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It seems every month or so a new initiative comes along that affects property. The last few years have seen Home Information Packs introduced; Energy Performance Certificates; changes to planning permission, including permitted development rights; Estate Agency Redress and a Tenancy Deposit Scheme. And these are just the ones that get talked about!

Before legislation is introduced, the government gives the public and industry a chance to comment. As the media don't always cover this information, we thought it would be helpful to capture as many of the current consultations and forthcoming legislation so you can share your views and abide by the new laws!   

Changes Proposed/Being Introduced

Legal Change/

Date Introduced/

November 2010  
Council Housing: A real future - Summary of responses
to the consultation
Legislation30th November 10
New Homes bonus implementation of the New Homes
Bonus in relation to local authorities increasing their
housing supply
ConsultationClosing - 24th Dec 10
Local decisions: a fairer future for social housing - Sets
out the Government plans to reform the social housing
ConsultationClosing - 17th Jan 11
January 2011  
VAT to rise from 17.5% to 20%Legal Change4th January 11


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