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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

Listed property

Hit list

8 October 2018

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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PAS FAQ: Fixing a completion date before exchanging contracts

24 September 2018

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains whether you can insist on a specific date for completion before exchanging contracts.

All Residential Property

John de Waal

Clawback in property transactions: what could go possibly wrong? Subscription

24 September 2018

John de Waal QC offers a sneak peek into Hardwicke chambers’ new book on risk and negligence, by revealing tips on how to avoid risk in property transactions relating to overage.

Rent

Under reviewSubscription

5 September 2018

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

All Commercial Property

John de Waal

Clawback in property transactions: what could go possibly wrong? Subscription

24 September 2018

John de Waal QC offers a sneak peek into Hardwicke chambers’ new book on risk and negligence, by revealing tips on how to avoid risk in property transactions relating to overage.

Sarah Brodie

Loud and clearSubscription

5 September 2018

From 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

Rent

Under reviewSubscription

5 September 2018

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

Michael Draper

Devolution evolution

5 September 2018

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 

All Landlord and Tenant

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Forgive and forgetSubscription

13 September 2018

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

Japanese knotweed

A knotty problemSubscription

5 September 2018

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

All Planning and Environment

Kathryn Robertson

Common groundSubscription

5 September 2018

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

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Non-resident landlords: don't overlook capital allowances

16 August 2018

As non-UK resident landlords are set to be taxed on UK property gains from April 2019, there has never been a more important time for solicitors to highlight to their property investor clients the significance of ensuring capital allowances are not overlooked within commercial property transactions. Shaun Marsden explains

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.

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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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