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The government has confirmed its plans for banning the majority of new-build leasehold houses in England, while capping ground rents on new leases at just £10. 18 Oct 2018
Detailed proposals to reform the leasehold enfranchisement process and make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders in England and Wales to purchase the freehold of their house or flat have been published by the Law Commission. 24 Sep 2018
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early.
Tenants under certain long leases in Scotland automatically became the owners of the property from 28 November 2015. This guide outlines who this affected.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
A recent ruling on the construction of a 'break clause' in a commercial lease indicates that where there are two conflicting possible interpretations of a particular provision the courts will consider "business common sense" and the 'contra proferentem' rule... 16 Aug 2018
LEGAL UPDATE: The High Court in England and Wales has ruled that the interests of some off-plan buyers of unbuilt apartments ranked ahead of lenders when a property developer entered administration. Insolvency practitioners should be aware of unilateral notices... 28 Jun 2018
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