Law Reform Committee

 

Law Reform Committee surveys – your views matter

Dear Members The Law Reform Committee will be conducting a series of surveys in the next few months.  Whilst most of these will be in relation to the Law Commission’s 14th Program the first one is in response to the Government Consultation – Commercial Rents and Covid-1 Call for Evidence.  The deadline for responses is […]

9th Apr 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

Minutes of the 1st meeting of the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users Group Meeting on 18 March 2021

Current work of Tribunal Work fluctuates due to “volume” compulsory purchase compensation claims Pandemic has reduced work in a number of areas – FTT appeals (down 30-35%). Rating appeals (down 80%). Other claims (compensation, telecoms) (down 20%) (but telecoms claims are increasing) This is driven in large part by the fact that the first tier […]

31st Mar 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

CMA issues letters to two housing developers in relation to possible breaches of consumer protection law in the sale of leasehold houses

The Competition and Markets Authority has issued letters to two housing developers in relation to possible breaches of consumer protection law in the sale of leasehold houses. The letters outline the CMA’s specific concerns about the potential unfairness of terms that double the ground rent every 10 or 15 years. The CMA is seeking undertakings […]

25th Mar 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

High value Rent Claims

Below is an email from Chief Master Marsh in which he sets out the system employed in the High Court for dealing with high value rent claims.  You will note that as a result of a very significant level of uncontested claims they will be transferred to the Central London County Court unless you advise […]

19th Feb 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

County Court Feedback Surveys

We would like to invite you to provide feedback on your experience of using the County Courts, so that we can collate evidence of current issues with the County Courts for the purpose of an upcoming meeting with HMCTS to discuss County Court user experience. We have prepared a survey comprising 15 short questions, and […]

1st Jul 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

COVID-19 and stay of possession proceedings – further update

Following the issues raised by the PLA and PBA in a joint letter to the Master of the Rolls (click here to read the letter), Practice Direction 51Z – Stay of Possession Proceedings and Extension of Time Limits – Coronavirus was amended on 20 April 2020 to permit, amongst other things, claims to proceed against […]

18th Jun 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

PLA questions Government on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

The Law Reform Committee of the PLA has put a number of questions and requests for clarification to the Insolvency Service regarding the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill published on 20 May 2020. In particular, concerns have been raised about potential uncertainties, unfairness and unintended consequences for property owners arising out of provisions relating […]

3rd Jun 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

COVID-19 and stay of possession proceedings – update

Following the issues raised by the PLA and PBA in a joint letter to the Master of the Rolls (click here to read the letter), Practice Direction 51Z – Stay of Possession Proceedings and Extension of Time Limits – Coronavirus was amended on 20 April 2020 to permit, amongst other things, claims to proceed against […]

5th May 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more