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Government pushes ahead with ban on residential letting fees

The government has announced that it will bring forward proposals to ban letting agent fees in England.  The measures, announced in the Queen’s Speech, will be implemented through a new Tenants’ Fees Bill. The government had already targeted upfront fees in the 2016 Autumn Statement with a promise to ban fees “as soon as possible”;

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Avoiding trespass: Queen’s Speech supports oil and gas exploration

Yesterday, in the Queen’s Speech, the Government confirmed plans to support the unconventional gas and oil industry by facilitating horizontal drilling without landowner consent. Implementing these plans could enable this industry to bring forward their activities (and the implementation of the controversial “fracking” technique) more quickly but industry supporters may say there is more to