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Law 12/2023, of 24 May, on the right to housing

The new Law on the right to housing, in force since 26 May 2023, creates a specific legal framework, at
Real estate

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 to apply to existing rented residential properties

Landlords should be aware that all residential occupation contracts in Wales, whenever granted, will require written statement
Regulatory Outlook

Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook May 2023

New guidance for developers on what can count towards a development’s biodiversity net gain | Selling BNG units as a
Real estate

Long-awaited Renters' (Reform) Bill introduced to UK Parliament

Reforms to the UK's private rented sector finally arrive four years after the government's response to consultation


HMRC consults on excluding landlord contributions from the UK Construction Industry Scheme

Proposals to simplify the scheme for landlords and tenants and reform the current rules would be a positive development

Real estate

Heads of terms in England and Wales: take care they do not bind

Recent ruling highlights the need to state expressly that wording doesn't intend to create legally binding obligations
The Built Environment

What to look out for in property management agreements in the UK and Europe

The terms of PMAs and other legal issues need careful thought as owner and managing agent relationships get more complex
Real estate

Consultation on new powers for English local authorities for compulsory high street rental auctions closes next month

Stakeholders should submit their views before consultation on operation of proposed compulsory rental auctions of high street property in England
The Built Environment

Rental and safety reforms spark debate for the UK real estate 'living' sector

Investors, developers and operators are assessing the implications of a renters' reform bill and the Building Safety Act
The Built Environment

Osborne Clarke hosts the Class Foundation's Student Living in the UK event

Osborne Clarke has been a partner and supporter of the Class Foundation since its conception
Real estate

Are modern methods of construction in the UK more sustainable?

Can modern methods of construction, such as off-site manufacturing, help to reduce carbon emissions generated in the construction of new
Regulatory Outlook

Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook April 2023

Defra publishes plan for water | Consultation on strengthening environmental civil sanctions | Nutrient pollution: Natural England launches first Nutrient