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China to establish real estate registration system by 2017, Beijing says

China will establish a national real estate registration system by 2017 as part of government plans to move towards a more diversified and free market economy, the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) has announced. 03 Apr 2014

Guarantor was released from obligations when alterations to property were made without its consent, Appeal Court confirms

The guarantor of an insolvent commercial tenant cannot be held liable for outstanding obligations if changes were made to the lease without its consent which had the "potential" to increase the burden on the guarantor, the Court of Appeal has confirmed. 23 Jan 2014

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House of Lords committee delays HS2 Bill programme

The deadline for responses to the consultation on the potential environmental impacts of High Speed 2 (HS2) has been postponed for a further two weeks after a House of Lords committee found errors in the  distribution of the Environmental Statement. 22 Jan 2014

Right to manage disputes increasingly favour tenants but tolerance of errors not limitless, says expert

OPINION: Judicial authorities are increasingly favouring tenant groups in disputes over their rights to take over the management of blocks of flats, but tenant groups can still fall foul of procedural faults that even more lenient authorities will not overlook.... 21 Jan 2014

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