Category: Property Law

Property market activity spikes as latest figures reveal positive recovery

Activity levels in the property market reached new records in September as the market continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest research.

Property: Movers becoming more likely to buy than first-time buyers

First-time buyers are less likely to buy property than movers, with research predicting a change in the market.

Eviction ban: Hearings to resume in courts in England and Wales

Eviction hearings are resuming in courts in England and Wales, with the most serious cases given priority, following a six-month ban on proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Property: House prices rise to a 16-year high in August

According to the latest data from both Nationwide and Halifax, house prices have continued their post-lockdown recovery, reaching their highest monthly rise in August for more than 16 years.

Commercial property: Market shows signs of recovery

According to the latest data, commercial investment in the UK rose by 42 per cent in June, with the commercial property yield remaining stable and experts highlighting the signs of recovery in the market.

HM Land registry set to accept digital signatures

HM Land Registry has revealed plans to accept witness-free e-signatures to execute deeds, almost 20 years after the technology was approved in legislation.

Government publishes new code of practice on rental payments for the commercial property sector

The Government has published a new code of practice to provide the commercial property sector with clarity over rental payments during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Government urged to take action on repossessions ban

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and Landlord Action are jointly urging the Government to consider the impact of the five-month ban on repossessions, which is currently due to end on 23 August 2020.

Government extends legislation preventing eviction of commercial tenants

Rules preventing landlords from evicting commercial tenants affected by Covid-19 will be extended until the end of September, it has been revealed.