Legal Updates

28 January 2020

The end of nil-valuations for high-rises?

Last month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Building Societies Association (BSA) and UK Finance agreed a new industry-wide valuation process for buildings more than six storeys high.

Vanessa Rhodes

29 November 2019

Minimum energy efficiency standards – B (or C) prepared

That is because following its recent consultation, the government has announced that it will soon become unlawful to continue to let a non-domestic property with an EPC rating below B, a move that the government estimates could cost approximately £5bn between now and 2030.  

Daniel Browne

30 May 2019

Tenant Fees Act 2019 - What do Landlords need to know?

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 will come in to force on 1 June 2019.

Francesca Gibbs

25 April 2019

S21 no-fault eviction notices to be abolished – disaster for Landlords?

In what they have described as “the biggest change to the private rental sector for a generation”, the government has unveiled plans to hold a consultation on their proposal to abolish “no-fault evictions” under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.

Tom Beak

12 March 2019

Estate agents come under the HMRC spotlight

On 4 March, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) announced that they had imposed a £215,000 fine on Countrywide estate agents for failing to register the company as required under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. This announcement was swiftly followed by the publication of the Treasury Committee report on economic crime on 8 March, where estate agents came in for stinging criticism for failing to have proper regard to money laundering compliance and risk assessment in their dealings. 

Alun Milford

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