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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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Put your house in order

11 January 2018

In a volatile market, it may be hard to find time to address practice management, but, says Peter Rodd, you can’t afford not to. Are you eally working as efficiently and profitably as you can be? And if not, what can you do about it?

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Law Society responds to DCLG home buying consultation

20 December 2017

We believe that improvements can and should be made to the existing process to make it more efficient to all parties involved

All Residential Property

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FAQ: Deeds and agreements of surrender of a commercial lease – sources of precedents

11 December 2017

The Law Society Library provides details of sources of precedents for deeds and agreements of surrender of a commercial lease. 

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Broader horizons

5 December 2017

The benefits and importance of capital allowances in commercial sales and purchases has been well publicised, but did you know the relief also needs to be considered in some residential and landlord and tenant matters? Sophie Raniwala explains

All Commercial Property

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Put your house in order

11 January 2018

In a volatile market, it may be hard to find time to address practice management, but, says Peter Rodd, you can’t afford not to. Are you eally working as efficiently and profitably as you can be? And if not, what can you do about it?

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Best interests Subscription

5 December 2017

Do you know your obligations around identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest? Tracey Calvert provides a refresher guide to conflicts in conveyancing practice

All Practice Management

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Government bans new leasehold houses and sets zero ground rents

21 December 2017

Other changes include ground rents on new long leases – for both houses and flats – being set to zero

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Law Society responds to a call for evidence on the lettings and managing agent market

13 December 2017

Our response to the DCLG focuses on the residential conveyancing process, where obtaining information from managing agents, and the lack of transparency in relation to fees, creates delays and other issues.

All Landlord and Tenant

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Law Commission launches consultation to simplify the planning process in Wales

30 November 2017

The Law Commission has launched a consultation proposing that a new planning code for Wales is needed to get the country building, and further protect heritage and the environment

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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

All Planning and Environment

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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

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Law Society publishes update on SDLT changes in the Budget

1 December 2017

The budget set out a number of changes to the SDLT regime. The changes will be made in the Finance Bill 2017-2018. The Law Society has produced a round-up of the changes

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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