News: August 2018


‘Unreasonable costs’ will not be capped – Tribunal Procedure Committee adopts PLA proposal

CoStar News by Paul Newman 28 August 2018 The Tribunal Procedure Committee has decided not to cap costs for unreasonable behaviour in leasehold and residential property cases following consultation and is instead adopting a proposal by the Property Litigation Association (PLA) to publish a guidance note. “This note aims to clearly explain Rule 13(1)(b), governing […]

29th Aug 2018 Consultations Read more

Unopposed Business Lease Renewals: 1954 Act Pilot in the Central London County Court

Central London County Court Effective: 1 January 2018 The First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) has provided us with the following documents – updated guidance note, standard form directions and listing questionnaire – to apply in the case of unopposed business lease renewals transferred to the FTT pursuant to the mandatory 1954 Act pilot for proceedings […]

27th Aug 2018 Directions / Protocols Read more

Profile of the PLA appears in the Estates Gazette

Taking property litigation to another level – profile of the PLA in Estates Gazette,  4 August 2018.   At a time of seismic change for property litigation, the PLA is aiming to take the profession to another level in its push for wider reform. This was one of the key messages that PLA Chair Martin […]

10th Aug 2018 News Read more

No more hiding! Publication of persons holding a controlling interest in Scottish land

In September 2017, the First Minister announced the Scottish Government’s intention to prioritise transparency, accountability and community ownership in its programme of land reform. As part of this, it has now published draft Regulations to implement provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 to establish a public register of people who own and manage […]

3rd Aug 2018 News Read more