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Property Section

March 2015



Ian White

Next stepsSubscription


New chair of the Property Section, Ian White, outlines his Section priorities for the year ahead


Commercial property: structural

After the fall

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The recent bolt failure at the Cheesegrater building in London raises the issue of liability for building defects. Richard Stapylton-Smith and Paul Taylor examine the key considerations, and how owners and landlords can keep buildings commercially attractive for tenants

Richard Bagwell

Sit up and take noticeSubscription


Notices to complete are becoming more common in the newly buoyant property market, in which clients on both sides are eager to complete quickly. Richard Bagwell explains what they are and how they work

Dion Panambalana

Model behaviourSubscription


The new Model Commercial Lease is designed to simplify and speed up investment-grade commercial lease negotiations, for both landlords and tenants. Dion Panambalana explains what the lease contains and excludes, and how it will work in practice

David Pett

Supply and demand


New consumer rights legislation, likely to come into force within the year, will have implications for all suppliers to consumers – including solicitors. David Pett outlines the new regime, and the actions conveyancers need to take

New Zealand

New world orderSubscription


In the first of our new series on land law in different jurisdictions, Michelle Hill outlines the conveyancing system in New Zealand

Law Commission logo

Leading light

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Throughout its 50 years, the Law Commission has recommended reform in a number of aspects of the law relating to property. Julia Jarzabkowski and Kieran Wilson provide an overview of its most recent projects

high water

Water line


The new Flood Re scheme, covering insurance for properties at risk of flooding, is expected to come into force in July. Jo Morgan looks at recent developments to the scheme, and outlines practice points for practitioners

Stephen Boyle

No good adviceSubscription


The risks attached to giving independent legal advice are well known throughout the profession. But, as Stephen Boyle warns, in attempting to limit their exposure to giving advice, firms are not actually managing the risks at all, but leaving themselves open to litigation

Warren Gordon

Enquire withinSubscription


The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries, first introduced in 2002, helped reduce delays and expense in commercial transactions. But, asks Warren Gordon, are they still fit for purpose in today’s market?

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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