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December 2017

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From the ground up

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In September 2017, Warren Gordon became the new chair of the Property Section. In his first comment piece, he provides a personal perspective on leasehold ground rents 

Features

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Put your house in order

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In a volatile market, it may be hard to find time to address practice management, but, says Peter Rodd, you can’t afford not to. Are you eally working as efficiently and profitably as you can be? And if not, what can you do about it?

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New beginnings Subscription

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Graham Farrant, chief executive of HM Land Registry, provides an update on HM Land Registry’s digitisation plans, and the challenges and opportunities ahead

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Broader horizons

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The benefits and importance of capital allowances in commercial sales and purchases has been well publicised, but did you know the relief also needs to be considered in some residential and landlord and tenant matters? Sophie Raniwala explains

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Breaking ground

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Escalating ground rents have been headline news in recent months. They can make a property not only unaffordable, but also potentially unsaleable. Lucy Barber explains how enfranchisement could help, and outlines the legislation

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Quality time

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In the latest of our series of regular updates from HM Land Registry, Andrew Robertson looks at requisitions, and the role of both HM Land Registry and conveyancers in improving application quality

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New Property Section chair Warren Gordon outlines the implications of the new Electronic Communications Code

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Best interests Subscription

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Do you know your obligations around identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest? Tracey Calvert provides a refresher guide to conflicts in conveyancing practice

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Street smarts Subscription

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A prospective buyer of a property on a private road or in a new development may not realise the risks ahead if the road isn’t adopted as a highway. Ann Morley and Chris Bond introduce new guidance and what solicitors need to know

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Take careSubscription

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Do you know what extra steps you need to take when acting for a client who lacks mental capacity? Stephen Desmond looks at the case law and the lessons it holds for conveyancers

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Brave new world Subscription

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If you’re working in a firm outside the top-100, you might not realise how you could benefit from the wave of technological innovation in the property sector. Graham Murphy looks at some high-profile innovators and the effect on practice, now and in the future

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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