Consultations round-up – April 2019

Consultations round-up – April 2019

Robert Flint from Legis runs through some of the ongoing Government consultations that could have an impact on the housing sector.

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Welcome to the latest monthly round up of Government consultations. A short one this month, but vital areas of housing policy are under review. In partnership with Robert Flint of Legis we can help you respond to consultations which affect your business

  1. Open Government Consultations

Tackling Homelessness Together – closing on 16 May 2019, the Government is seeking views on: the effectiveness of existing non-statutory and statutory local accountability and partnership structures in homelessness services; whether the Government should introduce Homelessness Reduction Boards; and how else the Government might improve local accountability and partnership working in homelessness services.

Stamp Duty Land Tax: non-UK resident surcharge consultation – closing on 6 May 2019, the Government is consulting on plans to introduce a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge on non-UK residents purchasing residential properties in England and Northern Ireland to stop them pushing up house prices.

  1. The Law Commission’s 13th Programme of Law Reform: Residential leasehold and commonhold

Right to Manage – the latest Law Commission consultation on reform of leasehold, this consultation closes on 30 April 2019 and seeks views on proposals to extend right to manage to more mixed used developments and across multiple buildings on the same estates.

  1. HCLG Select Committee Inquiries

Modern Methods of Construction – following written submissions the HCLG Committee is currently examining witnesses to explain the benefits and drawbacks of using MMC techniques on their developments.

Robert Flint of Legis responds to consultations on behalf of industry. He is also a partner at a UK law firm with a background working as an adviser to a Government minister. Click here to get in touch with Robert if you would like further information on any of the items above. For more information about Legis please visit the website at

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