All Property articles – Page 5

  • Conveyancing pipeline
    Feature

    Tuning the pipeline

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    John Humpherson and Barry Wilkinson look at how to use pipeline management at different stages of your conveyancing process, to assess and improve everything from cashflow to time-recording

  • Pressure - walls closing in on woman
    Feature

    Inner resources

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic has put a strain on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, exacerbated for property lawyers by the stamp duty land tax holiday. Kim Tasso looks at the role of resilience in overcoming difficulties, and how you can improve your resilience

  • Nikki Bensoor
    Feature

    Head to head

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Nikki Bensoor looks at how heads of terms are changing in the pandemic, and how the government’s Code for leasing business premises could support commercial lease negotiations

  • Noel Hunter
    Feature

    More haste…

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    As the pace of house sales quickens to take advantage of the stamp duty land tax holiday, Noel Hunter discusses how the Consumer Code for Home Builders can help buyers of new homes, and outlines what solicitors need to know

  • Lucien cook
    Feature

    Market forces

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Lucian Cook provides a personal view on the state of the property market in 2020, and what to expect in 2021

  • Anna Russell-Knee
    Feature

    Unplanned events

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    The government’s new planning white paper proposes significant changes to a planning system already changed by the pandemic. Anna Russell-Knee provides a personal perspective on the current planning system and the proposals

  • Martin MacHale
    Feature

    Market economics

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    The ‘common renewal period’ for professional indemnity insurance ended on 1 October. Martin MacHale looks back at a particularly challenging period, and ahead to what to expect in the market next year

  • Francine Blanc
    Feature

    Racial diversity

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Francine Blanc looks at the problem of racism and a lack of diversity in the legal sector, including property law, and offers some ideas for what firms can do to improve racial diversity

  • Warren Gordon
    Opinion

    Call of duty

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Warren Gordon looks at the impact of the second lockdown and the stamp duty land tax holiday on property lawyers

  • Caitlin Padmore-1
    Feature

    Stamp of approval

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    In light of the current stamp duty land tax holiday, Caitlin Padmore offers some tips on working with clients to make sure they understand the tax and keep you updated if their situation changes

  • Gavin Le Chat
    Feature

    Plan ahead

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    In the final article in his series on the property development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at the planning process

  • peter-rodd-600x400
    Opinion

    2021 vision

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Some committee members look at what they think 2021 will hold for property lawyers and the property sector

  • engagement-programme-600x400
    News

    Engagement programme for 2020 to 2021

    2020-11-30T13:27:00Z

    Find out about what we are planning for members of the Property Section between November 2020 and November 2021.

  • id-card-blank-600x400
    News

    New requirements for verifying digital IDs in conveyancing

    2020-11-30T11:23:00Z

    HM Land Registry has unveiled a new set of requirements to encourage digital identity checks in the conveyancing process.

  • Law Commission logo
    Feature

    A new lease of life: residential leasehold and commonhold reform

    2020-11-17T12:31:00Z

    The Law Commission’s Professor Nick Hopkins, Oliver Hutchings and Penny Tridimas outline the commission’s proposals for reform of residential home ownership

  • Calendar
    Feature

    Managing client expectations around the stamp duty holiday deadline

    2020-11-16T11:31:00Z

    The SDLT holiday has boosted the housing market, but increased pressure on solicitors to complete transactions before the deadline in March 2021. Peter Rodd and Sarah Dwight share advice on what you can do now to manage clients’ expectations

  • lease agreement
    FAQ

    Library FAQ: Overriding leases

    2020-11-13T10:39:00Z

    The Law Society Library gives details of precedents for overriding leases granted in pursuance of section 19 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995.

  • Shaking hands over desk
    Analysis

    Friends with benefits? Identifying beneficial owners in complex structures

    2020-11-10T16:48:00Z

    Kate Andrews considers a High Court case which involved identifying the beneficial owner of a property, so that a judgment debt could be enforced.

  • Rent
    Feature

    Rent concessions during the pandemic: considerations for commercial landlords

    2020-11-10T12:49:00Z

    Following the government’s ban on evictions of commercial tenants during the pandemic, Peter Robinson looks at what commercial landlords should consider when making concessions on rent and service charge

  • Office workers
    News

    Lockdown: Law firm offices allowed to open and clients can visit

    2020-11-06T09:43:00Z

    The Law Society has met with various government departments and secured agreement that law firm offices can remain open during the new national lockdown in England.