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Monthly Archives: October, 2019

Government Consultations on Energy Efficiency

The UK is the first major economy to pass laws to stop all of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In order to meet this target, the Government will need to take a number of steps. The Government has recently launched the following three consultations (with further consultations to follow) to advance the reduction of carbon emi ... Continue reading

Secretary of State Now Has Power to Make Regulations on Electrical Safety Checks

New regulations have been passed which give the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government powers (from 25 October 2019) to impose duties on private residential landlords in England to carry out mandatory electrical safety checks when premises are occupied under a tenancy.The Housing and Planning Act 2016 s ... Continue reading

Proposed Regulation of Property Agents

The Government has now received its report from The Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) working group, which the Government had commissioned last year. The Government asked the RoPA to advise them on whether “Property Agents” in England (which includes letting agents, managing agents, estate agents, online agents, and auctionee ... Continue reading

Law Commission Report on the Electronic Execution of Documents

Following our blog back in September 2018 on the Law Commission Consultation (available here), the Law Commission has now issued its report on the electronic execution of documents.The report confirms that current laws permit electronic signatures, but that the law is not very accessible to non-lawyers and businesses. The aim of ... Continue reading

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