Legal Updates

21 April 2020

Conveyancing in a time of COVID-19: Can I still exchange contracts on my property?

In light of the restrictions on movement imposed by the Government to combat COVID-19, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued “Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”.  This has led to concerns that the UK housing market has been put on hold.

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

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