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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:

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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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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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