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Changes to construction defect liability law in Colorado State aimed to boost local housing markets

The City of Lakewood in Colorado State has recently passed a local government ordinance amending Colorado’s laws around construction defects.

The amendments give builders a ‘right of repair’ for construction defects before facing litigation for the work, and also require consent from a majority of homeowners in developments before issuing proceedings. 83 more words

Swinney’s stamp duty critics are talking rot– but the real test will be the council tax

History was made on 9 October when John Swinney announced the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax which will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax next April. In doing so the Scottish Finance Minister introduced the first tax to be levied by a Scottish Parliament since the Act of Union in 1707. 1,173 more words