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  • cyber security
    News

    Blockchain guidance for solicitors

    2020-10-07T15:39:00Z

    The Law Society has co-produced a report which sets out key issues for legal practitioners to be aware of when advising on distributed ledger technologies.

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    News

    Help test new mobile app for property transactions

    2020-09-25T13:40:00Z

    Teal Legal, a lawtech research and development business, is seeking volunteer law firms to take part in a trial for its Home Owner’s Passport (HOP).

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    News

    Industry pledge to support home movers

    2020-09-25T08:52:00Z

    The Law Society has worked with the property and conveyancing industry through the Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) to produce a pledge that can be provided to buyers and sellers in this unusual market.

  • Edward Francis
    Analysis

    Rights of entry – or to a quiet life?

    2020-09-17T15:32:00Z

    Edward Francis reviews a Court of Appeal case which re-examined the rules governing landlords’ rights of entry

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    Feature

    Turnover rents in the time of coronavirus

    2020-09-17T14:50:00Z

    Clare Harman Clark examines how uncertainty in the retail sector may be fuelling a comeback for turnover rents, and how parties can make the compromise of variable rents work.

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    FAQ

    PAS FAQ: Handling complex stamp duty land tax issues

    2020-09-17T12:33:00Z

    How should you advise on a complex SDLT matter if you’re not an expert on tax? Our Practice Advice Service explains when to recommend specialist help.

  • Housedoors
    Event

    Webinar: Stamp duty land tax on residential property transactions update 2020 (16 October)

    This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of residential property in the UK.

  • Office buildings
    Event

    Webinar: Stamp duty land tax on commercial property transactions update 2020 (13 October)

    This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of commercial property in the UK.

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    News

    Shortlist announced for the Excellence Awards 2020

    2020-09-16T09:21:00Z

    The Law Society’s Excellence Awards celebrate the hard work and inspirational achievements of solicitors, legal teams and firms of all sizes. More than half recognise excellence in law firm management disciplines

  • boxes-house-move-600x400
    News

    Eviction notice period doubled

    2020-09-10T09:23:00Z

    The government has extended the notice period for tenants facing eviction from three months to six.

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    News

    New model for shared ownership

    2020-09-09T18:20:00Z

    In September 2020, the government proposed a new national model for shared ownership.

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    Feature

    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

  • Gavin Le Chat
    Feature

    At your service

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    In the third in his series on what property solicitors need to know about different phases of the development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at drainage and the supply of services

  • Conflicts of interest in conveyancing: man in suit crossing tightrope between two people
    Feature

    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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    Feature

    Riding out the storm

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Steven Petty explains how his specialist commercial property firm has weathered the COVID-19 storm – and why the firm has continued to award bonuses and recruit new staff

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    Feature

    Lock and quay

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Ibraheem Dulmeer and Justin Bates look at a recent Upper Tribunal case involving the application of service charges at the Docklands development, No.1 West India Quay

  • Warren Gordon
    Opinion

    Picking the lock

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Warren Gordon looks at the range of changes in property legislation and practice under lockdown

  • Right to light: House in shadow of towerblock
    Feature

    Let there be light

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    As the government further loosens planning restrictions to aid economic recovery, David Manda provides a timely reminder on rights to light, and what developers can do to avoid costly litigation and potential changes to their developments

  • High street: open, cheerful shop front with sign for "SDLT holiday"
    Feature

    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

  • Mike Harlow
    Feature

    A sign of things to come

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Mike Harlow looks at how HM Land Registry has responded to lockdown by accepting electronic signatures, and how conveyancing could change in the future to become an even more secure and wholly digital process