Property Law News


CILEx continues expansion in the legal services market

24 October 2014

Parliamentary approval granted for conveyancing and probate practitioners Parliament has given its approval for ILEX Professional Standards (IPS),...
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Supreme Court rules on sale-and-rent-back mortgage litigation

22 October 2014

Test case places three hundred years of conveyancing law in the dock Hundreds of sale-and-rent-back disputes have been decided by a test case in the...

Conveyancing goes online with Law Society backed portal

14 October 2014

Joint venture creates new way to simplify and speed up the house-buying process A new home conveyancing portal is scheduled to be launched to the...


Landlord and tenant

18 November 2014

The changing face of section 21

What will the change to section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 mean for landlords and tenants, asks Tessa Shepperson


10 November 2014

Aggravation over AGAs

Karl King discusses taking a pragmatic approach to anti-avoidance provisions in the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995

Commercial property

4 November 2014

Knowing MEES, knowing you

Charlotte Ross discusses breaches of competition law by local authorities, energy efficiency regulations for commercial properties as well as leases...


28 October 2014

How much is enough? Contractors' and consultants' PII

Solicitors can give useful guidance to clients about professional indemnity insurance levels, even if they cannot make commercial judgements, says...


23 October 2014

Searches UK launches Account Plus scheme

Prospective and existing clients to receive a host of benefits


15 October 2014

No man’s land

Recent case law shows that inaccurate notices at the Land Registry is a predicament the Supreme Court is not yet ready to handle, explains Mark...

Avoiding ‘tenants from hell’

5 November 2014

Most property landlords have cautionary tales about ‘tenants from hell’ who will have left them hundreds or possibly thousands of...


More protection for the mobile home owner

28 October 2014

Site owners will now be liable for malpractice and face larger penalties under the Mobile Homes Act 2013, explains Alec Samuels


Help to Buy offers benefits but it's hard work

11 April 2014

Karen Webb warns solicitors not to jump on the housing bandwagon if they don't have the appropriate skills


Reducing costs, not client choice

28 January 2014

The forthcoming Lender Exchange platform has yet to prove its worth

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Time to grow your conveyancing business?

22 October 2013

Bulk conveyancers will be first in line to make the best of 
the upturn in the property market, but you too could benefit, 
says Kent solicitor...


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