Publications: Consultations

 

Business Rates – Government listens to PLA

The Government has listened to and, more importantly, embraced the views of the PLA in its Consultation on business rates in multi-occupied properties. As a consequence, the draft Bill has been amended to reflect changes proposed by the PLA. This will ensure that the final enactment will be much clearer and significantly more certain which […]

16th Apr 2018 Consultations Read more

Property Week Article – business rates for multi-occupied properties

Property Week Article ————————– PLA criticises draft bill on business rates for multi-occupied properties By Guy Montague-Jones  Thu 22 March 2018 The government’s draft bill correcting how multi-occupied properties should be assessed for business rate purposes leaves too many areas open to interpretation, the Property Litigation Association (PLA) has warned. In its consultation response to the […]

22nd Mar 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA Response to Disclosure Pilot in the Business and Property Court

27 February 2018   RESPONSE TO DISCLOSURE PILOT FOR THE BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURT   The Property Litigation Association is an industry association for solicitors with a substantial part of their  practice  in  property  litigation.   The  Association  has  around  1300  members  comprising solicitors from throughout England and Wales (and elsewhere in the United Kingdom) specialising […]

1st Mar 2018 Consultations Read more

Multi-Occupied Properties Consultation – Mazars – PLA Response

BY EMAIL: ndr@communities.gsi.gov.uk Local Taxation Division Fry Block South East Corner 2nd Floor 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF 22 February 2018 Dear Sirs Multi-Occupied Properties Consultation Response I am writing to you on behalf of the Property Litigation Association. The PLA is the industry association for solicitors whose substantial practice is property litigation. The […]

28th Feb 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA response to consultation on possible changes to the Tribunal Procedure (First Tier Tribunal) (Property Chamber) Rules 2013 and the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) (Lands Chamber) Rules 2010 concerning costs in leasehold cases and residential property leases.

TRIBUNAL PROCEDURE COMMITTEE CONSULTATION ON POSSIBLE CHANGES TO   THE TRIBUNAL PROCEDURE (FIRST- TIER TRIBUNAL) (PROPERTY CHAMBER) RULES 2013 AND THE TRIBUNAL PROCEDURE (UPPER TRIBUNAL) (LANDS CHAMBER) RULES 2010 CONCERNING COSTS IN LEASEHOLD CASES AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CASES. RESPONSE   OF   THE   PROPERTY   LITIGATION   ASSOCIATION   LAW   REFORM COMMITTEE.  Feb 2018.   QUESTION 1 1) Is it appropriate […]

12th Feb 2018 Consultations Read more

1954 Act pilot is live – Unopposed business lease renewals transferred from Central London County Court to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)

Click here for the draft Guidance in upopposed business lease renewal cases with effect from 1 December 2017 DRAFT DIRECTIONS FOR AN UNOPPOSED BUSINESS LEASE RENEWAL UNDER PART II OF THE LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT 1954   Unopposed business lease renewals under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 which are issued in […]

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Business Rates in Multi-Occupied Properties – Consultation

THE PLA LAW REFORM COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR COMMENTS ……. The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a Consultation on reinstating the practice of the Valuation Office Agency prior to the decision of the Supreme Court in Woolway (VO) v Mazars [2015] UKSC 53. The Consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/business-rates-in-multi-occupied-properties As a consequence of Mazars, the […]

12th Jan 2018 Consultations Read more