Residential leasehold is one of the projects in the Law Commission’s 13th programme of law reform. It has now published its summary paper on proposed solutions for leasehold houses. A full consultation paper covering leasehold flats and houses will be published in Autumn 2018
The new European Insurance Distribution Directive, replacing the Insurance Mediation Directive, comes into force on 1 October 2018. The directive will affect conveyancing firms which, for instance, arrange defective title insurance in a conveyance.
Last week, the SRA announced a series of decisions on the outcome of its Handbook reforms. Marzena Lipman, policy adviser at the Law Society, gives an overview of the changes.
Under new proposals confirmed by the SRA, law firms will now be required to publish the prices they charge. This will cover conveyancing, probate, motoring offences, immigration advice and the cost of bringing claims before an employment tribunal.
Park homes are not equivalent to bricks and mortar, and the procedure for buying and selling one is not subject to the usual conveyancing protocols. Rawdon Crozier and Ibraheem Dulmeer set out the six steps you need to follow.
Blockchain has been branded as the future of just about everything and is soon expected to infiltrate all aspects of our lives, from banking to tax returns and voting. But what is it, and how can it be used in property transactions?
Every week seems to bring news of another major retail chain in financial crisis. Ambuja Bose and Georgina Eason look at the practical impact on commercial landlords of having an insolvent or potentially insolvent tenant
The government’s recent announcement about setting ground rents for new leasehold houses and flats to zero may make commonhold a more attractive prospect than it has ever been since its commencement in 2004. James Driscoll explains.