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September 2016

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Peter Rodd

Brexit strategySubscription

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Peter Rodd looks at what the future might hold for property lawyers in the wake of the UK referendum decision

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Brexit: committee member views

In the wake of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, some of the members of the Property Section committee offer their views on the impact on the sector

Features

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Rule of threesSubscription

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Martin Bruhl, immediate past president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, outlines three points of focus for his presidential year: risk management, sustainability and the public interest.

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A problem sharedSubscription

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Timeshare contracts are notoriously difficult to get rid of, but clients who own a timeshare in Europe may now be looking at their options in light of the uncertainty around theeffects of Brexit. Julie Jordan looks at the options for Spanish timeshare owners.

Michael Garson

Ringing the changesSubscription

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority is consulting on major changes to the regulation of solicitors and firms, designed to streamline regulation and encourage innovation. But with the change come significant risks, especially to clients, argues Michael Garson

Warren Gordon

Warning signsSubscription

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The High Court decision in Purrunsing v A’Court & Co is an important judgment on the liability of a seller’s solicitor and buyer’s solicitor where the buyer is the victim of a fraudulent seller. Warren Gordon explains

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Right away

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Matthew White examines the new power to override easements and other rights under section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016

Pearl Moses

Handle with careSubscription

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Residential conveyancing is once again the most complained about area of law, according to the Legal Ombudsman. Pearl Moses looks at how to mitigate some of the most common causes, and outlines complaints-handling best practice and regulatory requirements

Lucie-Anne Rhodes

Case in pointSubscription

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Faiza Ahmad and Lucie-Anne Rhodes provide an update on some recent cases and changes to legislation affecting the property sector

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Sailing through

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The Conveyancing Protocol has been in place for over five years, but there are still common areas of non-compliance on both sides of transactions. Sarah Dwight outlines these areas, and the steps solicitors should take

Ian White

Gearing up for change Subscription

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Ian White provides an insight into planning a major property conference – the National property law conference 2016 – in times of uncertainty, and an overview of the day’s events

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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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