June 2015

Property in Practice magazine cover - June 2015



The morning after


Ian White considers the health of the property market, post-election


Party politics

Party politics


Matthew Hearsum provides a back-to-basics guide for residential conveyancers to the Party Wall Act, including steps in relation to party walls that should be taken when acting for buyers

Warren Gordon

Short notice


Warren Gordon outlines important recent changes on rent deposits for pre-6 April 2007 assured shorthold tenancies in England and Wales

Stamp duty

In the line of duty


There have been significant changes to stamp duty land tax in the past four years, from the introduction of a new 15% rate, to complex new rules on subsales. Paul Clark provides an overview of the changes

Mark Tighe

Give me five


Over a year after legislation came into force, placing new obligations on commercial property solicitors around capital allowances claims, most solicitors still do not know everything they need to about the new regime. Mark Tighe gives his five top tips


Build me up


Stephen Desmond provides an overview of the most common issues and pitfalls residential conveyancers may face in relation to building regulations


Spanish steps


As part of a new series on property law in other jurisdictions, Andrew Johnson outlines the residential conveyancing process in Spain, from preliminary enquiries to completion and land registration

Daniel Pike

Round the houses


Housing and house-building were key battlegrounds in the recent election. Daniel Pike outlines the parties’ various pledges, what changes we might see under the new government, and the role the state has to play in effective and affordable housing supply

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