All Property articles – Page 8

  • Financial report and calculator
    News

    Temporary SDLT holiday for residential buyers until March 2021

    2020-07-08T15:28:00Z

    On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced temporary increases to the stamp duty land tax nil rate bands for residential property.

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    News

    Cybersecurity advice from Law Society partners

    2020-07-06T14:31:00Z

    Some of our partners have produced advice on reducing the risk of cyberattacks for firms working from home, or starting to return to the office.

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    News

    Local lockdown regulations published for Leicester

    2020-07-06T13:30:00Z

    On 3 July 2020, the government published its lockdown regulations for Leicester.

  • Office buildings
    News

    Government publishes new voluntary Code of Practice for the commercial property sector

    2020-07-06T10:08:00Z

    The code, published on 19 June 2020, is intended to reinforce and promote good practice in relationships between landlords and tenants as they deal with the income shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Tablet and documents
    News

    Could logbooks speed up conveyancing?

    2020-06-22T15:18:00Z

    Property logbooks could be introduced to the home buying and selling process to help speed up conveyancing.

  • construction flats
    News

    Construction VAT reverse charge delayed to March 2021

    2020-06-15T08:55:00Z

    The introduction of the domestic reverse charge for construction services will be delayed from 1 October 2020 until 1 March 2021.

  • Peter Rodd
    Feature

    Quality time

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Peter Rodd looks at the plans for the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, the effect of coronavirus, and what scheme member firms should be focusing on now

  • New build
    Feature

    What’s new?

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    How should you advise clients buying new-build properties? John Wallace provides the construction lawyer’s perspective

  • Money laundering
    Feature

    On the money

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Alison Matthews outlines the changes made by the Fifth Money Laundering Directive, and what fee-earners and firms need to do now to ensure compliance

  • Ben Tarrant-600x400
    Feature

    New lease of life

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    The new code for leasing business premises was published in February and will be effective from September. Ben Tarrant asks what impact the new code will have on commercial lease drafting

  • Key and keyhole in skyline above white fence
    Feature

    Key to success

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Richard Snape looks at some of the ways restrictive covenants can be challenged and discharged, in order to free up land for development or for a change of use

  • Warren Gordon
    Opinion

    Home workers

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Warren Gordon looks at the impact of lockdown on the property market, and how the Law Society and the Property Section are working to help you

  • Joanna Goodman-600x400
    Feature

    Token gestures

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Will tokenisation transform conveyancing? Joanna Goodman investigates

  • Ibraheem Dulmeer-600x400
    Feature

    Great demand

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    What should a leaseholder do if they receive a service charge demand which they think is unreasonable? Mark Loveday and Ibraheem Dulmeer provide a simple guide

  • Sarah Dwight
    Feature

    Taking charge

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Dwight looks at the history of rentcharges, and the impact of ground rents on the growth of estate rentcharges. Is it time for the law to be amended to give freehold owners the same rights and protections as their leasehold counterparts?

  • Planning obligations
    Feature

    Building blocks

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Anna Russell-Knee provides a beginner’s guide to section 106 obligations, including their purpose, what to consider when one appears on a local search, and the potential effects of the pandemic on these obligations

  • Listed property
    Feature

    The black list

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Making unauthorised changes to listed buildings or scheduled monuments can carry significant penalties, Beth Harries explains. How should you advise clients looking to buy a property which might be affected?

  • Gavin Le Chat
    Feature

    Access all areas?

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    In the second in his series on what property solicitors need to know about different phases of the development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at potential access issues

  • excellence-awards-2020-entries open
    News

    We're taking our Excellence Awards 2020 online

    2020-06-05T11:04:00Z

     This year’s Law Society Excellence Awards will be going ahead as a series of online events 

  • Semi-detached houses
    News

    Law Society releases sector-specific guidance for conveyancers

    2020-06-02T15:45:00Z

    On 29 May 2020, the Law Society released guidance specifically for conveyancers, to accompany the pan-industry guidance: Re-opening the Home Moving Market Safely.