Residential Property

House in Scotland

HMRC gives guidance on applying SDLT to dwellings


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published new guidance on the meaning of “dwelling” in its Stamp Duty Land Tax Manual (SDLTM).

Eviction notice

MHCLG consults on repeal of section 21


The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on implementing the government’s decision to remove Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and improving section 8 eviction grounds


Law Society welcomes report on the regulation of property agents


The Law Society has welcomed the Regulation of Property Agents: Working Group’s recommendation that property agencies should be regulated

Keys left in door of property

Law Society publishes guide on Code for Completion by Post


The Law Society has published the latest version of the Code for Completion by Post. It has been amended to clarify the position following the Court of Appeal ruling in Dreamvar in 2018

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Features and opinion

  • 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

  • Leasehold - clock labelled 'leasehold' showing five minutes to 12, on

    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

  • 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

  • Magnifying Glass image

    The revised Code for Completion by Post – what's changed?


    Carl Brewin provides a personal perspective on some of the key changes in the revised code, and what they mean for both buyers’ and sellers’ solicitors

  • Sarah Dwight

    Moving with the times


    The revised Conveyancing Protocol comes into force in 2019. Sarah Dwight explains what changes have been made and why

  • Stephen Lewis

    Fight for the right


    Stephen Lewis and his team of expert lawyers outline the impact the Law Commission’s recent right to manage consultation could have for homeowners in England and Wales

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