June 2020

Property in Practice magazine cover - June 2020


Warren Gordon

Home workers


Warren Gordon looks at the impact of lockdown on the property market, and how the Law Society and the Property Section are working to help you


Key and keyhole in skyline above white fence

Key to success


Richard Snape looks at some of the ways restrictive covenants can be challenged and discharged, in order to free up land for development or for a change of use

Sarah Dwight

Taking charge


Sarah Dwight looks at the history of rentcharges, and the impact of ground rents on the growth of estate rentcharges. Is it time for the law to be amended to give freehold owners the same rights and protections as their leasehold counterparts?

Planning obligations

Building blocks


Anna Russell-Knee provides a beginner’s guide to section 106 obligations, including their purpose, what to consider when one appears on a local search, and the potential effects of the pandemic on these obligations

Peter Rodd

Quality time


Peter Rodd looks at the plans for the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, the effect of coronavirus, and what scheme member firms should be focusing on now

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Token gestures


Will tokenisation transform conveyancing? Joanna Goodman investigates

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New lease of life


The new code for leasing business premises was published in February and will be effective from September. Ben Tarrant asks what impact the new code will have on commercial lease drafting

Gavin Le Chat

Access all areas?


In the second in his series on what property solicitors need to know about different phases of the development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at potential access issues

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Great demand

By and

What should a leaseholder do if they receive a service charge demand which they think is unreasonable? Mark Loveday and Ibraheem Dulmeer provide a simple guide

Money laundering

On the money


Alison Matthews outlines the changes made by the Fifth Money Laundering Directive, and what fee-earners and firms need to do now to ensure compliance

New build

What’s new?


How should you advise clients buying new-build properties? John Wallace provides the construction lawyer’s perspective

Listed property

The black list


Making unauthorised changes to listed buildings or scheduled monuments can carry significant penalties, Beth Harries explains. How should you advise clients looking to buy a property which might be affected?

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