September 2015

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The main event


Ian White outlines what members can expect from this year’s National Property Law Conference on 9 October


Warren Gordon

Critical conditions


The Law Society’s conveyancing and land law committee and software developers Oyez are collaborating on a new edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions. Warren Gordon discusses what to expect from the upcoming third edition

Welsh property

Good neighbours

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Property lawyers in England may find themselves acting in transactions involving property in Wales, but with the law increasingly diverging, what changes do they need to know about? Huw Williams, Andrew Evans and Andrea Planchant explain

Open house


In the second of our new series on social housing, James Stone considers the potential impact on the sector of the government’s manifesto proposals and proposed legislative programme, including the extension of the right-to-buy scheme


Soluble problem


Fiona Pearson outlines the facts of a recent case involving an insolvent seller, and provides a practical guide to the role and duties of the conveyancer in advising a buyer where the seller is insolvent

Richard Heaney

Powers that be


In our ongoing series of articles in association with Land Registry, Richard Heaney looks at the land registration aspects of transactions involving the use of a power of attorney, and what you can do to ensure these applications are processed as quickly as possible

Amy Bell

Chinks in the armour


With over a third of all professional negligence claims emanating from conveyancing, and insurance costs rising, effective risk management is crucial. Amy Bell provides an overview of some of the common causes of claims, and offers strategies to mitigate them

Live and let live

Helping hands

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Buy-to-let has experienced a boom in recent years, but it remains a market in flux, with yet more changes announced in the budget. So how should you advise first-time buy-to-let buyers to help them make the best choices? We present the solicitor’s, agent’s and accountant’s perspectives

Property Section renewals

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