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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

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Law Society consults on proposed changes to the Conveyancing Protocol

13 April 2018

The Law Society is seeking views on proposed revisions made to the Conveyancing Protocol

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Revisions published to Standard Conditions of Sale and Standard Commercial Property Conditions

27 March 2018Updated: 3 April 2018

The revisions were settled by Oyez Professional Services Ltd and the Law Society, who jointly own the copyright

All Residential Property

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors consults on code for leasing business premises

28 March 2018Updated: 3 April 2018

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released a consultation on the Code for Leasing Business Premises.

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Revisions published to Standard Conditions of Sale and Standard Commercial Property Conditions

27 March 2018Updated: 3 April 2018

The revisions were settled by Oyez Professional Services Ltd and the Law Society, who jointly own the copyright

All Commercial Property

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Protecting solicitors and clients: the PII consultation

20 April 2018

The Law Society has put together a briefing for members on the SRA’s current PII consultation

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6 March 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to introduce a new handbook regime, and the changes are the most significant since 2011. Property professionals face some of the most controversial changes. Paul Bennett outlines the proposals and their impact

All Practice Management

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors consults on code for leasing business premises

28 March 2018Updated: 3 April 2018

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released a consultation on the Code for Leasing Business Premises.

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The green lightSubscription

6 March 2018

From April 2018, new regulations will make it significantly harder for landlords to rent property with an energy efficiency rating below ‘E’. Warren Gordon looks at the lease drafting implications, and potential exemptions from the new requirements

All Landlord and Tenant

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New report reveals large leap in home renovations as market slows

23 March 2018

A new report by insurers Hiscox lifts the lid on home improvement trends across the country, and reveals that a subdued property market has driven a five-fold rise in renovations in five years.

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The green lightSubscription

6 March 2018

From April 2018, new regulations will make it significantly harder for landlords to rent property with an energy efficiency rating below ‘E’. Warren Gordon looks at the lease drafting implications, and potential exemptions from the new requirements

All Planning and Environment

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Taxing matters

22 March 2018

David McDowell of HMRC outlines the key changes in force from 22 November 2017 to stamp duty land tax and the annual tax on enveloped dwellings

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Law Society provides update on VAT on disbursements

15 January 2018

The Law Society has set up a working group to assist in providing updated guidance to the profession in respect of the VAT treatment of disbursements

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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