Updates – Page 9

  • News

    New capital allowances practice note

    2014-06-10T00:00:00Z

    From 1 April 2014 for corporation tax payers and 6 April for income tax payers, capital allowances, which allow for tax relief for fixtures in property, must be identified and documented at the point at which commercial properties are bought or sold, or they will be lost forever. ...

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    Opinion

    Timely reminders

    2014-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Peter Rodd comments on risk in conveyancing transactions

  • News

    Property Section e-newsletter April 2014

    2014-04-30T10:51:00Z

    30 April 2014

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    Analysis

    Court of Appeal holds law firm accountable for lender's loss

    2014-03-20T16:40:00Z

    Peter Reekie outlines the findings in the recent case around potential breach of negligence where a law firm is caught out by a fraudster

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    Opinion

    Risky business

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    With the sobering news in January that 136 firms have folded, having failed to obtain professional indemnity insurance, Peter Rodd explains how firms could better manage risk to avoid becoming another statistic.

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    Feature

    A run for your money

    2013-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Solicitors’ involvement in property fraud may be very small, but they remain an attractive target for fraudsters, with potentially dire consequences for both them and their firms. Grania Langdon-Down looks at what solicitors can do to protect themselves

  • News

    New complaints practice note

    2013-09-11T00:00:00Z

    The Law Society has published a new practice note on complaints, which is essential reading for managing partners, practice managers and all those involved in dealing with unsatisfied clients. It covers topics such as clients’ rights, common grievances, establishing a complaints management procedure and the role of the Legal Ombudsman. ...

  • Alison Clair
    Feature

    Money from home

    2013-06-12T00:00:00Z

    Alison Clair looks at property fraud, particularly where the property is retained, how mortgage lenders are combating it, and how solicitors and mortgage lenders can work together to stamp it out

  • Chris Harris
    Feature

    Reality check

    2013-03-13T00:00:00Z

    The media and the Solicitors Regulation Authority website both told the same story in 2012: bogus law firms, created by criminals and often based on real firms to create legitimacy, are on the rise. So how can you avoid your firm becoming a victim? Chris Harris explains

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    Feature

    Property in Practice September 2012

    2012-09-14T17:52:00Z

    This edition features lenders, tenants’ guarantees, the CQS, negligence in property practice, new builds, leasehold enfranchisement, rights of way, equity release and mortgage fraud  

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    Feature

    Property in Practice March 2012

    2012-03-23T12:11:00Z

    This edition features the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, regulation, commercial lease renewals, planning and the Localism Act, change of use, AML, capital allowances, service charge disputes, enforcement and flood risk