signed by 138,000+ people.But, apart from thanking the MPs who spoke during the debate and saying he understood the frustrations of those trying to complete before the deadline, Norman said he couldn’t comment on fiscal policy including whether the deadline would be tapered or extended.The only glimmer of hope that hundreds of thousands of buyers gained from the session came when Norman reminded the 5,000 people watching that HM Treasury would consider ‘substantial performance’ as well as ‘completion’.Substantial performanceHM Treasury’s own advice says that ‘substantial performance’ is accepted as a legally recognised term alongside completion. “‘A contract will be substantially performed where the purchaser obtains “the keys to the door” and is entitled to occupy the property (however this is documented)” its own guidance says.Other MPs speaking included Elliott Coburn, who summarised the arguments on both sides including how conveyancers, lenders and surveyors are struggling to get their work completed in time.Diane Abbott also spoke about the problems in Hackney, where hackers brought down the borough’s property search capability, leaving thousands unable to progress purchases.Several MPs quoted TwencyCI research that shows most constituencies in England currently have between 250 and 300 transaction that are likely to miss the deadline.But the strongest message to come through was that two thirds of those waiting to complete transactions started them because of the Stamp Duty holiday – which will put huge pressure on the Chancellor to make some sort of concession early March during his next budget statement.Read more about the stamp duty holiday.Watch the debate.Industry saysKevin Shaw, Group Managing Director of Residential Sales at LRG (left): “So much hinges on the housing market in the UK, and there is no doubt that the Stamp Duty holiday is a great window of opportunity for buyers. Whilst it’s looking unlikely that the Holiday will be extended indefinitely, we think it would only be fair for it to be extended until the end of 2021.“This will allow for buyers that didn’t get through in time to still take advantage of the reduction in Duty, and help keep the housing market thriving.”Mark Hayward, Chief Policy Adviser, Propertymark: “We welcome today’s important debate on the issue of the Stamp Duty holiday, and are pleased to see that there is clearly cross-party support for a holiday extension or tapered end given the concerning cliff-edge is now only two months away.“We are continuing to call on the Government to rethink these timings, so pressure on the system can be released to allow transactions to complete and avoid a disorderly and distressing period for movers and businesses throughout the market.”Karen Rodrigues, sales director, eConveyancer: “It’s unsurprising that the parliamentary Stamp Duty debate hasn’t resulted in an extension to the holiday today. Noise from HM Treasury in recent weeks has very much been that the end of March was a hard deadline.“This focuses the mind for those who have transactions they want to complete ahead of that date and serves as a timely reminder about the importance of quality conveyancers who understand the importance of excellent customer service and how to use technology to deliver it.”e-petitions Jesse Norman HM Treasury sdlt stamp duty February 1, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentDavid Jabbari | Solicitor | Founder and CEO of Muve | [email protected] |, Muve Muve 2nd February 2021 at 4:03 pmSubstantial performance is a red herring and it is not clear why Jesse Norman mentioned it. Before estate agents and conveyancers get too excited, thinking that there might be a way of backdating the effective date of the property transaction, it is important to know what “substantial performance” means. According to section 44(5) of the Finance Act 2003 a contract is substantially performed when:• The purchaser or a connected person takes possession of the whole or substantially the whole of the land , or• The whole or a substantial amount of the consideration is paid or provided.So while this provision does have some application to commercial property (eg where a development agreement for a lease allows the tenant access for fitting out), and there may be some residential cases where a purchaser gets early access, the truth is that there are very few residential cases where “substantial performance” of the property contract will be made out.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » HM Treasury chief gives buyers glimmer of hope over Stamp Duty deadline previous nextHousing MarketHM Treasury chief gives buyers glimmer of hope over Stamp Duty deadlineJesse Norman wouldn’t comment on plans to extend or taper the Stamp Duty deadline, but reminded viewers that ‘substantial performance’ would be test, as well as completion.Nigel Lewis1st February 20211 Comment54,313 Views