Real Estate Law Blog

28 April 2020

Tenants to receive further protection amid Coronavirus difficulties

In line with the various protective measures imposed by section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Government has now issued a press release confirming that it will be introducing further emergency measures to protect commercial tenants by prohibiting the use of statutory demands and winding up petitions/orders by landlords.

Daniel Browne

27 April 2020

Buying a house: the pitfalls for unmarried same-sex couples

The current government lockdown is making everyone aware of their living arrangements.  Relationships are being put under new pressures and the current emotional and financial impact of the virus may be causing additional stresses in a relationship. It is a sensible time to make sure you understand how you own your property and the implications of such ownership.

Vanessa Rhodes

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

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