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Property Section

June 2016

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Homing in on fraud

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Nicholas Gurney-Champion considers a recent Treasury paper that outlines wide-ranging modernisation plans for the home-buying process, and a High Court judgment that found conveyancers on both sides of a property transaction liable to a defrauded buyer

Features

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The line of duty

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The new higher stamp duty land tax rate for additional properties came into effect on 1 April 2016. Nigel Popplewell outlines how the changes apply to purchasers of residential property

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Breathing roomSubscription

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As of 20 June 2016, the deadline for telegraphic transfers of funds – also known as CHAPs payments – will be extended by one hour and 40 minutes. Thom Wilkinson explains the implications of the change for practitioners

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The long and short of itSubscription

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Philip Askew outlines how to advise buyers of leasehold property on potential pre-completion or future lease extensions, including the complexities where the remaining lease term is less than 80 years

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Moving with the timesSubscription

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Lucy Trevelyan looks at recent trends in the use of office space in law firms and beyond – including agile working, shoring and activity-based working – and examines the drivers for change, plus the benefits and possible pitfalls

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Low on energySubscription

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From 2018, new regulations will restrict the letting of commercial properties with an energy efficiency rating below E. Claire-Elaine Arthurs outlines what actions landlords and tenants should take now

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Springing into actionSubscription

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Warren Gordon provides an update on the work of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee this spring, including around Land Registry privatisation, short-form leases and the Mortgage Credit Directive

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Mail callSubscription

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Email communications between conveyancers and clients are increasingly a target for organised crime. Mark Carver looks at what law firms can do to mitigate the risks

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Spin citySubscription

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The management of multi-let commercial buildings can be very complex and challenging for landlords. Rosemary Herbert provides a checklist of ongoing management issues for those advising or acting for landlords

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Put to rightsSubscription

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Richard Hill looks at how the court or registrar decides whether to rectify the registry, and how proposals in a current Law Commission consultation could affect the process

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Shifting sandsSubscription

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The digitisation of land and property data is now well under way, with Land Registry, local authorities, government bodies and search providers all embracing the change, to support the homebuying process. Kris Clark explains

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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