Law Reform Committee

 

EG: A call for reform in the Landlord and Tenant Act

The Law Reform Committee of the Property Litigation Association has rarely been more busy than it has during the last few years, as a voice for the property litigation industry casting a critical and experienced eye over existing and prospective litigation. You can read Paul Tonkin’s article for Estates Gazette here, setting out the case […]

19th Nov 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

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