1954 Act amended in England and Wales

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1689) has brought into force on 1 October 2015 sections 35 and 36 of The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Sections 35 and 36 amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part II

CPI Update 138 - October 2015

Is your easement legal?

The Land Registry has made a minor change to its practice on registering easements (Land Registry Practice Guide 62) which has a bearing on discovering whether or not an easement has full legal effect.

Policy change on section 106 affordable housing requirements

The Government has withdrawn a policy change in relation to section 106 affordable housing restrictions on small sites. Last November, the Government announced a number of changes to national planning policy in relation to section 106 planning obligations in an attempt to remove what was considered to be a disproportionate burden imposed on small scale developers and self-build developments.

CPI Update 135 - June 2015

CPI Update 134 - May 2015

SDLT - the devolved tax

As from 1 April 2015, the commencement of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013 means that Scottish land transactions are no longer within the scope of Stamp Duty Land Tax and will instead be subject to a new land an buildings transaction tax (LBTT). SDLT will, in due course, become a fully devolved tax since Wales is eventually heading in the same direction.