More Features and Opinion

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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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    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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    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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    Common comeback?

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Lisa Bevan considers the revival of commonhold as a viable alternative to the leasehold 

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    Is your firm operating digitally?

    2021-05-18T15:30:00Z

    With most firms moving to some form of agile working, Bronwyn Townsend, Senior Marketing Manager at InfoTrack, looks at the spectrum of technology solutions that can help firms to operate digitally.

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    Cloud technology promotes more agility for conveyancing firms

    2021-04-22T10:32:00Z

    Bronwyn Townsend, Senior Marketing Manager at InfoTrack, considers how technology can assist conveyancers with high volumes of work while social distancing restrictions are still in place

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    Pushed for money

    2021-03-09T12:02:00Z

    Peter Rodd looks at three key areas of risk facing conveyancers today: push payment fraud, money laundering and additional enquiries

  • Kathryn Taylor
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    Help yourself

    2021-03-09T12:00:00Z

    The new Help to Buy scheme went live in December, and buyers under the previous scheme have until 31 May 2021 to legally complete their purchase. Kathryn Taylor outlines how the schemes differ, and the actions solicitors need to take

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    More haste…

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    As the pace of house sales quickens to take advantage of the stamp duty land tax holiday, Noel Hunter discusses how the Consumer Code for Home Builders can help buyers of new homes, and outlines what solicitors need to know

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    Market forces

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Lucian Cook provides a personal view on the state of the property market in 2020, and what to expect in 2021

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    Inner resources

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic has put a strain on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, exacerbated for property lawyers by the stamp duty land tax holiday. Kim Tasso looks at the role of resilience in overcoming difficulties, and how you can improve your resilience

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    A new lease of life: residential leasehold and commonhold reform

    2020-11-17T12:31:00Z

    The Law Commission’s Professor Nick Hopkins, Oliver Hutchings and Penny Tridimas outline the commission’s proposals for reform of residential home ownership

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    Managing client expectations around the stamp duty holiday deadline

    2020-11-16T11:31:00Z

    The SDLT holiday has boosted the housing market, but increased pressure on solicitors to complete transactions before the deadline in March 2021. Peter Rodd and Sarah Dwight share advice on what you can do now to manage clients’ expectations

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    From time to Tyne

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Georgia Jones provides a back to basics guide to Tyneside flat lease arrangements, and what you need to know if you are acting on the sale or purchase of a Tyneside flat

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    Ups and downs

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Dwight provides a personal perspective on how lockdown has affected high street conveyancing firms, their clients, and the wider conveyancing market

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    Pick a side

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Lorraine Richardson provides a reminder of conflicts of interest in conveyancing, focusing on a key area where risk can arise: acting for both the buyer and seller in a transaction

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    Taking charge

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Dwight looks at the history of rentcharges, and the impact of ground rents on the growth of estate rentcharges. Is it time for the law to be amended to give freehold owners the same rights and protections as their leasehold counterparts?

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    The black list

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Making unauthorised changes to listed buildings or scheduled monuments can carry significant penalties, Beth Harries explains. How should you advise clients looking to buy a property which might be affected?

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    What’s new?

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    How should you advise clients buying new-build properties? John Wallace provides the construction lawyer’s perspective

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    Token gestures

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Will tokenisation transform conveyancing? Joanna Goodman investigates