Category: Property Law

New law to ensure standards in rented accommodation

A new law will ensure that private and social rented properties will meet certain safety standards throughout a tenancy, the Government has announced.

What happens if I want to buy or sell a house?

Buying or selling a property is no easy task – and this unfortunate truth applies regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer, a second-stepper or a seasoned investor.

HM Land Registry moves to raise awareness of property fraud

In recent weeks, HM Land Registry has been trying to raise awareness of property and conveyancing fraud in an effort to ensure homeowners don’t get caught out.

Demand for commercial property strong among domestic investors

A new report published by property group GVA in recent days has revealed that demand for UK commercial property among domestic investors has risen year-on-year.

Residential property sales rise above Brexit uncertainty

New figures published by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in recent days reveal that residential property sales were up significantly in October, despite the autumn being characterised by political uncertainties and falls in consumer spending.

Housing Secretary unveils proposals for new specialist Housing Court

The Government is consulting on plans to create a new ‘specialist Housing Court’ which would act as a single route for landlords, tenants and agents seeking to resolve property-related disputes.

Overseas commercial property investors expected to ‘swoop in for Brexit bargains’

A new study carried out by prominent real estate group Knight Frank suggests that the UK will surge in popularity among overseas commercial property investors in 2019.

House prices increasing month on month according to latest index

According to data from the latest house price index from estate agents Your Move, the average house price increased in October, bringing the first monthly increase since February.

UK commercial property market boosted by ‘tech company boom’

In recent months, activity in the UK’s commercial property market has been boosted by the arrival of a number of leading tech companies to London and other key UK cities, commentators have said.

UK couple ordered to pay more than £22,000 in neighbour dispute

An elderly UK couple locked in a long-running neighbour dispute over a hedge have been ordered to pay more than £22,000 in damages to their next-door neighbour.