Publications: Consultations

 

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Click here for the draft Guidance in upopposed business lease renewal cases with effect from 1 December 2017 DRAFT DIRECTIONS FOR AN UNOPPOSED BUSINESS LEASE RENEWAL UNDER PART II OF THE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 […]

11th Feb 2018 Consultations Read more

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 current […]

12th Jan 2018 Consultations Read more

Disclosure: Proposed Pilot Scheme for the Business and Property Courts

On 2 November, the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary announced their intention to introduce a disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales.  Essentially, it is proposed that standard disclosure be abolished and replaced with a new concept of “basic disclosure” – for which no search is required – and “extended disclosure” […]

9th Nov 2017 Consultations Read more

Business Rates Appeals – Govt. response

Check Challenge Appeal: Reforming business rates appeals – consultation on statutory implementation. Summary of consultation responses and Government response [March 2017] To read the original PLA response [October 2016] to the consultation click here. To read a letter, dated 27 March 2017, from the PLA to the House of Commons Joint Committee for Statutory Instruments click […]

31st Mar 2017 Consultations Read more

The Law Commission’s 13th Programme of Law Reform – PLA proposals (Oct 2016)

The Law Commission’s 13th Programme of Law Reform Proposals submitted on behalf of the Property Litigation Association 16 October 2016 What follows was  prepared by the Law Reform  Committee of the Property Litigation Association (PLA) with the benefit of contributions from the wider  membership. Some of the proposals are fundamental and/or wide ranging whilst others […]

20th Oct 2016 Consultations Read more

Business Rates Appeals Reforms – PLA response

Response to DCLG Consultation by the Property Litigation Association This consultation response is made on behalf of the Property Litigation Association (the “PLA”) to the proposed Statutory Framework for Business Rates Appeals Reforms. The PLA is the industry body representing property litigators in England and Wales. We comment specifically on Question 6 which is the […]

10th Oct 2016 Consultations Read more

Transforming Our Justice System – PLA response

This is the response of the Property Litigation Association (PLA), a members’ association for professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation. We are lawyers who come from a variety of firms in terms of size and location. The PLA consists of approximately 1200 members who spend a substantial amount of […]

1st Oct 2016 Consultations Read more