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Law Commission publishes summary paper on proposed solutions for leasehold houses.

19 July 2018

Government has asked the 13th Law Commission to prioritise measures for the owners of leasehold houses. The Commission has today published its summary paper on proposed solutions for leasehold houses. You can access the paper here. The paper contains some far-reaching proposals to simplify and sp...

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'How to' guides for leaseholders, landlords and renters

27 June 2018

Landlords, leaseholders and tenants will be provided with vital information on their rights and responsibilities thanks to new online rental guides published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 26 June 2018. These guides form a key part of government’s continuing c...

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Dame Judith Hackitt report

17 May 2018

Dame Judith Hackitt has published her report today and a senior leader of her team will address the IRPM Annual Seminar in London next week (23rd May, Park Plaza, London). The content runs along the themes of her interim report issued earlier this year. Whilst stopping short of a total ban on claddi...

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MHCLG announcement

03 April 2018

April Fool? No, the MHCLG announcement was for real… My first thought was, is this an April Fool jape? I read it through. It isn't. The biggest shake up in the property management sector is coming. It is good news, but it will affect all of us. On 1st April, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler...

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Citiscape – Tribunal determines who pays for cladding replacement and fire-watch

16 March 2018

The London Residential Property First-tier Tribunal has made its determination for “Various leaseholders of Citiscape” in Croydon.  FirstPort Property Management Services Ltd, the manager applied to the FTT to establish liability to pay service charges. The Tribunal decided that th...

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Important Tribunal ruling on who pays for fire watching

30 January 2018

The First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) has ruled on the Fresh Apartments, Salford case. On 31 July 2017, the Tribunal received an application from E&J Ground Rents No 11 LLP, the freehold owner of Fresh Apartments in Salford, near Manchester. The property comprises of 1...

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Mundy – reaction from both sides and industry experts

25 January 2018

The Sloane -v- Mundy appeal foundered yesterday and IRPM have been speaking with both appellant James Wyatt and Pemberton Greenish for the Sloane Estate. We have also taken industry reaction from leading solicitors, barristers and valuers about the case, and asked the question “what happens ne...

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Court of Appeal rules on the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate -v- Mundy

24 January 2018

The long awaited ruling at the Court of Appeal on the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate v Mundy was announced this morning. The appeal was lost and James Wyatt has been refused leave to appeal. Click here for a link to the full judgement.  Various models have been created by t...

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Gov response is out – peppercorn ground rents and much more…

21 December 2017

Department for Communities and Local Government has today published the Government’s response to the recent consultation on ‘Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market’ . The response is available online on the Gov.uk website (www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tackling-un...

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Improving the home buying and selling process

19 December 2017

Improving the home buying and sellingprocess Call for Evidence Introduction The Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) is a not-for-profit professional body, themembership comprising individual property management professionals, not firms. It is the leadingprovider of learning, appre...

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