High society design & build firm Lucinda Sanford Ltd is embroiled in a high-stakes High Court legal dispute with aristocratic property owner Lord Russell over the £4m refurbishment of a super-prime home in Notting Hill.
The Land Registry now accepts “witnessed electronic signatures”. Individual can now sign legal documents electronically, as long as witness is present at the time to also sign the documents electronically.
There’s “a growth industry of ‘enablers’ including lawyers, accountants, and estate agents who are – wittingly or unwittingly – de facto agents of the Russian state”, according to the Intelligence & Security Committee’s Russia Report.
Commonhold should be the “preferred alternative” to leasehold, says the Law Commission in a series of three important reports that outline how to create “a better deal for leaseholders and make our homes work for us, and not somebody else.”
“The new code of practice will look to set standards at a higher level than currently legally set,” says steering committee leader Baroness Hayter. “The ambition of the code is that it will become a requirement for obtaining a licence to practice in the future, which will increase trust across the [residential property] sector.”
“Those with blood on their hands, the thugs and despots, the henchmen and dictators, will not be free to waltz into this country to buy up property on the King’s Road,” declares Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.