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September 2015

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The main event

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Ian White outlines what members can expect from this year’s National Property Law Conference on 9 October

Features

Live and let live

Helping handsSubscription

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Buy-to-let has experienced a boom in recent years, but it remains a market in flux, with yet more changes announced in the budget. So how should you advise first-time buy-to-let buyers to help them make the best choices? We present the solicitor’s, agent’s and accountant’s perspectives

Amy Bell

Chinks in the armour

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With over a third of all professional negligence claims emanating from conveyancing, and insurance costs rising, effective risk management is crucial. Amy Bell provides an overview of some of the common causes of claims, and offers strategies to mitigate them

Richard Heaney

Powers that beSubscription

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In our ongoing series of articles in association with Land Registry, Richard Heaney looks at the land registration aspects of transactions involving the use of a power of attorney, and what you can do to ensure these applications are processed as quickly as possible

Solvent

Soluble problem

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Fiona Pearson outlines the facts of a recent case involving an insolvent seller, and provides a practical guide to the role and duties of the conveyancer in advising a buyer where the seller is insolvent

Open houseSubscription

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In the second of our new series on social housing, James Stone considers the potential impact on the sector of the government’s manifesto proposals and proposed legislative programme, including the extension of the right-to-buy scheme

Welsh property

Good neighboursSubscription

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Property lawyers in England may find themselves acting in transactions involving property in Wales, but with the law increasingly diverging, what changes do they need to know about? Huw Williams, Andrew Evans and Andrea Planchant explain

Warren Gordon

Critical conditionsSubscription

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The Law Society’s conveyancing and land law committee and software developers Oyez are collaborating on a new edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions. Warren Gordon discusses what to expect from the upcoming third edition

Who's complaining?

Your questions answeredSubscription

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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