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Property Section

The Property Section covers residential and commercial property law and practice, including landlord and tenant. We also cover other areas as they relate to property practice, from land registration to social housing, and from property taxation to lenders

Consultation

Law Society responds to consultation on reforming the leasehold system

11 December 2018

Problems in the leasehold system have needed fixing for a long time. The Law Society has offered solutions on reforming the leasehold system in its response to a government consultation.

Sarah Brodie

Loud and clearSubscription

5 December 2018

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

All Residential Property

tax

Webinar: Stamp duty land tax for commercial property (OnDemand)

19 October 2018

This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of commercial property in the UK and you want a better understanding of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules.  

Twilight zone - seller insolvency - sun setting over a house in four stages

The twilight zoneSubscription

5 December 2018

Practitioners acting for purchasers in commercial property transactions face a challenge around finding out if the seller is insolvent. Amanda Eilledge explains the situation and proposes a potentially controversial solution

All Commercial Property

CQS logo

The grand schemeSubscription

10 December 2018

The Law Society has announced the relaunch of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Changes will start taking effect from 2019. What will the changes mean in practice?

Sarah Brodie

Loud and clearSubscription

5 December 2018

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

All Practice Management

Oliver Pannell

After the fireSubscription

5 December 2018

Following the Grenfell fire, freeholders and leaseholders are facing significant difficulties in ensuring their homes are safe and that defective cladding is replaced. Oliver Pannell provides an update on the government’s response and recent case law

Russell Hewitson

Support systemSubscription

5 December 2018

Russell Hewitson, chair of the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, provides an update on the committee’s work representing and supporting the profession, including around leasehold, fraud and the electronic execution of documents

All Landlord and Tenant

library

Library FAQ: Where do I find precedents for overage payments?

10 December 2018

The Law Society Library explains where you can find sources of clauses for overage payments and development clawback.

japanese knotweed

Government launches inquiry on Japanese knotweed and the built environment

22 November 2018

The Science and Technology Committee intends to hold an oral evidence session in early 2019 to explore the science behind the effects of Japanese Knotweed on the built environment

All Planning and Environment

tax

Webinar: Stamp duty land tax for commercial property (OnDemand)

19 October 2018

This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of commercial property in the UK and you want a better understanding of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules.  

tax

HMRC to run webinar on Budget changes to SDLT

5 December 2018

The webinar will run from 14:00-15:00 on 12 December, and will cover the reduction in the time limit for filing a SDLT return and paying the tax due, the extension of the time limit for claiming a refund of the higher rates when a previous main residence is sold, and the extension of the relief for first time buyers to all purchasers of qualifying shared ownership property

All Property Taxation

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 engagement programmes have been created in consultation with the Section Committee and run from November to November each year.

Download our new 2018-19 engagement programme

Download our 2017-18 engagement programme

The engagement programme is updated throughout the year and highlights our key areas of focus and the range of activities that will address these areas including: a conference, regional events, magazines, newletters and podcasts.

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