June 2022

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Features

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Laying the groundwork

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Matthew Weal reflects on whether the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 represents a move towards the government’s stated aim of fairer and more affordable leasehold ownership

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Lend a handbook

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Changes to Part 2 of the Lenders Handbook happen on a regular basis and are not always immediately obvious. Peter Rodd outlines how to keep up to date

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Leasehold reform?

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Reforming leasehold ownership of residential property in England and Wales is on the government’s agenda, but how far its proposals will work in practice remains to be seen. Lucy Trevelyan looks at what is likely to change, and when

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On our agenda

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Michael Draper provides an update on the current work of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee

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Work to live

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Phil Parkinson outlines the complexities in the conversion of commercial premises for residential purposes, and what to consider when advising landlords

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Back to the source

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Anita Clifford considers the money laundering risks associated with digital assets and the implications for the regulated legal sector

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Shared interest

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David Keighley looks at how shared ownership works in practice, including recent revisions to the model lease and how these differ from previous versions

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On the safe side

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As the Building Safety Bill receives royal assent and becomes the Building Safety Act 2022, James Muller and Richard Vaughan consider some of the latest changes together with the key provisions of the act as a whole

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A word of caution

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The regulator has issued guidance to help practitioners understand their obligations when advising on leasehold matters. Tracey Calvert considers the issues

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Into relief

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Sean Randall explains what changes to expect in stamp duty relief for purchases of multiple dwellings

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