Real Estate Law Blog

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.

Francesca Gibbs

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

2 October 2019

Property development given the 'green' light

With climate change very much in the public eye, and the steady rise of electric car usage, the Government are considering the wider impact on infrastructure and property development. It has recently launched two public consultations.

David Newnham

27 September 2019

Climate change and the property market

"Change is coming, whether you like it or not", what does this mean for the property market?

David Newnham

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