Real estate focus

Publication | July 2018
Real estate focus

A round-up of some key legal developments in England and Wales for the real estate sector.

In this edition we take a look at the possibility of a compulsory three-year term for residential tenancies, liability for knotweed, MEES and whether we can rely on non-reliance clauses.

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Minimum term for the PRS

The government is on a mission to deliver a “fairer, good quality and more affordable private rented sector”.

July 2018

Ignoring Japanese knotweed could be costly

Japanese knotweed has long been recognised as a fast-growing and intrusive weed that is difficult to eradicate.

July 2018

Exemptions: don’t make a MEEStake

We have previously reported on new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) when letting domestic and commercial premises in England and Wales.

July 2018

Make all reasonable enquiries

It is all too easy, when replying to standard enquiries before contract raised by a prospective buyer or tenant, to use words along the lines of “not as far as we...

July 2018


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