News & Insights // ​CLS Monthly News Round-Up – June 2015 Edition


The CLS Monthly News Round-Up is a snapshot of June’s property news, condensed into a bite-size bulletin.

Residential News
Chancel Repair Liability 
Source: National Secular Society 
The Bill, to be introduced by NSS honorary associate Lord Avebury, would end the medieval law which has seen thousands of homeowners in the past ten years registered as liable to pay for church repairs- seriously damaging the value of their homes.
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Restrictive Covenant – More than one house?
Source: The Practical Lawyer
Suppose you act for a client who has the benefit of a restrictive covenant, saying that a neighbour cannot build more than one house on the plot. What is your advice if the neighbour now asks you client to consent to their plans to erect a second house on the plot?
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Industry News
Conveyancing and Fraud
Source: The Practical Lawyer
Bigger or smaller - Will the future of the conveyancing sector impact the industry’s ability to spot fraud, asks Customer Strategy and Marketing Director at MyHomeMove.
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Commercial News
Restrictive Covenant and Building Schemes: Who can restrict your development?
Source: Lexology
On the development of an estate, the creation of a ‘building scheme’ allows restrictive covenants entered into by all of the owners of properties to be mutually enforceable by and against the owners of the other plots on the estate and their successors in title, regardless of when the covenants were entered into or when the plots were sold.
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Environmental News
The Future of Flood Re
Source: Lexology
The UK is at an increasing risk of flooding, said to be the greatest impact of climate change on the UK. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) estimates that 5.8 million properties (about 20% of all homes) are at some risk.
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Future Climate Info Teams up with TM Group
Source: Future Climate Info
Environmental reports provider Future Climate Info (FCI) today announces that TM Group (UK) Ltd is offering residential FCI Environmental Reports to its customers.
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