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Landlord and Tenant

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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

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Law Commission publishes summary page on solutions for leasehold

20 July 2018

Residential leasehold is one of the projects in the Law Commission’s 13th programme of law reform. It has now published its summary paper on proposed solutions for leasehold houses. A full consultation paper covering leasehold flats and houses will be published in Autumn 2018

commercial property

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors consults on code for leasing business premises

28 March 2018Updated: 3 April 2018

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released a consultation on the Code for Leasing Business Premises.

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Government bans new leasehold houses and sets zero ground rents

21 December 2017

Other changes include ground rents on new long leases – for both houses and flats – being set to zero

All Updates

Oliver Pannell

After the fireSubscription

5 December 2018By

Following the Grenfell fire, freeholders and leaseholders are facing significant difficulties in ensuring their homes are safe and that defective cladding is replaced. Oliver Pannell provides an update on the government’s response and recent case law

Russell Hewitson

Support systemSubscription

5 December 2018By

Russell Hewitson, chair of the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, provides an update on the committee’s work representing and supporting the profession, including around leasehold, fraud and the electronic execution of documents

Warren Gordon

Cleaning houseSubscription

5 December 2018By

The government has turned its eye to change in the residential housing sector, from ensuring sufficient supply, to addressing escalating ground rents. Warren Gordon explains

Rent

Under reviewSubscription

5 September 2018By ,

Paul de la Piquerie and Rahul Varma look at some common rent review mechanisms and the issues they can create in practice

Michael Draper

Devolution evolution

5 September 2018By

Michael Draper outlines some of the unique law – both existing and on the horizon – in Wales, as it relates to property, including potential new developments around vacant sites and residential lettings 

warren gordon

The green light

26 July 2018By

From April 2018, new regulations will make it significantly harder for landlords to rent property with an energy efficiency rating below ‘E’. Warren Gordon looks at the lease drafting implications, and potential exemptions from the new requirements

All Features and Opinion

Property Section renewals

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