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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

fraud

The biggest cyber-threat of all: Friday afternoon fraud

6 November 2017

‘Friday afternoon fraud’, the practice by which law firms are tricked into giving bank details to fraudsters, usually as conveyancing transactions are being completed, is now the biggest cybercrime afflicting the legal sector. Using a real-life case study, Oz Alashe, CEO & founder of Cybsafe, illustrates the real risks, both financial and reputational, that Friday afternoon fraud can wreak on your firm, and ...

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DCLG publishes call for evidence on the home buying and selling process

31 October 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) call for evidence seeks views on ‘how to make the process of home buying and selling cheaper, faster and less stressful’

All Residential Property

lease agreement

Law Society launches new short form model leases for offices

10 November 2017

The Law Society has released new short form model leases for use by solicitors, with the aim of helping to streamline commercial property negotiations.

commercial property

RICS consults on new regulation for commercial service charge

30 October 2017

Comments must be received by 6 December 2017

All Commercial Property

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Under control?Subscription

6 September 2017

Do you know that your law firm is a data controller under the new General Data Protection Regulation, and you must comply with them, or face fines of up to €20m or four per cent of your annual global turnover? Owen O’Rorke provides a beginner’s guide to compliance

Gary Richards

Standing strongSubscription

6 September 2017

When you’re faced with a particularly challenging client, it can be daunting to think about either asking them to change their behaviour, or ceasing to act for them. But, says Gary Richards, sometimes this is exactly what you need to do

All Practice Management

lease agreement

Law Society launches new short form model leases for offices

10 November 2017

The Law Society has released new short form model leases for use by solicitors, with the aim of helping to streamline commercial property negotiations.

commercial property

RICS consults on new regulation for commercial service charge

30 October 2017

Comments must be received by 6 December 2017

All Landlord and Tenant

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The green lightSubscription

8 September 2017

 The government has recently introduced a number of amendments affecting permitted development rights. Anna Russell-Knee outlines the changes

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Above waterSubscription

6 September 2017

Flood Re has been in force for over a year, but it isn’t a panacea: many properties are excluded, and premiums will continue to rise even for those included. Sue Highmore outlines when, how and what you should advise clients around flood risk

All Planning and Environment

Hugo Daniel Lodge

Taxing issueSubscription

6 September 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 introduces new offences of the failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion, fundamentally changing the compliance and anti-money laundering requirements imposed on law firms and clients. Hugo Daniel Lodge explains

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Lay of the landSubscription

7 March 2017

Land transaction tax, the first new Welsh tax in 800 years, is set to replace stamp duty land tax in Wales from 1 April 2018. Andrew Evans explains how it will work in practice

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 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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