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The UK Government has announced plans to repeal Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and bring about the end of so called ‘no fault’ evictions, as part of sweeping reforms to the residential letting market in the UK. In this article, we answer some of the key questions about Section 21 of the Act.
Today we announced the launch of our in-depth report, 'Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenges of climate change', which finds that the underwriting practices of (re)insurers are a major catalyst for change among businesses in the ongoing climate crisis.
Our latest global report finds that the insurance industry has a central role in building wider understanding about climate-related risks and in mitigating against those risks.
The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) recently issued a new Guidance Note for the Property Management Sector, in response to a series of recent complaints concerning the collection, retention, use and disclosure of personal data by property managers. It provides important guidance for property managers on complying with the Data Protection Principles (“DPP”).
The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 was given Royal Assent on 15 March 2022. The purpose of the Act is to set a global standard for transparency of real estate ownership, and to help eliminate foreign criminals from using UK property as a money laundering vehicle or in breach of sanctions.
We are delighted to once again be attending MIPIM, the internationally-renowned property conference taking place from 15 - 18 March 2022 in Cannes, France. The global property showcase is returning this year for the first time since 2019.
We are delighted to announce that Legal Solutions LLC, our joint law venture partner in Singapore (where we operate as Kennedys Legal Solutions), acted on the recent sale of Tanglin Shopping Centre which was sold for SGD 868 million.
We have recruited a leading construction and insurance specialist to join its London team. Paul Lowe, formerly a partner at Weightmans, is experienced in all insurance matters relating to the construction industry including on both policy coverage and defence.
We are delighted to announce that Kennedys Legal Solutions, via its joint law venture partner Legal Solutions LLC, acted on the recent sale of Gloria Mansion, which was sold enbloc for SGD 70.3 million. This is the first full residential collective sale, since the additional real estate cooling measures came into force in Singapore on 16 December 2021.
The UK Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill was published on 9 November 2021 and has been attracting a large amount of commentary ever since.