Communities

Law Society Communities

Our communities help you develop in your professional life and make the most out of your Law Society

Find out more

Property Section

tax

Webinar: Stamp duty land tax for commercial property (OnDemand)

19 October 2018

This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of commercial property in the UK and you want a better understanding of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules.  

tax

HMRC to run webinar on Budget changes to SDLT

5 December 2018

The webinar will run from 14:00-15:00 on 12 December, and will cover the reduction in the time limit for filing a SDLT return and paying the tax due, the extension of the time limit for claiming a refund of the higher rates when a previous main residence is sold, and the extension of the relief for first time buyers to all purchasers of qualifying shared ownership property

All Property Taxation

Scheme of works being kicked out of court

The best intentionsSubscription

12 March 2019

The recent case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel, which hinged on whether the landlord had the intention of redeveloping a property, has significant implications for commercial landlords and tenants. Kate Andrews explains

Richard Bagwell

Mending fencesSubscription

12 March 2019

Newspapers are always full of stories of escalating disputes between neighbours. But nuisance doesn’t need to be about noise – as shown by a recent case on Japanese knotweed. Richard Bagwell provides a short guide to remedies for nuisance

All Property Litigation

Katie Gordon-Smith

All present and correctSubscription

12 March 2019

Katie Gordon-Smith outlines the steps Land Registry is taking to improve requisition rates, and the role of solicitors in achieving this goal

Eddie Davies

Street smartsSubscription

5 December 2018

HM Land Registry is working to harness technology to improve the homebuying process for both the public and solicitors. Eddie Davies provides an update on its digital projects, including Digital Street

All Land Registration

Peter Rodd

Lending a handSubscription

11 June 2019

In April, Peter Rodd chaired a roundtable event with six of the major lenders, between them representing over 50% of the current mortgage market. How can solicitors and lenders work better together to make the process quicker and simpler?

Group of people assembling parts of a self-build property

Brick by brickSubscription

5 December 2018

Self- and custom-build are becoming increasingly common. Charlie Blagbrough argues that this development could reinject diversity into house building and supply, and explains how the lending process works in this market

All Mortgages, Lenders and Government Schemes

Oliver Pannell

After the fire

5 December 2018

Following the Grenfell fire, freeholders and leaseholders are facing significant difficulties in ensuring their homes are safe and that defective cladding is replaced. Oliver Pannell provides an update on the government’s response and recent case law

Grenfell tower fire cladding

Webinar: Cost of replacement cladding and fire watch (OnDemand)

4 July 2018

This webinar analyses the recent decision in FirstPort v Citiscape Leaseholders from the perspective of a landlord / manager and leaseholders.

All Social Housing

construction flats

Do you think there should be a specific CON29DW for new-build properties?

7 May 2019

The Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN) is currently undertaking an informal consultation to seek conveyancers’ views on the development of a specific CON29DW for new-build properties

Group of people assembling parts of a self-build property

Brick by brickSubscription

5 December 2018

Self- and custom-build are becoming increasingly common. Charlie Blagbrough argues that this development could reinject diversity into house building and supply, and explains how the lending process works in this market

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

corporate building 300x206

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

tax

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.

Magnifying Glass image

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

All Searches

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 engagement programmes have been created in consultation with the Section Committee and run from November to November each year.

Download our 2018-19 engagement programme

The engagement programme is updated throughout the year and highlights our key areas of focus and the range of activities that will address these areas including: a conference, regional events, magazines, newletters and podcasts.

*See Section terms and conditions

Join today