All Property articles – Page 10

  • Data - building made of binary code
    Feature

    The fine print

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    In November, real estate company Deutsche Wohnen SE was hit with a fine of €14.5m under the General Data Protection Regulation. Clare Harman Clark looks at the role of property solicitors in helping their clients abide by the regulation

  • Richard Mathias
    Feature

    Home fee

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Richard Mathias looks at the current state of referral fees in the property sector. What effect have they had in practice? Why is a ban on referral fees being considered? And how can the existing system be improved?

  • Richard Oliphant
    Feature

    Digital watch

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Richard Oliphant looks at the emergence of cloud-based digital signatures. He argues that this development should help to allay concerns about the cross-border validity and enforcement of electronic signatures, and establish a new standard for executing client transactions

  • Warren Gordon
    Feature

    Environmental cost

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    From April 2020, it will be unlawful to continue to let a residential property with an energy performance certificate rating below E. Warren Gordon provides a timely update on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

  • Watercourse - house by river
    Feature

    Clear water

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    If you are acting for a buyer of a property on a water course, do you know the rights they might have, and the liabilities that might arise? Richard Bagwell outlines the principles

  • Chain of paper cutout - labelled "builder", "contractor", "subcontractor"
    Feature

    Chapter and reverse

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The construction VAT reverse charge comes into force this October. Ronan Lowney and Michelle Essen explain the changes and what those involved in construction and development need to do next

  • Warren Gordon
    Opinion

    A chunk of change

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Warren Gordon looks at some key changes affecting property practitioners, including the government’s plans to reform leasehold

  • Rent
    Feature

    Under review

    2020-03-05T16:09:00Z

    Paul de la Piquerie and Rahul Varma look at some common rent review mechanisms and the issues they can create in practice

  • Tablet and documents
    News

    Electronically signed deeds are legal, lord chancellor confirms

    2020-03-04T16:37:00Z

    In a written statement on 3 March 2020, the lord chancellor confirmed that documents signed electronically have legal force in England and Wales.

  • green-house-environment
    News

    Reminder of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard deadline – 1 April 2020

    2020-02-26T11:18:00Z

    From 1 April 2020, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will apply to all residential properties let on “relevant tenancies”

  • excellence-awards-2020-entries open
    News

    Law Society Excellence Awards 2020

    2020-02-12T10:53:00Z

    The Excellence Awards are still open for entries and showcase excellence across the legal profession.

  • japanese knotweed
    News

    Law Society updates TA6 form

    2020-02-07T12:14:00Z

    The Law Society has published an updated Property Information Form (TA6) and explanatory notes, with changes to four areas, including Japanese knotweed and flood risk

  • Flood sign
    News

    Flood risk practice note updated

    2020-02-04T16:46:00Z

    On 31 January 2020, the Law Society updated our flood risk practice note with the latest on the prevalence of flood risk, insurance for both residential and commercial properties, and related changes to the Conveyancing Protocol.

  • house-shop-front-closed-600x400
    Analysis

    Do landlords exercising Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery waive their right to forfeit?

    2020-01-28T08:50:00Z

    Jennifer Meech comments on a case that clarifies the position for landlords considering taking tenants’ goods to satisfy outstanding rent claims ( Brar v Thirunavukkrasu [2019] EWCA Civ 2032).

  • 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

    Webinar: Section 106s and planning conditions (OnDemand)

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

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

    Webinar: Construction law update 2020 (OnDemand)

    This webinar provides 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