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Housing, Property Law and Conveyancing – Summer 2019

family homes on a newly built housing estate. Print publication

03/09/2019

Market Matters

In this regular feature, Banking Litigation Associate Rachel Elgar provides updates and commentary on trends and issues in the UK property market for July 2019.

Renting Homes (Wales) Act: What landlords, lenders and receivers need to know

When the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force it will make sweeping changes to housing law and practice in Wales. Walker Morris’ Housing Management & Litigation Partner Karl Anders and Head of Recoveries Justin Coley explain that the RH(W)A is definitely ‘one to watch’, and highlight some of the key issues for landlords, lenders and receivers.

Conveyancing protocol updated to reflect Dreamvar and other developments

Christina Gill provides an essential update on imminent changes to conveyancers’ obligations.

MHCLG consults on abolition of section 21 Housing Act 1988

Private landlords should respond to the latest major threat to the stability of the Private Rented Sector. Deborah Brown explains.

Leasehold reform on a ground-breaking scale

The Housing Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) published a report which offers wide-ranging reform to the leasehold market on a ground-breaking scale. Walker Morris’ Housing and Real Estate experts summarise some of the key recommendations, which are likely to be of interest to lenders.

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