Feed­back plea over lease­holds

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS / NEWS -

THE Law So­ci­ety is call­ing on its mem­bers to pro­vide feed­back for a con­sul­ta­tion ex­er­cise that could make life eas­ier for lease­hold­ers.

The Law Com­mis­sion is seek­ing views on pro­vi­sional pro­pos­als for a new, sin­gle en­fran­chise­ment regime de­signed to ben­e­fit lease­hold­ers of both houses and flats.

The pro­posed re­forms will fo­cus on buy­ing a free­hold and ex­tend­ing a lease.

The Law So­ci­ety said: “We en­cour­age all mem­bers with an in­ter­est in the top­ics cov­ered to re­spond to the con­sul­ta­tion pa­per.

“The clos­ing date for re­sponses is Jan­uary 7, 2019.”

Lawyers who would like their views to be con­sid­ered by the Con­veyanc­ing and Land Law Com­mit­tee for the Law So­ci­ety’s re­sponse, are ad­vised to email Prop­erty@LawSo­ci­ety.org.uk by De­cem­ber 5, 2018.

The Law Com­mis­sion is the statu­tory in­de­pen­dent body cre­ated by the Law Com­mis­sions Act to keep the law of Eng­land and Wales un­der re­view and to rec­om­mend re­form where it is needed. It aims to en­sure that the law is as fair, mod­ern, sim­ple and as cost-ef­fec­tive as pos­si­ble.

It also aims to cod­ify the law, and re­peal ob­so­lete and un­nec­es­sary en­act­ments.

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