Category Archives: Property Law

Limitations on Limitations of Liability

Any transaction, no matter how much the parties may believe they catered for all eventualities, carries a degree of risk of liability for all parties involved. Where trustees are party to a transaction (whether a property transfer or a lease), … Read more

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The Land Registry are to trial a wider rejection criteria for first registrations.

It has been announced by the Land Registry that in relation to first registration applications for freehold and leasehold titles they are widening the rejection criteria.  This came into effect on 14 August 2017 and will be reviewed in November … Read more

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The Government’s Proposals On Leasehold Reform

Over recent years there has been a vast increase in the number of leasehold properties being registered at the Land Registry. The number of leasehold properties in England and Wales has almost doubled between 1996 and 2015. Leasehold properties can … Read more

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As Christmas Profits Rise, Landlords Open Their Eyes – A Brief Overview On Turnover Rent…

The clue is in the name as to how the rent is determined but this blog will provide a brief explanation of when turnover rent may be used and how it is calculated. Turnover rent is most common where the … Read more

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Rent Reviews – Every Tenant’s Nightmare!

As Halloween is fast approaching and the fear begins to brew, many tenant’s nightmares are about to come true. Rent reviews are a dreaded time for tenants especially when it may be their first. The uncertainty of knowing how much … Read more

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The End is the New Beginning – Lease Renewals

It is no surprise that lease renewals are often an issue with the ever more popular short term leases taking over. When a lease comes to an end both the landlord and tenant have various routes that they may choose … Read more

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HCA confirms LSE Management Fee Limit for 2016/17

Registered providers (‘RP’s) who own or manage retirement leasehold accommodation should take note of the new LSE management fee limits for the 2016/17 financial year.

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ICO publishes guidance on GDPR preparation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance in respect of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) expected to come into force in 2018. The 12 step checklist deals with a number of issues including changes to current requirements and … Read more

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Catastrophic Blow For The Private Rental Sector!

Chancellor George Osborne landed buy-to-let landlords another shock by announcing a 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge on property purchases from 1 April 2016. The addition of a 3 per cent extra charge for buy-to-let and second homes on all … Read more

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Dealing with Charity Land

The Charity Commission (Commission) has recently issued a case report in relation to Former Lacewood School, which required the Commission’s involvement to give its consent to allow for the sale of the land and provide new objects (known as making … Read more

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