Law Reform is a fundamental role of the PLA. We are the representative body of contentious and advisory Property lawyers. As such, we need not just to be on top of the law, we also need to anticipate change in the law and be an active lobbying voice in proposing suitable changes to the law or providing critique on proposed reform that we do not consider appropriate. Details of our current work may be found here.
Law Commission's 13th Programme of Law Reform
The Law Commission has opened consultation for its 13th Programme of Law Reform. The responses received will inform the majorityof the Law Commission's work from 2017 to 2020. One area identified for possible reform is leasehold law, with comments invited on any areas of law which impose unnecessary restrictions, inefficiences or costs.
The PLA will be making submissions to the consultation before the closing deadline, 31 October 2016.