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What next? Residential property law in 2021/22

What changes are on the horizon for residential property lawyers, following the most recent national lockdown? Justin Bates, Rupert Cohen and Kimberley Ziya provide a review of two areas of forthcoming reform.

Down with the lease/licence! Long live the Occupation Contract!

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2014 now looks set to come into force in 2022. It represents the most significant reforms in residential housing/landlord & tenant law since the creation of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy. How will it work? Will England follow suit? Justin Bates gave evidence to the Welsh Assembly on the 2014 Act when it was just a Bill. Join us for an overview of the new regime and the likely problem areas.

This land is your land; this land is my land

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The Law Commission has now finally reported on its proposed changes to residential leasehold law. The government has given an initial response and, in addition, is bringing forward its own proposals to restrict residential ground rents. But what precisely is likely to change? And when? Kimberley Ziya worked for the Law Commission on the reports and Rupert Cohen has been forced to read all the reports so you don’t have to.

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About the speakers

Justin Bates

Justin Bates

Justin’s practice at Landmark Chambers covers all aspects of housing, property and local government law.

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Rupert Cohen

Rupert has a successful property and chancery practice allied with a specialist knowledge of costs law. He was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s B Panel) in 2020 and is an ADR Accredited Mediator.

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Kimberley Ziya

Kim joined Landmark Chambers in 2019 and is building a practice across all three of chambers’ main practice areas with a focus on property, planning and environmental law.

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