The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has asked the Law Commission to undertake a broad review of Right to Manage legislation and suggest reforms to improve its use in practice and increase its popularity amongst tenants.
Japanese knotweed seems to be everywhere nowadays. Or maybe that’s just how it feels for me since our buyer’s survey revealed Japanese knotweed in the garden. Whilst my use of our garden is largely limited to soaking up the sun, even I knew we were in trouble when I saw the dreaded words “Japanese knotweed” as it can affect property value and makes mortgage lenders nervous.
The Court of Appeal last week handed down its ruling in the case of Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya. The impact for the industry and profession is potentially huge – will it lead to a complete overhaul of the way property lawyers deal with purchase money?