23 February 2024

Paper trials - Conveyancing and the Building Safety Act: Charles Miéville quoted in the Law Society Gazette

Residential Property Partner, Charles Miéville, has been quoted in the Law Society Gazette in an article on conveyancing and the Building Safety Act.

The article draws on opinions from industry experts and touches on the issues surrounding the Building Safety Act 2022 and the subsequent slowing of leasehold transactions. The article elaborates on recent guidance published to try to provide conveyancers with some clarity.

Charles highlights issues when selling a property and the difficulties of navigating the legislation when dealing with property transactions. He comments: ‘There’s a bit of a learning curve, and some of the legislation hasn’t been tested in the courts.’

As a solution to these issues Charles suggests that there is a ‘need to advise landlord clients where they sit in terms of remediation costs. If one deadline is missed, costs cannot be recouped from the tenant.’

The full article can be read here.

Please contact Charles to discuss any of the topics raised in this article.

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