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Property Section

June 2017

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New committee members

Four new members joined the Property Section committee in May 2017. They introduce themselves and their goals as committee members and for the Section

Features

Noel Hunter

Strong foundationsSubscription

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A new version of the Consumer Code for Home Builders was released in April. Noel Hunter explains how the code works, and how it applies to both home builders and homebuyers

Trevor Ivory

Speaking to powerSubscription

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The legislation around compulsory purchase powers is piecemeal, and orders are under increasing scrutiny due to the volume of large-scale controversial projects like a new Heathrow runway. Trevor Ivory and Sophie Stewart look at the historical context and what might lie ahead

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In good repairSubscription

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Danielle Drummond-Brassington and Natalie Appleby outline some simple practice points to help you avoid the pitfalls around dilapidations, and ensure you provide the best possible advice to your landlord and tenant clients

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Buyers beware?Subscription

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Consumer protection regulations which came into force in 2008 have gone largely unnoticed by conveyancers, but they could have a major implication: the overriding of caveat emptor in transactions where the buyer is a consumer. Lawrence Heller explains

Stephen Jackson

The gold standardSubscription

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A new edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions of Sale was published in May. Stephen Jackson outlines the changes and improvements included in the new edition

Warren Gordon

Sign of the timesSubscription

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Warren Gordon looks at new Land Registry proposals to roll out the use of electronic signatures for registrable documents, and the potential implications for security and fraud in conveyancing transactions

Ibraheem Dulmeer

Run to ground

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High ground rents in new leases are an increasing concern in the leasehold sector, especially when they provide for periodic increases. Rawdon Crozier and Ibraheem Dulmeer give an overview of the topic and solicitors’ duties

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Fighting words

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The ripples are still being felt from the recent cases of Purrunsing, P&P and Dreamvar. How are law firms responding, especially in the current limbo before the P&P and Dreamvar appeals? Maria Shahid investigates

Alex Ktorides

Direct hitSubscription

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The fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive will be transposed into law in England and Wales on 26 June. But, Alex Ktorides cautions, property practitioners may still not be aware of the potentially significant effect of the directive on their work

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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