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Landlord and Tenant

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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IFRS 16 and its impact on real estate leases

16 January 2019

A change introduced on 1 January 2019, makes significant changes to lease accounting for affected commercial tenants, which is likely to influence the length of leases taken by tenants in future and impact tenants’ earnings and liabilities, with consequential effect on covenant tests

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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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Sue Highmore

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

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

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