Publications: Consultations

 

Considering the case for a Housing Court: call for evidence

In October 2017 the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a package of measures intended to address the private rented sector. One proposed measure was the introduction of a specialist Housing Court with a view to a more efficient and timely process by which landlords could recover possession, and tenants could enforce […]

22nd Nov 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA County Court Survey – 2018 update

In 2015 almost 90% of PLA members thought that the County Court Service was unfit for purpose. Less than 1% considered that the administration at the county court was good. Following that survey the Law Reform Committee has been in dialogue with courts and HMCTS in an effort to improve service. We are being told […]

8th Nov 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA applauds changes to the new Disclosure Pilot

Press Release Following extensive consultation, the Business and Property Courts will launch a new two-year pilot scheme on the disclosure of documents in January 2019, designed to streamline the process, introduce greater flexibility and reduce the cost and complexity of disclosure. The Property Litigation Association (PLA) was one of several organisations to provide input to […]

17th Oct 2018 Consultations Read more

Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments – consultation

To read the response from the PLA to the Govenment consultation on the law and powers to deal with unauthorised development and encampments click here. The PLA response was based on information provided by PLA members in the following firms:   Actons CMS – Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Eversheds Sutherland Higgs & Sons Hogan Lovells Howard Kennedy […]

14th Oct 2018 Consultations Read more

‘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

Unauthorised Encampments

To read the PLA’s response to the ministry of Communities and Local Government’s consultation on unauthorised encampments click here. For more information about this consultation click here. Consultation Response CMS Howard Kennedy Eversheds Sutherland Mills & Reeve Shulmans HJiggs & Sons Penningtons Hogan Lovells Jones Day Actons Stephens Scowns Shoosmiths Lester Aldridge

14th Jul 2018 Consultations Read more

Consultation to Cap Unreasonable Behaviour Costs – Tribunal Procedure Committee (TPC) agrees PLA’s Proposals

The Tribunal Procedure Committee (TPC) have decided not to cap the costs recoverable under Rule 13(1)(b) for unreasonable behaviour.  The TPC concluded, in agreement with the PLA’s Law Reform Committee proposal, that steps should be taken to publicise the guidance in Willow Court Management Company (1985) Limited v Alexander in a clear form to parties […]

12th Jul 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA Law Reform Committee and engagement with HMCTS

The PLA Law Reform Committee has had meetings with HMCTS in respect of their wide-ranging reform programme. Below is a link that contains both a video link to a recent roadshow event and also a pdf of a Reform Update dated May 2018. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmcts-reform-roadshow-for-legal-professionals The Update highlights the current and proposed reforms HMCTS is working […]

13th Jun 2018 Consultations Read more

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