Residential Property

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


MHCLG publishes new consumer guides on home buying and selling


They set out information about the process generally, the different professionals involved, the steps towards completing a property transaction, and where to find further information. We are pleased that the government has engaged with the Law Society and other stakeholders to prepare these guides

All Updates

Features and opinion

  • 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

  • Landlords and Section 21 notices - two doors, one open to show the number 21

    Catch 21

    2019-06-11T00:04:00+01:00By ,

    Sarah Cummins and David Smith review the current law on section 21 notices and consider the future of the section 21 procedure, following the government’s recent proposal to abolish no-fault evictions

  • Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe

    Quality time


    As part of a programme of change to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, we will soon be rolling out two new assessments designed to help firms to further drive improvement in their residential conveyancing practice. Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe explains

  • Warren Gordon

    Home fee


    Warren Gordon looks at the impact of the Tenant Fees Act 2019, which will limit the payments that a landlord can charge in connection with most short-term residential tenancies entered into on or after 1 June 2019

All More Features and Opinion

Property Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The engagement programmes have been created in consultation with the Section Committee and run from November to November each year.

Download our new 2018-19 engagement programme

Download our 2017-18 engagement programme

The engagement programme is updated throughout the year and highlights our key areas of focus and the range of activities that will address these areas including: a conference, regional events, magazines, newletters and podcasts.

*See Section terms and conditions

Join today