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The Queen’s Speech set out the proposed legislative programme for the 2021/22 Parliamentary session

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

The Queen’s Speech was delivered on 11 May 2021, setting out the proposed legislative programme for the 2021/22 Parliamentary session.

The government is progressing with it’s proposed changes to residential leases. A Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill will contain provisions to ensure that new long residential leases may only be granted at a peppercorn rent.

The government has also indicated it will be progressing a package of “renters’ reforms” for shorter term residential lettings, including publishing its consultation response on the possible abolition of section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, while strengthening residential landlords’ rights to end a tenancy where there is cause. The government proposes the introduction of a “lifetime” tenancy deposit that will stay with tenants as they move.

Building safety following the Grenfell Tower disaster remains a priority for the government, which will introduce new measures in the Building Safety Bill, including the establishment of a Building Safety Regulator.

The administrative burden of the rules relating to disposals of land by charities will be reduced.

The 2017 Electronic Communications Code will be amended to facilitate faster and more collaborative negotiations between land owners and telecommunications providers

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Tom Warrender

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Tom is a Solicitor and Partner with 15 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.