Real estate focus

Global Publication September 2018

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 proposals to reform residential leases; additional restrictions when terminating ASTs; opposing renewal of a business lease; and new best practice for service charges in commercial leases.


Residential leases set for “radical reform”

The government wants to tackle what it considers to be unfair practices in the residential leasehold market. In December 2017 it announced plans to ban the sale of...

September 2018

Business leases: ground (f) in the spotlight

Where a business tenant enjoys security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the 1954 Act), the landlord can only oppose the tenant’s claim for a new...

September 2018

Service charges in commercial property: new best practice

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has this month published the first edition of its Professional Statement: Service Charges in Commercial...

September 2018

Terminating ASTs: more restrictions

The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced additional restrictions on landlords of assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) granted in England on or after October 1, 2015.

September 2018

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