Cladding Liability Update

By RRPaiceCo

Cladding Liability Update – Grenfell Enquiry (phase 1) Evidence from the first phase of the Grenfell Enquiry which ended in December has confirmed how quickly combustible cladding contributed to the spread of the fire. The…

Residential Letting Fees

By RRPaiceCo

On the 12 February 2019 the Tenants Fees Act 2019 obtained royal assent. This Bill comes into force on the 1 June 2019 and bans various fees that are often charged to tenants when taking…

Planning Changes for 2019

By RRPaiceCo

The Government is to introduce consultation paper, planning reform to support the High Street and increase the delivery of new homes as outlined in the last budget. Measures proposed includes the following: New permitted development…

The collapse of Carillion

By RRPaiceCo

There are many reasons that led to Carillion’s descent from profit warning to liquidation in January 2018. But many question how this was allowed to happen to a key government contractor that built and maintained essential…

Ground Rents & Agents

By RRPaiceCo

The problems of escalating ground rents and letting agents fees have been in the news recently and there is to be a housing white paper which promises reforms to improve consumer choice and fairness in…

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

By RRPaiceCo

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation Matters relating to this legislation will come into force on the 1 April 2018. From this date it is illegal for a Landlord to grant a new letting of…

Repercussions from Grenfell tragedy

By RRPaiceCo

It is now more than six months since the Grenfell Tower fire of 14 June 2017. This has led to reassessment of the fire risk of cladding to high rise buildings, many of which are…