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Understanding the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (the Act) came into force on 20 March 2019 (the Enforcement Date) and amends the existing legislation contained within sections 8 and 10 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Biggest change to private rented sector in a generation? – Reading between the lines of the Government’s plans to create “open...

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Earlier this week the Government announced to much media fanfare, significant changes to the private rented sector in England. Jeremy Stephen assesses the announcement and what might really happen going forward....more

Hogan Lovells

RIP the fixed term residential tenancy?

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Landlords will have to provide a good reason to evict residential tenants from now on, the government announced on 15 April, in a proposed major reform of the private rental market....more

Hogan Lovells

Real Estate Quarterly - Spring 2019

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Hogan Lovells quarterly newsletter on legal topics relevant to the UK real estate industry. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

Dentons

Leasehold reform update

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On 19 March 2019 the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (Committee) issued its report on leasehold reform (Report). The Report breaks new ground by making recommendations that go considerably further than the...more

Hogan Lovells

'Easier to recognise than define' - English Court of Appeal considers "practical completion" for the first time in fifty years

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The Court of Appeal in Mears Limited v Costplan Services (South East) Limited & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 502, in a judgment published on 29 March 2019, has considered the meaning of "practical completion" in an authoritative...more

Hogan Lovells

MEES-ery for landlords? – Six key changes to the residential MEES Regulations

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We previously blogged about the Government’s public consultation on proposals to amend the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the “MEES Regulations“)....more

Dentons

Overview of the Tenant Fees Act 2019

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (Act) has recently been enacted and is due to come into full force on 1 June 2019. The key provisions of the Act restrict the kinds of payments that landlords and letting agents can require and...more

Hogan Lovells

Time’s up for residential letting fees

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019 received royal assent on 12 February and comes into force on 1 June 2019. The Act aims to improve transparency and affordability in England’s residential lettings market....more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

News Flash: Tenant Fees Act 2019 in force

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on

You should read this blog if you are a landlord of residential properties let on assured shorthold tenancies, as it provides a short summary of the impact of the new Tenant Fees Act 2019. As of 12 February 2019 landlords...more

Dentons

English/Welsh Commercial Real Estate in 2018: The Magnificent Seven

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2018 has been an interesting year for commercial real estate in England and Wales. Besides the endless speculation around the impact of Brexit on the market, there have been a number of important legal developments, of which...more

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Latest proposals for leasehold reform in England

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued a consultation on "implementing reforms to the leasehold system in England". This follows on from the announcement in December 2017 (2017 announcement) that...more

Hogan Lovells

No quick fix for a broken housing market – government consults on leasehold reform

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We blogged previously about the government’s proposed reforms banning the granting of new residential long leases of houses and setting ground rents at a notional figure. ...more

Hogan Lovells

10 things you need to know about MEES and residential property

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The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“MEES Regulations“) introduced the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES“), which aim to encourage landlords to improve the energy...more

Dentons

The right to dig down: issues surrounding basement developments

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As viable development land remains in short supply, it is unsurprising that developers are looking for ways to increase density within existing sites. While we have previously commented on the difficulties of building upwards...more

Hogan Lovells

Ruff Justice: implying reasonableness in applications for consent

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A management company’s refusal of consent to keep a pet in a flat gives us an opportunity for bad puns and gives landlords ‘paws’ for thought. After Mr and Mrs Kuehn bought a leasehold flat in East London, only one thing...more

Dentons

Want to live like commonhold people? The Law Commission consults

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As residential leasehold ownership comes under increasing scrutiny, the Law Commission has just kick-started an attempt to reinvigorate commonhold as a viable alternative. Developers, homeowners and funders should all take...more

Dentons

Residential leasehold: will good intentions lead to good law?

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In 2017 the Department for Communities and Local Government launched a consultation on "tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market" (see our related update). The government has now issued its response to the feedback...more

Dentons

Property in 2018: all change

by Dentons on

Who says that property law doesn't move with the times? 2018 kicks off with talk of a register of beneficial ownership, consultations on topics as diverse as electronic signatures and chancel repair liability, plus proposals...more

Hogan Lovells

Government to ban leasehold houses and set ground rents at zero

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Following the consultation in summer 2017 on ground rents and leasehold houses the government has published its response with the following headline proposals...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Nov. 17th, 2017

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This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and features stories on both traditional OTAs and short-term rentals. Enjoy....more

Dentons

Overview of the Tenant Fees Bill 2017

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As part of the government's drive to improve transparency and fairness within the lettings market, the Tenant Fees Bill has recently been introduced in Parliament. A key provision of the Bill is the prohibition on landlords...more

Hogan Lovells

Keeping It Real Estate Blog: The Rise and Rise of Short Term Lettings

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Thanks to the popularity of short term lettings, we are benefiting from a wealth of choice and flexibility in holiday accommodation. Wherever the destination, there will certainly be unique properties available at reasonable...more

Dentons

Consultation on leasehold reform: a wide-ranging project

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On 25 July 2017 the Department for Communities and Local Government issued a consultation paper "Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market" seeking views on "prohibiting the sale of new build leasehold houses,...more

Hogan Lovells

Government proposes to abolish residential ground rents

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Following a number of recent reports of scandals involving leasehold properties, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, yesterday issued a consultation paper entitled “Tackling...more

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