Property regulations/schemes update


Homeowner Mortgage Support

20 February 2009 – Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme. The final scheme design has been published and aims to help homeowners remain in their homes for longer if they suffer a loss of income and temporarily cannot meet their mortgage repayments.

Further information on the Homeowners Mortgage Support Scheme can be found here.

Environmental Regulations

1 March 2009 - New environmental regulations, namely the "Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation" Regulations 2009 will come into force.

The regulations will impose obligations to prevent, limit or remediate environmental damage, but will only cover the most serious cases of environmental damage applying onto damage that takes place after 1 March 2009.

The regulations will be in addition to existing legislation relating to liability for damage to the environment.

A copy of the Environmental Regulations can be found here.

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