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Real Insights - Property Update

Issue 53

Sorted for E's & Bizz: Major changes to the planning use class order

From 1 September 2020, the Government will implement major changes to the planning use class order, removing the need for planning permission to move between many uses and leaving in its place little more than market forces.

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Signed, sealed, delivered (electronically) – the Land Registry is now accepting e-signatures

On 27 July, the Land Registry announced that from now on it will accept land transfers, leases and mortgages signed using electronic signatures.

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For safety's sake – failure to supply gas certificate can be remedied

Under the Gas Safety Regulations, landlords of tenancies under seven years are required to carry out annual gas safety checks on gas appliances.

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Sending real estate data to the US and other non-EEA countries is now a major challenge

Businesses which are currently sending data to the US in reliance on the Privacy Shield need urgently to replace those arrangements. The big question is "with what?".

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Investing in UK residential property: is now an opportune time for Asian investors?

Following our recent Singapore branch office opening, on 7 July 2020 Simon Michaels, Partner at Mishcon de Reya, Singapore, chaired a webinar discussing whether now is an opportune moment for Asian investors to invest in UK residential property.

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Filling empty seats: How sports clubs can sweat their real estate assets during lockdown

"Behind closed doors", "empty arena matches" and "neutral venue games" – phrases that mark some of the ways competitive sports have had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Propertyshe Perspectives: the future of retail and the climate change crisis

In this week's Property Week blog, Susan Freeman considers the retail industry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stamp Duty Land Tax to be reduced until 31 March 2021

The government's announcement that Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is being reduced until 31st March 2021 is a welcome boost for the property market.

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James Saunders Chief Executive Officer of Quintain

James Saunders was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Quintain in October 2019.

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