Compliance, Regulation and Practice Management

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New guidance on VAT on disbursements


The Law Society has issued new guidance to help firms decide whether items such as property search fees may be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes.

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The SRA’s new Standards and Regulations – are you prepared?


The SRA Handbook is being replaced by the Standards and Regulations from 25 November 2019, changing the way the profession is governed.

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Property Ombudsman issues revised Codes of Practice


The Property Ombudsman scheme’s updated Codes of Practice became effective on 1 June.

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Law Society publishes new TA13 form


We have amended the TA13 Completion Information and Undertakings form to reflect the changes made to the Code for Completion by Post in response to the Court of Appeal decision in the Dreamvar case last year

All Updates

Features and opinion

  • 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

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    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

  • Tighten up - spanners turning bolts labelled "systems" and "processes".

    Tighten up


    Lean techniques can help you identify inefficiencies in your processes. Jo-Anne Wild presents a beginner’s guide to lean techniques and how to apply them in your own firm

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    Insure of yourself


    If you arrange title or other insurances in relation to a property transaction, new insurance distribution rules apply to you. Steven Petty explains the rules and your options for compliance

  • Client care in property

    Bright side


    Under increasing pressure, it’s harder than ever to find time to get to know your clients. But if you make that investment, it can help you manage expectations and create a relationship which will benefit both you and the client. Sarah Dwight offers her top tips

  • Looking at SRA changes through a telescope

    New world


    Major regulatory change is on the horizon this year. Michael Garson looks at what the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new regime will mean for conveyancing practice, clients and the competitive environment

All More Features and Opinion

Practice Management Collection

Property Collection - Practice Management

In 2018, we rounded up some of our most popular articles on practice management in property practice, in our first Property in Practice Collection.

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