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  • Consultation

    Law Society responds to consultation on reforming the leasehold system

    11 December 2018

    Problems in the leasehold system have needed fixing for a long time. The Law Society has offered solutions on reforming the leasehold system in its response to a government consultation.

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    HMRC to run webinar on Budget changes to SDLT

    5 December 2018

    The webinar will run from 14:00-15:00 on 12 December, and will cover the reduction in the time limit for filing a SDLT return and paying the tax due, the extension of the time limit for claiming a refund of the higher rates when a previous main residence is sold, and the extension of the relief for first time buyers to all purchasers of qualifying shared ownership property

  • Property Collections

    Announcing Collections – our new Property Section benefit

    29 November 2018

    We’ve gathered our top articles from past issues of Property in Practice to help property practitioners build their skills and follow best practice. Our first collection covers management in property practice

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    Government launches inquiry on Japanese knotweed and the built environment

    22 November 2018

    The Science and Technology Committee intends to hold an oral evidence session in early 2019 to explore the science behind the effects of Japanese Knotweed on the built environment

  • building blocks

    Law Commission consults on enfranchisement

    14 November 2018

    The Law Commission is seeking views on provisional proposals for a new, single enfranchisement regime designed to benefit leaseholders of both houses and flats. The proposed reforms will focus on buying a freehold and extending a lease

  • budget

    New changes to SDLT announced in Budget

    1 November 2018 Updated: 14 November 2018

    The new stamp taxes measures include higher rates of SDLT for additional dwellings, changes to the filing and payment process and first-time buyers’ relief and shared ownership.

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    CMA releases guidance on land agreements

    29 October 2018

    The Competition and Markets Authority has released new guidance, ‘Land agreements and competition: dos and don’ts’, designed to help businesses to check their land agreements to comply with competition law. 

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    SRA releases new guidance on price transparency

    4 October 2018

    Law firms will have to publish details of their employees’ experience and the time work is likely to take – as well as their prices – when new transparency rules come into force in December. 

  • Consultation

    Share your views on leasehold home ownership

    1 October 2018 Updated: 6 November 2018

    The Law Commission is seeking your views on its provisional proposals for a new, single enfranchisement regime designed to benefit leaseholders of both houses and flats. The consultation has been extended and closes on 7 January 2019.

  • Light bulb on chalk board with speech bubbles

    Call for evidence: Energy Performance Certificates in buildings

    21 August 2018

    Have your say on how Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are performing and tell the government how they can be improved. Consultation closes on 19 October 2018

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