June 2021

Property in Practice magazine cover - June 2021


Warren Gordon

Supporting structure


As we emerge from lockdown, Property Section chair Warren Gordon looks at how the Section and the Law Society will continue to support members


High street: rooftop gardens

High hopes


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has devastated many UK industries – not least sections of the commercial property market. Lucy Trevelyan explores COVID-19’s lasting legacy for the sector and examines how it can evolve to survive

Steven Pearson

Covid complaints


After more than a year since the pandemic began, Steve Pearson considers some of the issues arising in complaints-handling as we emerge from the third lockdown

Richard Eaton

Rub of the green


Richard Eaton considers TW Logistics v Essex County Council and another and the impact on the registration of village greens

Lisa Bevan

Common comeback?


Lisa Bevan considers the revival of commonhold as a viable alternative to the leasehold

Elizabeth Rimmer

Putting yourself first


The pandemic has highlighted the importance of good mental health and resilience both in and out of the office. Elizabeth Rimmer provides some tips on prioritising your wellbeing

Agriculture: woman planting in fields

Line of country

By and

In the first of a two-part series, Julie Butler and Fred Butler provide a beginner’s guide for conveyancers to some key issues relating to agricultural property

Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe

Quality control


Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe provides an update on revisions to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and the re-introduction of onsite assessments as firms return to the office

Anna Newport

Think tank


Do you have a client who’s looking to buy a property with a septic tank? Anna Newport looks at the regulations covering septic tanks, what enquiries you need to make of the seller, and how to advise your client

Kate Garcia

Freeport opportunities


Following the budget day announcement of the first eight freeport locations and the subsequent publication of the draft legislation, Kate Garcia outlines the opportunities within freeport tax sites and the likely implications for property practitioners

Susan Fairbrass

Corner the marketing


Once the conveyancing industry emerges from the current high numbers of instructions and stamp duty deadlines, Susan Fairbrass looks at how you can keep the momentum up with effective marketing

Georgia Jones

Common ground


Georgia Jones looks at some of the ways ground-sharing agreements can be used by sports clubs as a licence to share occupancy

Vicki Pearce

Willing and able?


Vicki Pearce outlines how to assess if your client has mental capacity and explains the different authorities which can be put in place for a client who lacks capacity

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