More Features and Opinion

  • money laundering
    Event

    Webinar: the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (16 June 2020)

    Join this session for an update on the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

  • Amanda Potter
    Feature

    Intelligence gathering

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Emotional intelligence can be a leader’s greatest asset, or if ignored, their greatest risk. Dr Amanda Potter looks at why EQ matters in the workplace, and how you can develop yours

  • Watercourse - house by river
    Feature

    Clear water

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    If you are acting for a buyer of a property on a water course, do you know the rights they might have, and the liabilities that might arise? Richard Bagwell outlines the principles

  • Julie Blunsom
    Feature

    At your service

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Julie Blunsom explains how HM Land Registry’s two new services – the Pre-submission Enquiry Service and Application Management Service – work in practice, and how you can find out more

  • Michael Garson
    Feature

    Star gazing

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Michael Garson outlines some of the key features of the new regulatory environment, following the introduction of the new SRA Standards and Regulations

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    Feature

    Moving on

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    In the second of a two-part series on complaints, Rebecca Atkinson looks at what steps you should be taking when a complaint has been received, and how best to resolve complaints to avoid them reaching the Legal Ombudsman

  • Warren Gordon
    Opinion

    A chunk of change

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Warren Gordon looks at some key changes affecting property practitioners, including the government’s plans to reform leasehold

  • Richard Mathias
    Feature

    Home fee

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Richard Mathias looks at the current state of referral fees in the property sector. What effect have they had in practice? Why is a ban on referral fees being considered? And how can the existing system be improved?

  • Warren Gordon
    Feature

    Environmental cost

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    From April 2020, it will be unlawful to continue to let a residential property with an energy performance certificate rating below E. Warren Gordon provides a timely update on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

  • Chain of paper cutout - labelled "builder", "contractor", "subcontractor"
    Feature

    Chapter and reverse

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The construction VAT reverse charge comes into force this October. Ronan Lowney and Michelle Essen explain the changes and what those involved in construction and development need to do next

  • Richard Oliphant
    Feature

    Digital watch

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Richard Oliphant looks at the emergence of cloud-based digital signatures. He argues that this development should help to allay concerns about the cross-border validity and enforcement of electronic signatures, and establish a new standard for executing client transactions

  • Data - building made of binary code
    Feature

    The fine print

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    In November, real estate company Deutsche Wohnen SE was hit with a fine of €14.5m under the General Data Protection Regulation. Clare Harman Clark looks at the role of property solicitors in helping their clients abide by the regulation

  • Right foot- person with tablet looking at construction site
    Feature

    On the right foot

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    In the first in a series on what property solicitors need to know about different phases of the development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at the importance of a site inspection and other preliminary investigations

  • Rent
    Feature

    Under review

    2020-03-05T16:09:00Z

    Paul de la Piquerie and Rahul Varma look at some common rent review mechanisms and the issues they can create in practice

  • Sarah Dwight
    Feature

    The Friday blues

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Dwight looks at the phenomenon of Friday afternoon fraud and what you can do to help reduce the risk of your firm or your client becoming a victim

  • Wales and England separated by the sea
    Feature

    Fault lines

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Jamie Saunders looks at residential housing law in Wales and how it is diverging from England, particularly in two key areas – assured shorthold tenancies and no-fault evictions

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    Feature

    Give us a break

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Stephen Pritchett and Lesley Anderson QC look at some of the case law around break clauses in renewal leases, and provide a personal view on a recent county court judgment and the challenges it presents for landlords wishing to develop their properties

  • david-manda-600x400
    Feature

    At your service?

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    The take-up for serviced offices and co-working spaces increased by 150% in 2017, and more growth is predicted. David Manda looks at the hidden legal complexities of these arrangements, and how to advise both owners and occupiers

  • peter-rodd-600x400
    Feature

    Lend an ear

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Peter Rodd reports on the results of a survey about the challenges conveyancers face when working with mortgage lenders

  • rebecca-atkinson-600x400
    Feature

    On the same side

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a two-part series on complaints, Rebecca Atkinson looks at some of the reasons why clients complain, and how to avoid complaints by focusing on providing ‘good’ service in key areas