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    In the family

    6 September 2017 Updated: 6 September 2017 By Jo Edwards, Jamie Gaw, Anna Jassani

    The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is now one of the top 10 mortgage lenders. So how should you advise clients receiving funds from family, and when should you advise them to consult a family lawyer? Jo Edwards , Jamie Gaw and Anna Jassani explain.

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    Fighting words

    9 June 2017 By Maria Shahid

    The ripples are still being felt from the recent cases of Purrunsing, P&P and Dreamvar. How are law firms responding, especially in the current limbo before the P&P and Dreamvar appeals? Maria Shahid investigates

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    Be prepared

    7 March 2017 By Peter Rodd

    The Property Section will be running a series of seminars on fraud and cybercrime this spring. Peter Rodd looks at the challenges facing conveyancers, and the steps you need to take to protect yourself now and in the future

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    Great minds

    12 December 2016 By Lucy Trevelyan

    Lucy Trevelyan examines the personality traits and ‘soft skills’ best suited to being a property law professional, how to develop these skills, and what clients are looking for from their property solicitor

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    Right away

    7 September 2016 By Matthew White

    Matthew White examines the new power to override easements and other rights under section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016

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    Sailing through

    7 September 2016 By Sarah Dwight

    The Conveyancing Protocol has been in place for over five years, but there are still common areas of non-compliance on both sides of transactions. Sarah Dwight outlines these areas, and the steps solicitors should take

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    Home and away

    8 March 2016 By Jo Summers

    Clients may not realise how complicated it can be to buy or inherit a property abroad. Jo Summers looks at the issues involved and the impact of the new EU regulation on succession

  • Boxed in

    Boxed in

    3 December 2015 By Graham Poles

    Three major changes on the horizon for landlords are likely to significantly affect the returns they can expect to see from their properties. Graham Poles outlines the changes and their potential impact

  • Solvent

    Soluble problem

    2 September 2015 By Fiona Pearson

    Fiona Pearson outlines the facts of a recent case involving an insolvent seller, and provides a practical guide to the role and duties of the conveyancer in advising a buyer where the seller is insolvent

  • Regulation

    Build me up

    3 June 2015 By Stephen Desmond

    Stephen Desmond provides an overview of the most common issues and pitfalls residential conveyancers may face in relation to building regulations

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