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Kathryn Robertson

Common groundSubscription

5 September 2018

Ahead of her session on stamp duty land tax at the Property Section annual conference, Kathryn Robertson outlines some common errors in returns, payments and repayment claims and how to avoid them

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Non-resident landlords: don't overlook capital allowances

16 August 2018

As non-UK resident landlords are set to be taxed on UK property gains from April 2019, there has never been a more important time for solicitors to highlight to their property investor clients the significance of ensuring capital allowances are not overlooked within commercial property transactions. Shaun Marsden explains

All Property Taxation

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Wild west partnerships: who owns what?

1 October 2018

Jennifer Meech looks at the case of Wild v Wild [2018] EWHC 2197 (Ch) to help unravel ownership when profits are shared but property is not.

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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!

All Property Litigation

Joy Bailey

Signed, sealed, delivered

6 June 2018

As part of our regular series from HM Land Registry, Joy Bailey provides an update on the execution of deeds or documents using electronic signatures

Ben Tarrant

Land Registry updates guidance on identity evidence

26 March 2018

Property Section committee member Ben Tarrant outlines Land Registry’s changes to its Practice Guide 67 and addresses concerns from practitioners 

All Land Registration

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Law Society responds to FCA market study on the mortgage market

16 August 2018Updated: 22 August 2018

We believe lender panels and the way in which they operate should be considered by the FCA. The majority of lenders operate a panel-based system to select law firms to act on behalf of that lender in mortgage transactions and this is not currently covered in the FCA report

Joy Bailey

Signed, sealed, delivered

6 June 2018

As part of our regular series from HM Land Registry, Joy Bailey provides an update on the execution of deeds or documents using electronic signatures

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

Daniel Pike

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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Forgive and forgetSubscription

13 September 2018

Certificates of lawful development provide a way for property owners to prove the lawfulness of unauthorised development, after a certain period of time has passed. Anna Russell-Knee explains how they work in practice

Leaving the EU - Property

Life after leave

5 September 2018

With Brexit now only six months away, investor sentiment remains positive, but there are broader challenges in the market which need to be resolved, from access to finance to housing supply. Paresh Raja explains

All Construction and Development

Listed property

Hit list

8 October 2018

Listed buildings and conservation areas can trip up even the most astute conveyancer, slowing down the process, damaging client relationships, and risking breaches of consumer protection regulations. Richard Copus explains what you need to know

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Non-resident landlords: don't overlook capital allowances

16 August 2018

As non-UK resident landlords are set to be taxed on UK property gains from April 2019, there has never been a more important time for solicitors to highlight to their property investor clients the significance of ensuring capital allowances are not overlooked within commercial property transactions. Shaun Marsden explains

All Specialist Property Law

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VAT on disbursements - update

11 April 2018Updated: 13 April 2018

Firms that have received letters from HMRC regarding the VAT treatment of electronic searches are encouraged to contact us.

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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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Property Section renewals

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The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

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