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September 2018

Property in Practice magazine September 2018 cover

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Warren Gordon

Fall colour

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Property Section chair Warren Gordon provides updates on some of the key issues in property law and practice, including Dreamvar and leasehold, and looks ahead at the Property Section’s autumn events

Features

Sarah Brodie

Loud and clearSubscription

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From 6 December 2018, conveyancers will need to publish price- and service-related information on their websites. Sarah Brodie looks at what this could mean in practice

Listed property

Hit list

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Listed buildings and conservation areas can trip up even the most astute conveyancer, slowing down the process, damaging client relationships, and risking breaches of consumer protection regulations. Richard Copus explains what you need to know

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Forgive and forgetSubscription

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Certificates of lawful development provide a way for property owners to prove the lawfulness of unauthorised development, after a certain period of time has passed. Anna Russell-Knee explains how they work in practice

Kathryn Robertson

Common groundSubscription

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Ahead of her session on stamp duty land tax at the Property Section annual conference, Kathryn Robertson outlines some common errors in returns, payments and repayment claims and how to avoid them

Leaving the EU - Property

Life after leave

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With Brexit now only six months away, investor sentiment remains positive, but there are broader challenges in the market which need to be resolved, from access to finance to housing supply. Paresh Raja explains

Michael Draper

Devolution evolution

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Michael Draper outlines some of the unique law – both existing and on the horizon – in Wales, as it relates to property, including potential new developments around vacant sites and residential lettings 

Rent

Under reviewSubscription

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Paul de la Piquerie and Rahul Varma look at some common rent review mechanisms and the issues they can create in practice

Japanese knotweed

A knotty problemSubscription

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Japanese knotweed has been back in the news, following a high-profile Court of Appeal case. Michael Draper and Dan Eastwood provide a back to basics guide, including the options for land- and homeowners with Japanese knotweed on their property

Property Section renewals

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