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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 25 Mar 2022

Economic crime (transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 - Introducing a register of overseas entities

Following the introduction of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the "Act"), overseas entities that already own land in the…
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Shoosmiths LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Mar 2022

Overseas Entities: the real estate effect

The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act received Royal Assent on 15 March 2022. Its effects will be felt far and wide across the UK…
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 15 Jul 2021

E-signatures: where are they legally valid?

A look at key updates and legislation clarifying the legal validity of electronic signatures (e-signatures) around the world.
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Birketts LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Jan 2021

Room with a View - Execution of deeds - all change for the Land Registry

The witness must be physically present when the deed is signed. Only then and once completed can it be registered with HM Land Registry (HMLR).
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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Nov 2020

All present and correct

The accelerated adoption of electronic signatures and embracing of technological document solutions has not removed the need for a witness to be…
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Dentons | United Kingdom | 28 Jul 2020

The Land Registry announces that it will begin accepting some electronic signatures

The Land Registry has announced that, until further notice, it will now accept electronic signatures generated by electronic signature platforms for…
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Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 27 Jul 2020

A sign of the times - Land Registry start accepting electronic signatures

The Land Registry has announced this morning that, with immediate effect and until further notice, they will accept for registration transfers, leases…
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Dentons | United Kingdom | 22 Jul 2020

COVID-19 and English Real Estate July 2020 snapshot

As both England and Wales navigate their way out of lockdown, here is an updated snapshot summarising in one place the key COVID-19 legal…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 13 Jul 2020

Real Estate Tip of the Week: The Registration Gap in a Covid World

When a tenant assigns their lease, the assignee will only legally become the tenant once the assignment is registered at the Land Registry. Until the…
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Dentons | United Kingdom | 9 Jul 2020

Planning For The New Normal - Land Registry Scheme For Remote Execution

We noted the challenges of remote execution of documents for planning authorities at the beginning of Lockdown. The Land Registry’s Blog now includes…
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