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Law Commission issues its 2018 work programme

Published on: 09 January 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Law Commission issues its 2018 work programme
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  • The Law Commission proposes several property law work streams such as registered land and chancel repair liability, residential leasehold enfranchisement and unfair terms in residential leasehold. How did you select the property projects? Will the property themed work prove beneficial?
  • What is the Law Commission now proposing in relation to the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (LT(C)A 1995) and security of tenure under Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954)?
  • What are these proposed reforms intended to achieve?
  • Are these reforms likely to be successful in achieving their aims?
  • What are the trends in this area?

Article summary

Property analysis: On 14 December 2017, the Law Commission of England and Wales issued its 13th programme of law reform, which will cover the policy work which it will develop in 2018. This programme covers 14 areas of law which, in the view of the Law Commission, need revision. Of interest to property practitioners is the inclusion of topics such as residential leasehold enfranchisement reform, chancel repair liability, modernising trust law and unfair terms in residential leasehold. Professor Nick Hopkins, Law Commissioner, introduces the Law Commission paper and comments on what the final property law outputs could look like. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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