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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


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

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National property law conference 2017: overcoming challenges in a volatile landscape (11 October) (SRA Competence: A2)

24 February 2017

This year’s National Property Law Conference, building on your feedback from last year, we’ve produced a programme around the most pressing issues affecting residential and commercial property practitioners. Book by 6 September for our early bird rate!

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Spotlight: Leaseholders of Foundling Court and O’Donnell Court v London Borough of Camden [2016] UKUT 0366 (LC)Subscription

20 September 2016

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has now clarified that superior landlords of residential premises must consult with both their tenants and subtenants prior to carrying out qualifying works or entering into long-term agreements. Kary Withers, partner in Clarke Willmott’s Property Litigation team, explains the significance of the decision for landlords and tenants.

All Property Litigation

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Quality time

5 December 2017

In the latest of our series of regular updates from HM Land Registry, Andrew Robertson looks at requisitions, and the role of both HM Land Registry and conveyancers in improving application quality

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New beginnings Subscription

5 December 2017

Graham Farrant, chief executive of HM Land Registry, provides an update on HM Land Registry’s digitisation plans, and the challenges and opportunities ahead

All Land Registration

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Tell us about your experiences of panel management

23 November 2017

The Law Society has released a survey asking conveyancers for their experiences of interacting with organisations that provide conveyancing panel management services

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In the family

6 September 2017Updated: 6 September 2017

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is now one of the top 10 mortgage lenders. So how should you advise clients receiving funds from family, and when should you advise them to consult a family lawyer? Jo Edwards , Jamie Gaw and Anna Jassani explain.

All Mortgages, Lenders and Government Schemes

Open houseSubscription

2 September 2015

In the second of our new series on social housing, James Stone considers the potential impact on the sector of the government’s manifesto proposals and proposed legislative programme, including the extension of the right-to-buy scheme

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Round the housesSubscription

3 June 2015

Housing and house-building were key battlegrounds in the recent election. Daniel Pike outlines the parties’ various pledges, what changes we might see under the new government, and the role the state has to play in effective and affordable housing supply

All Social Housing

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Strong foundationsSubscription

9 June 2017

A new version of the Consumer Code for Home Builders was released in April. Noel Hunter explains how the code works, and how it applies to both home builders and homebuyers

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House of cards

8 March 2017

Ian White takes a critical look at the recent white paper of the provision of new housing in England and Wales

All Construction and Development

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Where liability lies: acting for fraudstersSubscription

18 November 2016

The High Court has recently considered the liability of solicitors and estate agents who acted for a fraudulent seller. Peter Reekie explains 

Peter Reekie, commentator

In a bindSubscription

28 September 2016

In Ely v Robson [2016] EWCA Civ 774, the court found that an oral agreement between cohabitees could be relied upon.

All Specialist Property Law

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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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FAQ: What is the Property Alert Service and what protection could it offer to clients?

9 October 2017

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers a query relating to the Land Registry’s Property Alert Service. 

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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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