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The Homes and Communities Agency has removed the requirement for pre-emption rights to remain effective on shared ownership properties following final staircasing to 100 per cent ownership.
The community right to buy introduced by the Localism Act 2011 is based on the concept of giving local people the opportunity to take control of assets and facilities in their neighbourhoods.
Landlords’ decision-making process should document whether clutter-friendly tenants are vulnerable; and other tips...
Registered provider landlords don’t need to worry about re-protecting deposits once the tenancy becomes a statutory periodic tenancy, but it is important they act quickly.
What buildings are affected, what duties are imposed and what action you should take.
Budget summary: spring 2015 download
An overview of the main changes outlined by the Chancellor.
Winckworth Sherwood has published its PRS jargon buster – a useful A-Z glossary of many of the terms related to the private rented sector.
The NPPG includes a proposal that a financial credit should be applied to affordable housing contributions where buildings are brought back into use or demolished in order to allow redevelopment.
Various factors can be taken into account at site set-up which will make a development more attractive to a purchaser of the reversionary interest of the freehold.
With a new set of regulations on the horizon, we are about to see the most significant changes to the EU procurement regime in a decade.
Overriding interests in registered land have long been and remain a controversial area of debate for practitioners and academics alike.
The Court of Appeal has handed down a decision which reminds us of the importance of carefully considering the treatment of VAT during any land transaction.
Fear of defeat prompted the UK government to announce an intention to devolve further powers to Scotland.
In its decision of 28 October 2014, the Court of Appeal has sensibly overturned the High Court decision in Phillips v Francis.
In the context of personal insolvency, the most valuable asset within the estate is often the property in which the bankrupt resides and in which he has an interest.
On the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the trustee in bankruptcy. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate.
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision that will be welcomed by consultants and developers alike.
The tenant’s right of first refusal was introduced to prevent landlords from selling the reversionary interest in a tenant’s flat without the tenant’s knowledge.
Tough new legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour gives housing associations greater powers, says Winckworth Sherwood’s Ausilia Matraxia.
The Court of Appeal has held that administrators must make payment in respect of rent for any period during which he retains possession of the demised property.