A number of recent cases around vacant possession have addressed some interesting issues which fall outside standard definitions. Is vacant possession given up if the tenant did not return keys or left an alarm on at the premises? Nicholas Taggart considers
The Law Society Library provides details of sources of precedents for options to buy or purchase property (commercial and residential).
A new edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions of Sale was published in May. Stephen Jackson outlines the changes and improvements included in the new edition
Ian White, chair of the Property Section, talks to Mark Tighe, CEO of Catax Solutions, about what solicitors need to know about capital allowances, an important and increasingly prevalent area of commercial property tax law
Upcoming tax changes may lead more private property investors to incorporate. Susan Winter and Tony Lake look at the pros and cons of each structure, and what conveyancers need to know when acting for a corporate client as a property investor
Mounting concern over government plans to privatise Land Registry has prompted the Law Society to say it hopes the government will reach a sensible decision over what is a ’vital piece of national infrastructure’
Lucy Trevelyan looks at recent trends in the use of office space in law firms and beyond – including agile working, shoring and activity-based working – and examines the drivers for change, plus the benefits and possible pitfalls
Warren Gordon provides an update on the work of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee this spring, including around Land Registry privatisation, short-form leases and the Mortgage Credit Directive
The management of multi-let commercial buildings can be very complex and challenging for landlords. Rosemary Herbert provides a checklist of ongoing management issues for those advising or acting for landlords
The third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions will soon be released. Warren Gordon provides a round-up of some of the key changes from the previous edition
The third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions has been published, updating the widely-used forms to incorporate changes in law and practice in commercial conveyancing.
In February, the government released new guidance on the operation of the regulations behind the minimum energy efficiency standards for non-domestic property, coming into force in April 2018. Warren Gordon outlines the key points of the guidance
Bank of England confirms the CHAPS payment system will be staying open for extra time from 20 June 2016
In case you missed it live at the end of September, you can now listen to a recording of the free webinar on capital allowances, led by Catax Solutions managing director Mark Tighe and Property Section chair Ian White
New direction to the Land Registration Rules 2003 gives guidance on applications by means other than post, DX or personal delivery
From 8 June, Land Registry is changing its addresses for applications