The UK residential real estate market is awash with jargon and legalese and it can be daunting for those seeking to invest in prime London residential property for the first time.
Latest legal updates
Welcome to the June issue of Building Interest.
The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill (currently going through the committee stage in the House of Lords) follows up on the Government's election manifesto promise to devolve wider powers to combined authorities which choose to have elected mayors.
Exploring the world of enveloped UK real estate and the complexities around its tax treatment
What impact would an extended right to buy have on housing association development programmes?
The interim real estate register of Dubai was introduced to improve the security of property deals by allowing two practices: the issuance of interim title deeds that can be registered for the sale of off-plan properties; and allowing the Dubai Land Department (DLD) both a detailed view of off-plan sales and the power to effectively charge registration fees for their transfer.
Public sector lawyers retain a keen service ethic, according to the latest Gazette roundtable.
Welcome to the summer edition of Quarterly Housing Update.
Implications for employers could be huge, affecting pay, and health and safety
Calling all developers, landlords and operators: the Heat Network Regulations are now in force and they bring with them some onerous requirements
The most recent case to grab the attention of the media spotlight, both in the UK and the Middle East, is that of a man who used 'insulting' words at a colleague on the messaging platform WhatsApp.
Employers may now have to count the time spent by their workers travelling from home to the first customer designated by their employer and from the last designated customer to home as 'working time' for the purposes of the EU Working Time Directive 2003.
Purchasing residential investment property at auction has been popularised and promoted by television shows such as "Homes Under the Hammer". The excitement felt when the gavel falls can soon fade , however, for an unwary and inexperienced investor as at that moment the contract is binding and without professional advice before bidding you could find yourself saddled with an asset neither readily saleable nor against which you can raise future finance.
Public sector organisations are to have due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), as set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, when exercising their functions.
The Bahrain Bourse's real estate investment trust (Reit) listing rules have been praised by industry participants in the country for their investor-friendly stance.
On Wednesday 27 May, in the first Queen's Speech of the new Parliament, the Government announced unveiled its plans for its first year in office. Continuing under the banner of government for "working people" from the Conservative Party's general election campaign, here is our summary of the reforms the Government has announced and/or is considering.
The distinction between ‘on-lending’ and ‘lending’ can be critical to what housing associations can, or cannot do, under the terms of their loan facilities.
Buying a home is an exciting experience but it can also be a stressful one. Once you have found the right property for you and your family you need the right advice to help you to navigate the process.
Selling a home can be a stressful experience. An understanding of the process combined with good advice will help ease the strain and reduce the chances of nasty surprises.
'Expect Amazing' is the slogan for the Qatar World Cup but if Doha loses the event, it could become 'Expect Embarrassment'
Hopes have been raised that counties can negotiate individual devolution deals without establishing a combined authority under the government’s flagship Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.
The cost of paid holiday is set to increase for employers following recent court decisions on what components of pay are to be included.
Welcome to the May issue of Building Interest.
Should RPs be worried about the risk of default because of Right to Buy sales?
Social landlords are lobbying the government to minimise the impact of the extended Right to Buy policy as the Queen’s Speech this week confirmed it will go ahead.
Non-resident and high net worth owners of prime residential real estate in England and Wales are targets for fraudsters, and this is a trend which will only continue to rise unless adequate preventative measures are taken.
A housing association has been ordered by a High Court judge to pay more than £300,000 to a repairs contractor following a long-term legal dispute.
The Cabinet Office and Crown Commercial Service have provided guidance on the current procurement policy note regarding the use of the procurement process to promote tax compliance.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Sale at auction is still a popular choice for residential investors, how can those with residential portfolios make the most of this trend?
Douglas Rhodes reports on landlords’ options for the recovery of legal costs in residential service charge disputes at the First-tier Tribunal
William Bethune and Gillian Palmer consider a Court of Appeal case that has held that only tenants of single blocks can exercise the right to manage under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002
The Conservatives have promised a bill to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations within 100 days of forming the new government.