Category: Property Law

Plans of new eco standards for homes expected within weeks

Plans for the Future Homes Standard 2025 announced by the Chancellor in his Spring Statement are expected to be announced soon with a consultation process promised for this spring.

Property sales in UK increased at beginning of this year

Residential property sales in the UK were positive at the beginning of the year, up 0.8 per cent between December 2018 and January 2019, official data shows. Overall there were 101,170 residential sales, taking them 1.3 per cent higher than January 2018, according to the figures from HMRC.

Thousands of landlords could unknowingly have inaccurate EPC certificates

Up to 2.5 million Energy Performance Certificates in the UK are wrong due to inaccurate measurement standards and practices and it means landlords could be unwittingly breaking the law.

London is the World’s Top Destination for Investment in Commercial Real Estate

London is still top dog for investment in commercial real estate even with ongoing uncertainty about Brexit. New research has shown, London is well above Manhattan and Paris. According to the analysis report from international real estate firm Knight Frank.

Lloyds offering 100 per cent mortgages to first-time buyers

First-time buyers will be able to receive a 100 per cent mortgage from Lloyds bank for the first time since the financial crisis. The caveat being that the lender must be assisted by a family member.

Law Commission to improve Right to Manage process for leaseholders

A proposal has been put forward by the Law Commission that would improve a leaseholder’s ability to manage their buildings on a daily basis.

A ban on private rented sector tenant fees will be put in place on 1 June

On 1 June a new law banning private rented sector tenant fees will come into effect.

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.