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Queen’s Speech 2019: property implications

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

The Queen’s Speech was delivered on 14 October 2019.

It sets out the legislative programme for the 2019-20 Parliamentary session, including details of the various Bills that the government intends to introduce.

While Brexit may ensure that this particular Queen’s Speech will dominate headlines, there was little of direct relevance to property law.

Of the few property law measures mentioned, the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill is intended to allow Electronic Communications Code operators to apply for interim Code rights in relation to tenanted properties where the landlord has repeatedly failed to respond to formal notices. The High Speed Rail 2 (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill was also brought forward from the previous Parliamentary session.

Other measures proposed by the government include the introduction of a new Agriculture Bill, the much-anticipated Environment Bill, the publication of a National Infrastructure Strategy and proposals to ensure new building safety standards.

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Tom Warrender


Tom Warrender


Tom is a Solicitor and Partner with 14 years + experience advising clients in relation to commercial property matters. A Legal 500 recognised lawyer, Tom is a member of SHLA and CRELA, sits on our Board of Management & Heads our Social Housing Team.