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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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