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Landlord and Tenant


The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 - catching mammoths with straw nets?Subscription

31 May 2017By

Daniel Fitzpatrick, partner at Hodge Jones & Allen, discusses the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. 

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LEASE launches recruitment for two board members

22 December 2016

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is seeking to appoint two new members to the LEASE (Leasehold Advisory Service) board for a four-year term

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Last-minute changes to the Finance Bill to affect BTL investors

24 August 2016

Significant amendments to the Finance Bill slipped in at committee stage may result in many BTL investors paying income tax rather than a CGT on their investment


Law Society publishes consumer guide to buying a flat

2 March 2016Updated: 15 March 2016

The purpose of the new guide is to highlight some of the most important matters for prospective buyers to consider when buying a leasehold property

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Nicholas Taggart

Ringing alarm bellsSubscription

6 September 2017By

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

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Private eyes

11 August 2017

Peter Farrington, vice president of the Association of British Investigators, explains how private investigators can be a valuable asset for a solicitor dealing with possession proceedings, and gives some tips on building an effective working relationship.

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In good repairSubscription

9 June 2017By ,

Danielle Drummond-Brassington and Natalie Appleby outline some simple practice points to help you avoid the pitfalls around dilapidations, and ensure you provide the best possible advice to your landlord and tenant clients

Ibraheem Dulmeer

Run to ground

9 June 2017By ,

High ground rents in new leases are an increasing concern in the leasehold sector, especially when they provide for periodic increases. Rawdon Crozier and Ibraheem Dulmeer give an overview of the topic and solicitors’ duties

Andrew Boulton

To be or not to bnbSubscription

7 March 2017By ,

The potential legal complications of serviced apartments, Airbnb and other short-term lettings are often overlooked. Andrew Boulton and Astrid Hardy look at what clients considering short-term lettings need to consider

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Going rateSubscription

12 December 2016By ,

The impact on statutory compensation of new business rates next year means that commercial landlords and tenants need to take care when making decisions on ending or renewing business tenancies. Mark Barley and Charlie Temperley explain

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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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