September 2019

Property in Practice magazine cover - September 2019


Warren Gordon

Home truths


Warren Gordon considers the government’s plans on leasehold, and looks ahead to our annual conference


Techhouse - person standing next to house-shape made of connected dots

Connecting the dots


Grania Langdon-Down looks at the current state of proptech – where and how it’s being used, how law firms can use it, and what it might mean for the future of property practice

Paresh Raja

Lending weight


How is Brexit affecting mortgage lenders, and clients and investors buying with mortgage finance? Paresh Raja provides a personal perspective

Clare Griffiths

The real deal


Clare Griffiths looks at how planned improvements to the Bank of England’s Real-Time Gross Settlement infrastructure could help streamline property transactions for both solicitors and their clients

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Crunch time


It’s over two years since the government first started looking into the leasehold market, but this year has seen the pace of proposals for change ramp up significantly. Clare Harman Clark rounds up the proposals, and considers what they could mean for the property market

Mike Harlow

Lay of the land


Mike Harlow talks about HM Land Registry’s change programme

Amanda Clack

Welcome to our house


Diversity and inclusion is essential in any organisation, but even more so in real estate, where we work to create a better community and built environment for the next generation. Amanda Clack looks at how you can support diversity and inclusion in your business

John Pearce

Onwards and upwards


The government is planning to introduce a new permitted development right for upwards extensions, as part of its plans to deliver new homes. John Pearce outlines the plans and what they might mean in practice

Sharing - two people looking at building split in half

A problem shared


David Keighley looks at how shared ownership works in practice, including the key terms of shared ownership leases, extending leases and the second-hand market

Richard Tindall

The balance of power


Commercial property practitioners will sometimes come across a situation where a transaction is complicated by the insolvency or pending insolvency of a seller. Richard Tindall looks at the application of the lender’s power of sale where a seller is insolvent

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