All Property articles – Page 2

  • Broadgate tower
    Feature

    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.

  • Hand with pen over bar chart results
    News

    Pulse survey for conveyancing firms

    2021-07-15T12:49:00Z

    Over half (54%) of conveyancing firms reported an increase in the number of residential conveyancing matter starts during January to March 2021 compared to the previous quarter.

  • aircraft-airplane-architectural-design-747079
    FAQ

    Library FAQ: Flying freeholds

    2021-07-06T14:58:00Z

    The Law Society Library explains where to find precedents relating to flying freeholds.

  • to let lease signs properties
    Analysis

    Rent suspension clauses and business lease renewals

    2021-07-06T10:50:00Z

    Ben Tarrant considers the county court decision of WH Smith Retail Holdings Limited v Commerz Real Investmentgesellshaft MBH (April 2021), the first reported case looking at pandemic rent suspension clauses and business lease renewals.

  • house money ground rent
    Analysis

    Challenging claims of rent arrears post Covid-19

    2021-06-30T12:44:00Z

    Kate Andrews looks at some novel defences to an application for rents payable under a lease of commercial premises in the case of Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH v TFS Stores Limited [2021] EWHC 863 (Ch).

  • house-keys-sale-buy
    News

    TA6 Part 1: Law Society beta tests new up-front information for homebuyers

    2021-06-18T13:01:00Z

    To help improve the home-buying experience for consumers and stakeholders, we’re beta testing a new transaction form, TA6 Part 1, to make more information available to buyers up front.

  • house on scales
    News

    Conveyancing solicitors under pressure as stamp duty holiday deadline looms

    2021-06-10T10:59:00Z

    The Law Society has published new guidance for under-pressure conveyancing solicitors as the 30 June SDLT deadline approaches.

  • Anna Newport
    Feature

    Think tank

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Do you have a client who’s looking to buy a property with a septic tank? Anna Newport looks at the regulations covering septic tanks, what enquiries you need to make of the seller, and how to advise your client

  • Warren Gordon
    Opinion

    Supporting structure

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    As we emerge from lockdown, Property Section chair Warren Gordon looks at how the Section and the Law Society will continue to support members

  • High street: rooftop gardens
    Feature

    High hopes

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has devastated many UK industries – not least sections of the commercial property market. Lucy Trevelyan explores COVID-19’s lasting legacy for the sector and examines how it can evolve to survive

  • Richard Eaton
    Feature

    Rub of the green

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Richard Eaton considers TW Logistics v Essex County Council and another and the impact on the registration of village greens

  • Kate Garcia
    Feature

    Freeport opportunities

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Following the budget day announcement of the first eight freeport locations and the subsequent publication of the draft legislation, Kate Garcia outlines the opportunities within freeport tax sites and the likely implications for property practitioners

  • Elizabeth Rimmer
    Feature

    Putting yourself first

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic has highlighted the importance of good mental health and resilience both in and out of the office. Elizabeth Rimmer provides some tips on prioritising your wellbeing

  • Agriculture: woman planting in fields
    Feature

    Line of country

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a two-part series, Julie Butler and Fred Butler provide a beginner’s guide for conveyancers to some key issues relating to agricultural property

  • Susan Fairbrass
    Feature

    Corner the marketing

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Once the conveyancing industry emerges from the current high numbers of instructions and stamp duty deadlines, Susan Fairbrass looks at how you can keep the momentum up with effective marketing

  • Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe
    Feature

    Quality control

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe provides an update on revisions to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and the re-introduction of onsite assessments as firms return to the office

  • Steven Pearson
    Feature

    Covid complaints

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    After more than a year since the pandemic began, Steve Pearson considers some of the issues arising in complaints-handling as we emerge from the third lockdown

  • Georgia Jones
    Feature

    Common ground

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Georgia Jones looks at some of the ways ground-sharing agreements can be used by sports clubs as a licence to share occupancy

  • Lisa Bevan
    Feature

    Common comeback?

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Lisa Bevan considers the revival of commonhold as a viable alternative to the leasehold 

  • Vicki Pearce
    Feature

    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