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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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Seminar: Risk and negligence in property transactions (Manchester and Leeds)

29 January 2019

Join this inclusive seminar to find out how you can avoid the common problems and pitfalls for property practitioners – taking place in Manchester on 28 March 2019.

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Law Society updates Code for Completion by Post

15 February 2019

The Law Society has published the latest version of the Code for Completion by Post. It will take effect from 1 May 2019

All Residential Property

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Seminar: Risk and negligence in property transactions (Manchester and Leeds)

29 January 2019

Join this inclusive seminar to find out how you can avoid the common problems and pitfalls for property practitioners – taking place in Manchester on 28 March 2019.

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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.  

All Commercial Property

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Webinar: Understanding conservation areas, heritage assets and the historic environment

8 February 2019

The historic environment is made of up more than just listed buildings and scheduled monuments, and there are different implications depending on the type of asset.

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Seminar: Risk and negligence in property transactions (Manchester and Leeds)

29 January 2019

Join this inclusive seminar to find out how you can avoid the common problems and pitfalls for property practitioners – taking place in Manchester on 28 March 2019.

All Practice Management

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Law Commission releases consultation on the right to manage

4 February 2019

The government has asked the Law Commission to review the right to manage (RTM) legislation to make it simpler, quicker and more accessible, particularly for leaseholders. Find out more, including about how to get involved

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IFRS 16 and its impact on real estate leases

16 January 2019

A change introduced on 1 January 2019, makes significant changes to lease accounting for affected commercial tenants, which is likely to influence the length of leases taken by tenants in future and impact tenants’ earnings and liabilities, with consequential effect on covenant tests

All Landlord and Tenant

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A knotty problem

28 December 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

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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.

All Planning and Environment

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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.  

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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.

*See Section terms and conditions

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