Welcome to the October edition of Housing Matters.
Latest legal updates
Cambridgeshire will be the first county council to set up a housing company - and others may be following suit. What’s behind the shift?
Welcome to the October edition of HR Law.
On 1 October 2015, the further changes to the section 21 regime came into effect.
Councils are drawing up plans for a potential legal bid to stop government forcing them to sell off expensive stock to fund the Right to Buy.
This "jargon busting" piece looks at rights of light – what they are and how they affect residential property owners.
On the surface, the U.K. health and social care sector presents attractive opportunities for private equity investors.
This legal update examines chancel repair liability and the ongoing risks
This month’s The REview, an EG reader poll in association with Trowers & Hamlins, looked at the retail world.
The government could come under pressure to change national minimum wage calculations following a European Court judgment, according to a leading employment lawyer.
RP borrowers could face new demands as lenders and valuers discuss EUV-SH valuations post-Budget.
The government may have done some serious pruning of legislation but not all energy-related legislation is up for change.
As Dubai's property market goes through a transitional phase, industry pundits believe last week's Real Estate Brokers Conference at Cityscape Global provided a platform to ask pressing questions and get frank answers.
The regeneration of Birmingham has turned around the fortunes of England’s second city as it seeks to position itself as a global player.
Does 'working time' include time spent travelling to and from the last customer of the day? Yes confirms the European Court of Justice.
The Court of Justice of The European Union (CJEU) has ruled that mobile workers are technically ‘working’ when they travel to and from their last customers of the day.
An increasingly competitive commercial environment has brought the issue of protecting business interests into focus. People that are key to the success of a business often also pose a significant risk when they leave.
Pre-contract inspection is invaluable if you wish to acquire property free from overriding interests and buyers should look deeper than the fine interior decor and postcode.
For many, the concept of slavery evokes archaic images of bygone eras.
Is the ability to vary terms of a will for tax reasons, through what are called "deeds of variation", to be restricted by the UK tax authority?
Private providers can help the NHS achieve better patient-centred outcomes.
“It is perfectly possible that the rate of mergers in the sector will double as a result of the Budget..."
Liquidated damages are, in theory, a cost effective and efficient tool. If only things were so simple
From 17 August 2015 the EU Succession Regulation, Brussels IV, will homogenise the regulation of succession across the Union.
A housing association is a step closer to becoming the first social landlord to develop a Free School, after ‘positive’ talks with civil servants.
Research reveals almost 40% of ex-council homes sold under the Right to Buy are now in the private rented sector.
It might look great, but the potential consequences of installing wooden flooring in breach of lease can be pretty expensive.
The government’s plan to impose a flat-rate cut on council’s public health 2015-16 budgets risks breaching equality laws, new research has indicated.
Welcome to the summer 2015 edition of Housing Litigation Update
Readers will now be aware of local authority housing development companies – new players on the new-build ‘stage’.
Legal indemnity insurance is a type of policy taken out in residential property transactions where a legal defect (lack of building regulations approval, missing landlord or title) or restrictive covenant has the potential to prevent or delay development and cause loss. It is commonly used where negotiation or application to court are unrealistic or time consuming options.