Real estate focus

Global Publication August 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 the proposed registration of landowning overseas entities; a business rates mitigation scheme; energy efficiency reforms; and new HMO requirements.


Registration of overseas entities owning UK land

The government published a long-heralded draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill on July 23, 2018.

August 2018

Energy efficiency requirements – changes ahead

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme (the Scheme) came into force on April 1, 2010.

August 2018

HMO alert: deadlines looming

Most houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in England comprising three storeys or more and occupied by five or more people in two or more separate households are...

August 2018

Mitigating liability for business rates

It is stating the obvious to say that business rates are an onerous financial liability and may be the cause of some businesses sinking rather than swimming –...

August 2018

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