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Property Section

March 2016

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Ian White

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Ian White explains how members can help the committee further build the Property Section to meet the evolving needs of property solicitors

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The long-awaited Flood Re scheme is now planned to come into force next month. Russell Hewitson outlines how the scheme will work, what properties are eligible, and how to advise clients living in flood-risk areas

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A new residence nil-rate band will be phased in from 6 April 2017 when a residence is passed on death to a direct descendant. Lesley King explains the implications

Warren Gordon

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The third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions will soon be released. Warren Gordon provides a round-up of some of the key changes from the previous edition

Michael Garson

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to make major changes to regulation in the legal sector this spring. Michael Garson outlines the context for the change agenda and the particular issues around conveyancing

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An existing client comes to you with a big idea: to buy a pub. You want to take the work, but should you? Tariq Philips looks at how to make the decision, how to quote for the work, and some of the unusual elements of transactions to purchase licensed premises

David Gilroy

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David Gilroy explains how effective client relationship management can help you keep and win clients, and how to get it right in practice. (This article was first published in the May 2015 edition of Managing for Success, the magazine of the Law Society’s Law Management Section)

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Clients may not realise how complicated it can be to buy or inherit a property abroad. Jo Summers looks at the issues involved and the impact of the new EU regulation on succession

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Sarah Ellison and Eleanor Murray outline the new ‘right to rent’ checks, introduced by the Immigration Act 2014, and explain what landlords, agents and those subletting need to do to comply

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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