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  • House for sale
    FAQ

    PAS FAQ: who’s the seller?

    2020-01-22T15:47:00Z

    The Practice Advice Service answers a query about a property transaction where the seller on the contract is different to the one in the transfer deed.

  • house money ground rent
    News

    Law Commission publishes options for reforming valuation in leasehold enfranchisement

    2020-01-13T17:29:00Z

    On 9 January, the Law Commission published a report setting out options to reduce leasehold enfranchisment costs

  • planning
    Event

    Section 106s and planning conditions (4 March 2020)

    This webinar will help you to understand certain planning matters that commonly arise in property transactions.

  • Piggy bank
    Event

    Webinar: Dubious investment schemes (14 January 2020)

    2020-01-06T08:55:00Z

    This webinar looks at the steps you should take and policies you should implement to avoid involvement in dubious investment schemes.

  • Colourful umbrellas
    News

    SRA abandons plans to slash minimum PII cover

    2019-12-20T09:52:00Z

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has abandoned its plans to scrap its ‘one-one-size-fits-all’ minimum level of professional indemnity insurance cover.

  • Group of people assembling parts of a self-build property
    Event

    Webinar: Construction law update 2020 (4 February 2020)

    This webinar will provide a brief recap on the impact of construction law on commercial property.

  • david-manda-600x400
    Feature

    At your service?

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    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

  • rebecca-atkinson-600x400
    Feature

    On the same side

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a two-part series on complaints, Rebecca Atkinson looks at some of the reasons why clients complain, and how to avoid complaints by focusing on providing ‘good’ service in key areas

  • Mixed use buildings - row of shops with flats above
    Feature

    Into the mix

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Peta Dollar provides an introduction for commercial specialists to acting on the sale or purchase of a property in a mixed-use development

  • Wales and England separated by the sea
    Feature

    Fault lines

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Jamie Saunders looks at residential housing law in Wales and how it is diverging from England, particularly in two key areas – assured shorthold tenancies and no-fault evictions

  • peter-rodd-600x400
    Feature

    Lend an ear

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Peter Rodd reports on the results of a survey about the challenges conveyancers face when working with mortgage lenders

  • Down to earth - houses in flood water, with japanese knotweed and an oil drum floating by
    Feature

    Down to earth

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Caroline May and Courtney Hassall provide a guide to common environmental issues which can affect property transactions, and offer tips for property lawyers to mitigate the risks

  • Warren Gordon
    Opinion

    The dotted lines

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Section chair Warren Gordon considers the implications of new developments around e-signatures

  • Clare Clark
    News

    Changing times

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Property Section committee member Clare Harman-Clark rounds up the sessions at the National Property Law Conference, held at the Law Society on 10 October

  • lesley-anderson-qc-600x400
    Feature

    Give us a break

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    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

  • Sarah Dwight
    Feature

    The Friday blues

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Dwight looks at the phenomenon of Friday afternoon fraud and what you can do to help reduce the risk of your firm or your client becoming a victim

  • storm drain outlet
    Analysis

    Licence to drain: Supreme Court grants relief from forfeiture to licensee

    2019-11-21T16:58:00Z

    Relief from forfeiture may be granted to those with a possessory and/or a proprietary interest in the land, the Supreme Court has ruled. 

  • block of flats
    FAQ

    Library FAQ: Lease and management of flats and maisonettes

    2019-11-21T15:59:00Z

    Where to find precedent sources for the lease and management of flats and maisonettes, from the Law Society Library.

  • uk supreme court
    News

    Supreme Court backs freeholder in leasehold covenant dispute

    2019-11-01T10:02:00Z

    Supreme Court justices have ruled by a three to two majority that a freeholder was entitled to withhold consent for a leaseholder to apply for planning permission that might reduce the value of a West End property.

  • Digitalmortgage
    News

    Land Registry publishes updated guidance on digital mortgages

    2019-10-28T17:26:00Z

    Land Registry has updated its guidance pages on digital mortgages. There are three guides - for homeowners, mortgage lenders and conveyancers