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Newsflash – Government response to MHCLG’s Select Committee report on Leasehold Reform

03 July 2019

Newsflash – Government response to MHCLG’s Select Committee report on Leasehold Reform Today Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has responded to the Select Committee’s report on Leasehold Reform. IRPM members that attended the sell-out IRPM Annual Seminar heard ...

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Clarification over VAT on fee cap | more on leasehold reforms | estate charges for freeholders

28 June 2019

Newsflash – update Clarification over VAT on fee cap | more on leasehold reforms | estate charges for freeholders Government yesterday published its full response to last year’s consultation into unfair practices in the leasehold sector. The document, “Implementing reforms to the...

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Leasehold houses axed and pre-sale enquiry fees to be capped

27 June 2019

In a widely anticipated announcement, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP today confirmed plans to abolish the selling of new houses as leasehold properties and reduce ground rents for new leases to zero, not the £10pa previously considered. In a wide-ranging speech, the Secretary of State also a...

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Fire and building safety – government launches two consultations today

06 June 2019

Today, government has launched two consultations for proposals for response by 31st July. They are: A consultation on new proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system. The proposals are said to go beyond Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations. A call for...

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Government commits £200m to fund cladding replacement for private high-rise buildings

09 May 2019

Newsflash – Government commits £200m to fund cladding replacement for private high-rise buildings As we approach the second anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy, Government has stepped in with a promised £200m to fund cladding replacement on around 170 privately owned high rise res...

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Right to Rent does breach human rights law

01 March 2019

The High Court has ruled that the government’s Right to Rent scheme breaches human rights law. Right to Rent was introduced by Theresa May when she was Home Secretary. It was a key aspect of the Government’s ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants and made landlord...

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NEWSFLASH – Brokenshire announces new regulatory framework for building safety

18 December 2018

The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has announced his far-reaching plans for safer buildings. With the announcement comes an extensive Implementation Plan. “Building a Safer Future” commits the government to a programme of re...

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Law Commission consults on commonhold

11 December 2018

The 13th Law Commission has published its Consultation Paper on commonhold reform, “Reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership”. The paper, together with a summary and various other related documents, can be found at the following link: https://bit.ly/2FjZmaM....

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Housing experts join forces to boost property agent standards

12 October 2018

Government is moving on its promise to regulate the agency and property management sectors and introduce a nationally recognised qualification. It has set up a Working Group, chaired by Lord Best, to raise standards across the property agent sector. It will consider the case for an independent prope...

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13th Law Commission shakes up leasehold

20 September 2018

The 13th Law Commission has published its Consultation Paper on leasehold enfranchisement reform: “Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease”. The consultation closes on 20 November 2018. This document sets out significant changes to the way leasehold enfranc...

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