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

PLA 2021 Annual General Meeting

The PLA Annual General Meeting will take place on 1 November 2021 at 6pm at One London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5EB The Committee continues to monitor developments in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the related public health guidance and legislation issued by the UK Government. As at the date of this notice, there […]

14th Oct 2021 News Read more

Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users Group: Practice Note on CE-Filing

The Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users Group would like to bring to the attention of all PLA members the Practice Note on CE-Filing which was referred to during the last meeting on 18 March 2021 (Item 5 in the draft minutes). As the Practice Note explains, CE-File is the online system for filing documents electronically at […]

28th Jul 2021 Directions / Protocols Read more

Moratorium extension not the answer the PLA was looking for

Following the government’s decision to extend the moratorium on forfeiture and CRAR until March 2022, the PLA had the opportunity to update its previous article on the topic for EG and write a comment piece for The Times law section. These pieces considered how the government’s changes were likely to be received by members, especially […]

1st Jul 2021 News Read more

EG Podcast: Emma Pinkerton, Mark Reading and Brie Stevens-Hoare on diversity and inclusion in property law

“In this latest episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG’s professional & legal editor Sarah Jackman is joined by three figures from the property law profession to explore diversity and inclusion in property law. They are barrister and Property Bar Association chair Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and Property Litigation Association members Emma Pinkerton, partner at CMS, […]

17th Jun 2021 News Read more

PLA supports ringfencing of commercial rent arrears

In the PLA’s response to the government’s call for evidence on commercial rents and Covid-19, it drew on the findings of its latest members survey. Members were asked what they thought should happen when the moratorium on the recovery of rent arrears expires at the end of June and which of the government’s options for […]

10th Jun 2021 News Read more

Updated standard directions for 1954 Act claims in the Central London County Court

The updated template directions for unopposed, unopposed (low value) and opposed 1954 Act claims can be found here: BLR1 Revised April 2021 BLR2 Revised April 2021 BLR3 Revised April 2021 In all cases, in order to avoid wasted court time as a result of hearings being listed which are not ultimately required, the directions stop […]

26th May 2021 Directions / Protocols Read more