Commercial Property & Business Law Blogs

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    Airbnb is an online platform that allows its users to rent out their homes, rooms and apartments to visitors. Leaseholders in England and Wales have to be aware of the law, rules, regulations and other legal agreements that they may fall foul of, if they intend to use Airbnb to rent out their property. Here […]

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    The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations required landlords to complete gas safety checks on their rented properties, within 12 months of the installation or the last check.  This resulted in many landlords undertaking the checks early so as to avoid them facing issues with access, which could have resulted in them failing to comply with the […]

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  • The government is proposing to set ground rents to zero levels and close several legal loopholes in a bid to reduce the current abuse of leaseholds carried out around the UK. The government’s plans include banning new build houses sold as leasehold, and changing the rules on Help to Buy equity loans so that the […]

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    The Flood Re-insurance scheme (Flood Re) has been set up to help those households who live in a flood risk area find affordable home insurance. Flood Re is intended to enable eligible homeowners to obtain affordable policies with fixed-rate premiums. The scheme came into force on 4 April 2016 after receiving regulatory approval from the […]

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