March 2022

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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

Clare Clark

New lease of life?

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Clare Harman Clark, Property Section chair, looks ahead to the potential for changes to leasehold law and practice over the next year

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In on the act

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The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act will be published this month. Claire Hartley and Louise Day look at what’s in it and what it will mean for commercial rent arrears

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The pros of AML audits

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Anti-money laundering continues to remain a high priority for the regulator and firms should be considering an audit to evaluate the extent to which they are in the scope of AML regulations. Amy Bell outlines the advantages

Kate Garcia

Freeports – state of play

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A year has passed since the March 2021 budget day announcement of the first eight freeport locations. Kate Garcia considers what progress has been made since then and what we can expect to happen next

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Stolen property alert

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Recently there have been stories in the media about the fraudulent sale of properties. Peter Rodd looks at relevant cases and outlines some of the warning signs of vendor fraud

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Energy efficient?

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Minimum energy efficiency standards are changing. Jenny Doran outlines the implications for landlords of commercial properties

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Agents of change

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Sarah Dwight considers the historical dynamic between estate agents and property practitioners, and suggests how the relationship might be improved

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HMOs: Back to basics

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Robin Stewart revisits the subject of houses in multiple occupation and outlines some tricky issues for property practitioners to consider

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Board games

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Bernadette Bennett talks to a number of property companies and suppliers about how the process of onboarding clients might be improved

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