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3 August - Tanya Barrett

Our Welsh housing management experts examine the recent guidance and changes that have been introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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30 July - Amy Hazelton

The Land Registry have announced that with effect from 27 July 2020 and until further notice, as well as 'Mercury' signing being an approved method of signature, electronic signatures are... Read More

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23 July - John Shallcross

Reduced rates of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) lasting until 31 March 2021 were announced on 8 July 2020 with immediate effect. The holiday applies to all residential property, whether... Read More

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5 June - Amy Hazelton

Industry bodies, including the Law Society, have recently released updated guidance on the conveyancing process as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We examine the guidance so that you know how to... Read More

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22 May - Rachel Shepherd

The Minister of State for Housing (MoSfH), Christopher Pincher, sent out a letter to all social housing residents in England on 18 May 2020 to provide some key advice and... Read More

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20 May - Amy Hazelton

The Land Registry have announced that with effect from 4 May 2020, verifying a person's identity will become easier during the COVID-19 restrictions and the challenges we face in order... Read More

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14 May - Amy Hazelton

"Today we reopen, restart and renew the housing market and the construction industry to protect lives, to save jobs and begin rebuilding our economy," commented the Secretary of State for Housing,... Read More

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14 May - Amy Hazelton

The Secretary of State for Housing, Robert Jenrick, confirmed on 13 May that with immediate effect the hours within which construction sites can work have been extended, subject to local... Read More

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12 May - Lara Borrett-Lynch

The Cabinet Office issued guidance on the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency on 7 May. This guidance on new home contracts may have unwanted consequences... Read More

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4 May - John Shallcross

The operation of the rules for the 3% surcharge is complex. One current concern relates to the three year rules. These can apply where someone retained their old home when... Read More

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8 April - Jordan McAndrew

The Government's advice regarding social distancing and the ban on non-essential travel is having a knock-on effect on the ability of UK landlords to comply with their repair obligations to... Read More

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7 April - Amy Hazelton

A consensus seems to have broken out in the conveyancing industry as to how to handle completion dates for purchases in the present circumstances.  The Law Society, in consultation with... Read More