More Features and Opinion

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    A word of caution

    2022-06-13T13:44:00Z

    The regulator has issued guidance to help practitioners understand their obligations when advising on leasehold matters. Tracey Calvert considers the issues

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    Into relief

    2022-06-13T11:06:00Z

    Sean Randall explains what changes to expect in stamp duty relief for purchases of multiple dwellings

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    Digital AP1s – 5 things you need to know

    2022-05-23T10:08:00Z

    The registration of applications at HM Land Registry are changing. Bronwyn Townsend, Senior Marketing Manager at InfoTrack, looks at what firms will need to do before the end of the year.

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    Stolen property alert

    2022-03-29T09:47:00Z

    Recently there have been stories in the media about the fraudulent sale of properties. Peter Rodd looks at relevant cases and outlines some of the warning signs of vendor fraud

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    HMOs: Back to basics

    2022-03-28T15:17:00Z

    Robin Stewart revisits the subject of houses in multiple occupation and outlines some tricky issues for property practitioners to consider

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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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