December 2019

Property in Practice magazine cover - December 2019

News and updates


Warren Gordon

The dotted lines


Section chair Warren Gordon considers the implications of new developments around e-signatures


Mixed use buildings - row of shops with flats above

Into the mix


Peta Dollar provides an introduction for commercial specialists to acting on the sale or purchase of a property in a mixed-use development


On the same side


In the first of a two-part series on complaints, Rebecca Atkinson looks at some of the reasons why clients complain, and how to avoid complaints by focusing on providing ‘good’ service in key areas


Lend an ear


Peter Rodd reports on the results of a survey about the challenges conveyancers face when working with mortgage lenders


At your service?


The take-up for serviced offices and co-working spaces increased by 150% in 2017, and more growth is predicted. David Manda looks at the hidden legal complexities of these arrangements, and how to advise both owners and occupiers

Down to earth - houses in flood water, with japanese knotweed and an oil drum floating by

Down to earth

By and

Caroline May and Courtney Hassall provide a guide to common environmental issues which can affect property transactions, and offer tips for property lawyers to mitigate the risks


Give us a break

By and

Stephen Pritchett and Lesley Anderson KC look at some of the case law around break clauses in renewal leases, and provide a personal view on a recent county court judgment and the challenges it presents for landlords wishing to develop their properties

Wales and England separated by the sea

Fault lines


Jamie Saunders looks at residential housing law in Wales and how it is diverging from England, particularly in two key areas – assured shorthold tenancies and no-fault evictions

Sarah Dwight

The Friday blues


Sarah Dwight looks at the phenomenon of Friday afternoon fraud and what you can do to help reduce the risk of your firm or your client becoming a victim

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