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 HMOs and ASTs, a new register of beneficial ownership and new laws and taxes across the border.


Register of beneficial owners: the latest

The government plans to implement a public register of the beneficial ownership of overseas legal entities owning, or wanting to buy, property in the UK.

April 2018

HMOs in the spotlight (again)

We recently reported on new regulations laid before parliament to extend the scope of mandatory licensing for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) with effect from...

April 2018

AST warning for landlords

Landlords in England face a myriad of statutory rules and regulations when granting assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) – the default for residential tenancies...

April 2018

Mind the gap!

The increasing divergence between the law in England and that in Wales is easy to overlook but worth having on the radar.

April 2018



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