Eric Pickles gave his final ministerial statement before the election; however he failed to confirm if the government would extend permitted development rights beyond May 2016. He firmly sat on the fence by stating that the idea needed further consideration.
The Property Industry has applauded the PDR, (Permitted Development Rights) that allows office buildings to be converted into residential properties. The project is welcomed as a quick way,without too much disruption to the communities, of providing new homes to combat the housing crisis.
Student accommodation is one area that is being helped by PDR, as by the nature of the buildings it offers development of modern student pods in a close vicinity to universities throughout cities in the UK.
A partner, at a real estate law firm, said: “Despite previously consulting on a proposed extension to office to residential permitted development rights, which provided some comfort to developers, the Government has now left developers in an uncertain situation. They are facing a strict deadline of just over a year to complete their developments and have these occupied for residential use.
“It appears that we are now seeing the result of the continued pressure that local authorities, which have strongly resisted these permitted development rights, have placed on the Government. With an impending general election, whether these rights will be extended is now completely ‘up in the air’ and anyone’s guess.”
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.