September 2014




Sign of the times


Whether we like it or not, conveyancing practices will have to adapt to meet the demands of 21st century communications, says Peter Rodd


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Fighting chance


What happens when a party objects to a land registration or is involved in a dispute? Nadia Abed runs through the role of Land Registry and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in the dispute process

Jim Hillan

Scotching SDLT


From April 2015, stamp duty land tax will cease to apply to transactions involving land in Scotland. Jim Hillan explains how the changes will have an impact

Peter Vaines

Blessed relief?


Iles v HMRC is the latest in a series of claims for the capital gains tax private residence exemption. But, as Peter Vaines explains, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine whether a property is a ‘residence’ at al

Paul Philip

Taking care


Paul Philip will be giving the keynote plenary speech at the National Property Law Conference in October. Here, he outlines some of the findings from the SRA’s 2014 Risk Outlook and gives the SRA’s perspective on where firms need to be extra vigilant

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Making way


With the economy seemingly on the rise, and the government pushing forward with its plans for HS2, compulsory purchase schemes are back in the spotlight. Richard Flenley guides us through the process

Bethan Owen

Checking it out


The Immigration Act 2014 introduces a raft of substantial changes to UK immigration law. Bethan Owen looks at the new requirements for landlords

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In the end


With the economy slowly recovering, the negotiating strengths of commercial landlords and tenants in lease renewal negotiations are changing. Nic Maunder Taylor provides a beginner’s guide to the issues for landlords, tenants, and their advisers

Richard Bagwell

Sign your name


The Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Act 2014 makes a single, yet important, change to how notices of claim in relation to lease extension and collective enfranchisement can be signed. Richard Bagwell explains

Jane Plant

Nuisance act


The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 reforms the remedies available to tackle with anti-social behaviour, including the introduction of injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance. Jane Plant looks at the key provisions impacting landlords and tenants

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Breaking up


Paul Clark provides a round-up of recent cases related to commercial landlord and tenant law

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