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Registration of Overseas Entities – A lender's view

03 Dec 2019
With the announcement of the general election, the passing of the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Bill) has been delayed. Despite this, it is expected that whatever the outcome of the election, it is a piece of legislation that will assist in the fight against money laundering.

MEES: considerations for lenders

01 Mar 2018
A big change is about to affect property in England and Wales. From 1 April 2018, The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015 (MEES Regulations) come into force and set new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for property in England and Wales, making it unlawful for a landlord to grant a new tenancy of any property which has an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating lower than band "E" unless an exemption applies and has been registered. If this rule is breached the landlord will be vulnerable to financial penalties and other enforcement action.