Property Update
15 December 2015

Latest features

Talking shop
Peter Reekie considers Jewelcraft Ltd v Pressland, in which the Court of Appeal has clarified what is a ‘house’ for the purposes of enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
Property Section committee end of year review
We speak to Property Section committee members Myfanwy McDonagh and Philip Askew, and chair of the land law and conveyancing committee Warren Gordon, about their experiences of 2015, and what’s on the horizon for 2016.
Spotlight: Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas [2015] UKSC 72
Nick Levy, real estate litigation partner at Trowers & Hamlins, discusses the last chapter in the long-running Marks & Spencer break clause litigation, in which the Supreme Court has held that tenants cannot recover any rent paid in advance when they exercise a break clause.
Spotlight: E.Surv v Goldsmith Williams [2015] EWCA Civ 1147
Kevin O’Brien, director and head of lender services at JCP Solicitors, comments on this recent Court of Appeal decision, likely to be of particular interest to lenders, and to solicitors acting for lenders.

Featured event

Fighting Fraud and Managing Risk: London and Cardiff Workshops (February 2016)
The Property Section will be holding two workshops focusing on fraud in property transactions, and the techniques and technology you can engage, to successfully manage the risk to you, your clients and your business.

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Government makes second attempt at Land Registry privatisation
Autumn statement: changes to SDLT
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