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.
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
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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