Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides

LRLandRegistry is pleased to announce the availability of Public Guide 18, detailing the facts of joint property ownership aimed primarily at members of the public.

Public Guide 18 Joint Property Ownership explains the differences between the two kinds of ownership: beneficial joint tenants and tenants in common.  It also provides details on how to amend Land Registry’s records if you change your kind of ownership, for example severance of joint tenancy using Land Registry form RX1.  Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the relevant forms are also included.
Press release ~ Public Guide 18 Joint Property Ownership ~ Land Registry
Defra: A voluntary Code of Best Practice for the Offsetting Industry will be established, backed by strong support from the offsetting industry, business, environment NGOs and others. Minister for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste Joan Ruddock announced the decision on the publication of the summary & analysis of responses to the draft Code, which was published in January.
Carbon offsetting involves calculating emissions and then purchasing equivalent credits from emission reduction projects that have prevented or removed the emission of an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide somewhere else. Certified credits are those emission reduction credits that come from the existing compliance market, that is:
* Certified Emission Reductions (CERs)
* EU Allowances (EUAs)
* Emission Reduction Units (ERUs)
Press release ~ Summary & Response to consultation on establishing a voluntary Code of Best Practice for the provision of carbon offsetting to UK customers ~ Defra: International action - Kyoto Mechanisms  ~ Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) ~ Joint Implementation (JI) ~ Regulatory Impact Assessment ~ Climate change: Carbon offsetting ~ Sustainable Environment Action Plan ~ UK Climate Change Programme
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