September 2013

PIP September 2013 Cover



The main event


Property Section chair Peter Rodd looks ahead to the Property Section’s 2013 annual conference, just over five weeks away


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A run for your money


Solicitors’ involvement in property fraud may be very small, but they remain an attractive target for fraudsters, with potentially dire consequences for both them and their firms. Grania Langdon-Down looks at what solicitors can do to protect themselves

Duncan Field

Ringing the changes


Duncan Field outlines a number of recent additions and amendments to permitted 
development rights, including on change of use and residential extensions

Michael Poulsom

The ties that bind


The enforceability and modification of restrictive covenants in freehold land present many uncertainties. Michael Poulsom examines how five recent cases might be of assistance 
to practitioners

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Face value


The VAT treatment of a transfer of a business as a going concern is a tricky maze to navigate, 
with lots of pitfalls for the unwary. Marlon Appleton explains how it works in practice and 
how to avoid the most common mistakes

Warren Gordon

Taking its toll


The Community Infrastructure Levy has been in force for over three years, but there are still concerns about its impact on both the costs of development and individual buyers, tenants 
and landlords. Warren Gordon explains

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Aiming high


In the first in a series of articles in association with the Law Society’s Law Management Section, Andrew Otterburn offers a simple solution to assessing and improving the profitability of your firm’s conveyancing work

Richard Hill

Restricted movement


In the first of a new series of articles in association with Land Registry, Richard Hill explains 
the process for removing or cancelling the ‘joint proprietor restriction’ under form A

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Safe as houses?


The recent high-profile Superstrike case has wide implications for landlords and tenancy deposit schemes. Steven Wood, whose firm acted for the claimant, outlines the case and the current legislation covering tenancy deposits

Matthew Stimson

New tricks


The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 heralds a number of changes to the law relating to listed buildings. Matthew Stimson explains

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