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Join today Welcome to the Property Section - the community for residential and commercial property practitioners We provide you with support and guidance including through our magazine, webinars, events and case law commentary.

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SRA gives green light to freelance solicitors

19 June 2018

Last week, the SRA announced a series of decisions on the outcome of its Handbook reforms. Marzena Lipman, policy adviser at the Law Society, gives an overview of the changes.  

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Firms’ websites must show prices, SRA announces

19 June 2018

Under new proposals confirmed by the SRA, law firms will now be required to publish the prices they charge. This will cover conveyancing, probate, motoring offences, immigration advice and the cost of bringing claims before an employment tribunal.

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How to assist with pre-owned park home sales in six steps

8 June 2018

Park homes are not equivalent to bricks and mortar, and the procedure for buying and selling one is not subject to the usual conveyancing protocols. Rawdon Crozier and Ibraheem Dulmeer set out the six steps you need to follow.

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Blockchain revolution?

8 June 2018

Blockchain has been branded as the future of just about everything and is soon expected to infiltrate all aspects of our lives, from banking to tax returns and voting. But what is it, and how can it be used in property transactions?

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VAT on electronic property searches: Interim guidance to firms

1 June 2018Updated: 4 June 2018

We have released interim guidance to help firms manage the uncertainty created around VAT on electronic property searches by the Tribunal decision in Brabners LLP v HMRC Commissioners last year

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Appeal rules against seller's solicitors in crucial Dreamvar liability case

25 May 2018

The Law Society Gazette has reported that solicitors representing fraudulent property vendors should share responsibility along with those representing the duped buyers for any resulting losses, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a widely awaited decision.

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High street lows

6 June 2018By ,

Every week seems to bring news of another major retail chain in financial crisis. Ambuja Bose and Georgina Eason look at the practical impact on commercial landlords of having an insolvent or potentially insolvent tenant

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Common sense?

6 March 2018By

The government’s recent announcement about setting ground rents for new leasehold houses and flats to zero may make commonhold a more attractive prospect than it has ever been since its commencement in 2004. James Driscoll explains.

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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

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Webinars, a Conference, Workshops, Seminars, Magazines, E-newsletters and a LinkedIn Group.

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