Is Brexit getting in the way of property law reform?

One of the Law Commission’s stated aims when launching its 13th Programme of Law Reform was to “boost Global Britain and help enhance the UK’s competitiveness as we leave the EU”. But among laudable proposals for disposing of the dead and automated vehicles, there was one glaring omission: any reform of commercial real estate. Problems with commercial leasehold law were said to adversely affect 1.2m businesses in England and Wales, and “create needless red tape, inhibit economic growth and productivity and cause tenants, landlords and central government to suffer significant preventable financial losses”. So why did the government decline to
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