LAWS IN THE PIPELINE JULY 2019

Sublet Property (Offences) Bill This is a Private Member’s Bill introduced in the House of Commons by Christopher Chope. It is intended to make the breach of certain rules relating to sub-letting rented accommodation a criminal offence; to make provision for criminal sanctions in respect of unauthorised sub-letting; and for connected purposes. The Bill is […]

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Recent developments with Part 36

Part 36 is the provision that keeps on giving – or taking away…, writes John Appleyard. Part 36 of the Civil Procure Rules (CPR) 1998 is a Rule which never fails to surprise. Out of a book which totals over 3,070 pages, it accounts for a mere 34 of them – including the Practice Directions. […]

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Southwark have a judgment against me how does registering judgments work?

The register of judgments is the sole place where the following judgments are recorded, and the register includes: County Court Judgments County Court Administration Orders Magistrates Court Fines CSA liability orders Tribunal Awards The information on the register can be searched here https://www.trustonline.org.uk/  and you pay a fee to use the service. Information that is held […]

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The scale of the leasehold homes problem is far greater than government figures estimate, according to a campaign group.

The scale of the leasehold homes problem is far greater than government figures estimate, according to a campaign group. Many leaseholders pay excessive ground rent charges of up to £700 a year. The ministry of housing estimates there were around 4.3m residential leasehold properties in England in 2016. However, the figure is closer to 6m, […]

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Published leasehold dwellings in England statistics.

Leasehold dwellings – England, 2016 to 2017 On 25 October 2018 the MHCLG published statistics which provide an estimate of the number of leasehold dwellings in England. In 2016-17, there were an estimated 4.3 million leasehold dwellings in England. This equates to 18% of the English housing stock. Of these, 2.3 million dwellings (54%) were […]

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