Is a Leasehold enfranchisement revolution coming?

Is a Leasehold enfranchisement revolution coming?

Alas, change is imminent and the public have until the 7th January 2019 to put forward their views on the Law Commission’s proposals to reform the leasehold enfranchisement system. Leasehold enfranchisement is comprised of both individual and collective rights which a...
Residential Periodic Tenancies

Residential Periodic Tenancies

What is a periodic tenancy? A periodic tenancy is a tenancy referring to a specific period of time, whether that is weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly. It may also be referred to as a ‘rolling contract’ because it rolls from one week/month/year to the next. They...
The Leasehold Reform – Where are we?

The Leasehold Reform – Where are we?

Those involved in the property market in any way will be well aware of the state of confusion and uncertainty which currently surrounds the leasehold system. There has been much public speculation and many a promise made as to how the system will be reformed to better...
New First Time Buyers Relief for buying a Shared Ownership Property

New First Time Buyers Relief for buying a Shared Ownership Property

On Monday 29th October 2018 the Chancellor announced in the Autumn Budget that there would be First Time Buyers Relief for First Time Buyers purchasing a Shared Ownership Property up to the value of £500,000. A Shared Ownership Property is where you purchase a...
Conveyancing – Fee transparency helps buyers

Conveyancing – Fee transparency helps buyers

There are many different comparison websites online nowadays to help people find the best deal for the service they require. You can compare insurance, energy suppliers and even hotel prices. These websites have been invaluable to help people save money. The...
Cladding Post Grenfell

Cladding Post Grenfell

In a recent Tribunal decision, leaseholder owners of two apartment blocks in Manchester have been held liable for the cost of recladding. Vallea Court and Cypress Places in Manchester failed their fire safety checks in July, which found that flammable cladding had...