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Law Society responds to Law Commission leasehold consultation

3 May 2019

Moves to make it easier for leaseholders to take control of their freeholds through right to manage have been broadly welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales, in response to the Law Commission’s consultation

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Consultation on ‘no-fault’ evictions a step in the right direction, Law Society says

30 April 2019

Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants using section 21 notices in new plans announced by the government.

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RICS consults on new Code for Leasing Business Premises

17 April 2019

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched a consultation on its proposed Professional Statement: Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales 2019, 1st edition

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Law Commission releases consultation on the right to manage

4 February 2019

The government has asked the Law Commission to review the right to manage (RTM) legislation to make it simpler, quicker and more accessible, particularly for leaseholders. Find out more, including about how to get involved

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Catch 21

11 June 2019By ,

Sarah Cummins and David Smith review the current law on section 21 notices and consider the future of the section 21 procedure, following the government’s recent proposal to abolish no-fault evictions

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Home feeSubscription

11 June 2019By

Warren Gordon looks at the impact of the Tenant Fees Act 2019, which will limit the payments that a landlord can charge in connection with most short-term residential tenancies entered into on or after 1 June 2019 

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The green stuffSubscription

12 March 2019By

It is nearly a year since the minimum energy efficiency standard regime came into force. Sue Highmore reflects on its effect on residential clients – including the financial impact – and outlines changes coming into force on 1 April 2019

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The best intentionsSubscription

12 March 2019By

The recent case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel, which hinged on whether the landlord had the intention of redeveloping a property, has significant implications for commercial landlords and tenants. Kate Andrews explains

Warren Gordon

Taking chargeSubscription

12 March 2019By

From April, new regulatory requirements for service charges for commercial property will come into force. Warren Gordon outlines the changes, and what they mean for existing leases

Oliver Pannell

After the fire

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

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