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Property Section

June 2015

Features

Party politics

Party politicsSubscription

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Matthew Hearsum provides a back-to-basics guide for residential conveyancers to the Party Wall Act, including steps in relation to party walls that should be taken when acting for buyers

Warren Gordon

Short noticeSubscription

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Warren Gordon outlines important recent changes on rent deposits for pre-6 April 2007 assured shorthold tenancies in England and Wales

Stamp duty

In the line of dutySubscription

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There have been significant changes to stamp duty land tax in the past four years, from the introduction of a new 15% rate, to complex new rules on subsales. Paul Clark provides an overview of the changes

Mark Tighe

Give me fiveSubscription

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Over a year after legislation came into force, placing new obligations on commercial property solicitors around capital allowances claims, most solicitors still do not know everything they need to about the new regime. Mark Tighe gives his five top tips

Regulation

Build me up

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

Spain

Spanish stepsSubscription

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As part of a new series on property law in other jurisdictions, Andrew Johnson outlines the residential conveyancing process in Spain, from preliminary enquiries to completion and land registration

Daniel Pike

Round the housesSubscription

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Housing and house-building were key battlegrounds in the recent election. Daniel Pike outlines the parties’ various pledges, what changes we might see under the new government, and the role the state has to play in effective and affordable housing supply

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Your questions answered

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service provides answers to some frequently asked questions

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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