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Property Section

December 2014



Peter Rodd

Things have changed


The legal profession is naturally resistant to change, says Peter Rodd, but the transition from paper to online conveyancing is both logical and necessary


Ian White

Fresh startSubscription


This year’s National Property Law Conference – the Property Section’s annual flagship event – looked to the future of conveyancing, and how practitioners can best prepare themselves for the coming years. Ian White reports back

Mark Carver

Swings and roundaboutsSubscription


Mark Carver looks at the effects of property booms and recessions on risk in conveyancing transactions, and what changes the future might bring

Roger Buston

Ask the expertsSubscription


Roger Buston reviews a new multi-author title covering the practice of residential conveyancing, from compliance to clients, and from mortgage fraud to fees

Great expectations

Great expectations


In a rising market, the expectations placed on conveyancers, from not only clients, but also lenders, estate agents and mortgage brokers, can put a real strain on conveyancing practice. Paul Coombes explains how you can manage expectations and stay ahead

Mark Tighe

Capital thinkingSubscription


The recent changes to capital allowance rules have drastically affected how purchasers and sellers deal with commercial property transactions. Mark Tighe explains how the property practitioner now has a far more crucial role to play in the process

Jennifer Robinson

Value addedSubscription


In the first of a new occasional series on social housing for property lawyers, Jennifer Robinson explains the key factors a commercial property lawyer has to consider when acting for Registered Providers who are acquiring land or property for development


No trespassing


The possibility that a trespasser can acquire title to land continues to present opportunities and risks for the trespasser and original title holder alike. Michael Poulsom examines the essential principles of and recent developments in this complex area


We can work it outSubscription


Bruce Bourne presents a step-by-step guide to mediation in property disputes, and the role the practitioner can play in ensuring the process runs as effectively as possible

Robert Moulsdale

In developmentSubscription

Robert Moulsdale reviews the second edition of the Law Society’s book on the acquisition of land for property development

Property Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Fraud
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Conveyancing
  • Planning
  • Phishing and Cyber Security
  • Bogus Firms
  • Renewable Energy
  • Rent Deposits
  • Buy-to-Let
  • Mortgage Credit Directive
  • Vulnerable Clients
  • Consumer Protection Regulations
  • Requisitions
  • Income Tax Relief
  • Reserved Funds
  • Brownfield Sites
  • Right to Buy
  • Searches
  • Capital Allowances
  • Stamp Duty
  • Land Tax

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Webinars, a Conference, Workshops, Seminars, Magazines, E-newsletters and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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