More Features and Opinion

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    Opinion

    The pandemic year

    2021-09-21T15:27:00Z

    Property Section chair Warren Gordon is stepping down in October. He reflects on his tenure and looks ahead at how the Property Section and the Law Society will continue to support members in the future

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    Feature

    On cyber alert

    2021-09-21T14:39:00Z

    Clive Newport explains what you can do to avoid cyber threats as the professional indemnity insurance market hardens

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    Feature

    On the safe side

    2021-09-21T14:39:00Z

    In light of the Grenfell disaster, new fire safety legislation has been enacted. Rebecca Delaney and Fiona Bishop consider what it will mean for property practitioners

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    Feature

    Standard bearers

    2021-09-21T14:39:00Z

    Mike Harlow of HM Land Registry provides an update on developments in the digital conveyancing process and what to expect in the future

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    Feature

    Talent contest

    2021-09-21T14:38:00Z

    Recently, property firms have been busier than ever and due to a mixture of factors, good staff are more difficult to recruit. Julie Harrison outlines the key issues and how firms can attract and retain talent

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    Feature

    A question of proportion

    2021-09-21T14:38:00Z

    Phil Parkinson and Katie Edwards look at the issues surrounding apportioning service charges – an area that continues to create contention and confusion for property practitioners

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    Feature

    From the ground up

    2021-09-21T14:38:00Z

    Matthew Weal discusses whether the government’s proposed leasehold reforms are a welcome development or just not fit for purpose

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    Feature

    Short notice

    2021-09-21T14:38:00Z

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a range of restrictions on the eviction of tenants which have been subject to change at short notice. David Smith looks at the current situation

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    Feature

    Moving target

    2021-09-21T14:38:00Z

    Phil Nicklin examines the government’s proposals for a residential property developer tax and the impact it may have on the property sector

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    Feature

    Suspicious minds

    2021-09-21T14:38:00Z

    Keeping abreast of possible anti-money laundering breaches is more important than ever. Rebecca Atkinson explains what activities should be considered suspicious

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    Feature

    The next frontier

    2021-09-21T14:37:00Z

    A new model for serviced offices differs sharply from the traditional lease and landlord and tenant relationship. Sophie Henwood and Hugo Brown explain the evolution of work space

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    Feature

    Building blocks

    2021-09-21T14:37:00Z

    Matthew Hearsum reviews the law relating to party walls and how the Party Wall etc Act 1996 applies to conveyancing transactions

  • Peter Rodd
    Feature

    Advance information

    2021-09-21T14:37:00Z

    With the recent flurry of property sales, Peter Rodd considers what prospective buyers should know before making an offer? 

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    Feature

    Escape to the country

    2021-09-21T14:37:00Z

    In the second of a two-part series, Julie and Fred Butler provide a beginner’s guide for conveyancers to some of the key tax issues relating to agricultural property

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    Feature

    Hybrid client care

    2021-09-14T14:54:00Z

    Nikki Shorto, licensed conveyancer at MJP Law, makes a case for hybrid client care by using law tech innovations to deliver a personalised service for clients.

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    Digital identities: is your firm ready?

    2021-09-13T10:48:00Z

    As technology continues to change the way we work, Senior Marketing Manager at InfoTrack, Bronwyn Townsend, reviews how digital ID verification can be adopted in conveyancing.

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    Feature

    Changing rooms

    2021-08-05T11:00:00Z

    With many landlords considering converting commercial premises to residential ones, Nathan Robinson highlights the importance of capital allowances and why both clients and owners of law firm premises should identify any unclaimed expenditure before it’s too late.

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    Feature

    Willing and able?

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Vicki Pearce outlines how to assess if your client has mental capacity and explains the different authorities which can be put in place for a client who lacks capacity

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    Feature

    Corner the marketing

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Once the conveyancing industry emerges from the current high numbers of instructions and stamp duty deadlines, Susan Fairbrass looks at how you can keep the momentum up with effective marketing

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    Feature

    Think tank

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Do you have a client who’s looking to buy a property with a septic tank? Anna Newport looks at the regulations covering septic tanks, what enquiries you need to make of the seller, and how to advise your client