December 2021

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Clare Clark

Better together

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Clare Harman Clark, the new Property Section chair, looks at how the Section and the Law Society will continue to support members in these challenging times

Features

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The road ahead

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Phil Parkinson and Katie Edwards reflect on the implications of notable case law and legislation relating to service charges in 2021, and discuss the forthcoming case outcomes that will resonate across the property management sector

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Taking the register

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Georgia Jones looks at what happens when a registrable lease is not registered

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Safe house

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Lukas Rootman and Aimie Farmer outline what is in the Building Safety Bill and consider its implications for the property sector

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A matter of trust

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Rachel Timms outlines the new rules extending the scope of the Trust Register

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Leases post COVID-19

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Jenny Doran considers the impact of the pandemic on the commercial terms acceptable to landlords and tenants in lease renewals and how the courts might determine disputes in such cases

Anna Newport

Not for profit

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Anna Newport considers profits à prendre – the right to take something from someone else’s land

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Retirement housing

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With a number of empty units available on the high street due to COVID-19, Louise Drew considers whether repurposing city centres could provide a solution to retirement housing

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Market forces

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After a lull during lockdowns, the UK’s residential property market is seeing an upturn in most areas. However, as Lucy Trevelyan reports, the pandemic has changed the property requirements of many and may have altered the face of the market for good

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Policies into practice

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Peter Rodd provides an update on changes to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme

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In working order

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Ibraheem Dulmeer and Mark Loveday consider rent repayment order applications in light of a recent shift in the approach taken by tribunals

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Undertaking stock

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Iain Miller outlines what the recent decision of Harcus Sinclair v Your Lawyers says and considers its practical consequences

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