Recent International / Cross-border

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    A problem shared


    Timeshare contracts are notoriously difficult to get rid of, but clients who own a timeshare in Europe may now be looking at their options in light of the uncertainty around the effects of Brexit. Julie Jordan looks at the options for Spanish timeshare owners.

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    Brexit strategy


    Peter Rodd looks at what the future might hold for property lawyers in the wake of the UK referendum decision

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    Brexit: committee member views


    In the wake of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, some of the members of the Property Section committee offer their views on the impact on the sector

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    Home and away


    Clients may not realise how complicated it can be to buy or inherit a property abroad. Jo Summers looks at the issues involved and the impact of the new EU regulation on succession

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    How will the Mortgage Credit Directive affect conveyancing solicitors?


    The MCD introduces a European framework of conduct rules designed to foster a single market for mortgages and to protect consumers. The CML Handbook Working Group looks at the consequences for conveyancers.

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    Northern exposure


    As part of our series on property law in other jurisdictions, Gilbert Nesbitt outlines the residential conveyancing process in Northern Ireland, including its dual land registration systems, and the regulatory landscape

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    Good neighbours


    Property lawyers in England may find themselves acting in transactions involving property in Wales, but with the law increasingly diverging, what changes do they need to know about? Huw Williams , Andrew Evans and Andrea Planchant explain

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    New law affecting landlords and agents in Wales comes into force this autumn


    In order to improve letting and management standards for people who rent private accommodation in Wales, the Welsh government is introducing a new law requiring  everyone who owns and rents out private property in Wales to register with the central licensing authority via Rent Smart Wales

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    Spanish steps


    As part of a new series on property law in other jurisdictions, Andrew Johnson outlines the residential conveyancing process in Spain, from preliminary enquiries to completion and land registration

  • New Zealand

    New world order


    In the first of our new series on land law in different jurisdictions, Michelle Hill outlines the conveyancing system in New Zealand

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    Scotching SDLT


    From April 2015, stamp duty land tax will cease to apply to transactions involving land in Scotland. Jim Hillan explains how the changes will have an impact

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    On the borderline


    David Parton and Anne Pacey explain the differences between Scottish and English conveyancing law and practice, and look at the advantages and disadvantages for buyers 
and sellers of the two very different systems