Property Law News


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...

Parliament seeks to abolish ‘mediaeval’ chancel repair liability law

18 July 2014

Bill is based on a draft proposed by the Law Commission from 1985 The Chancel Repairs Bill has been successfully introduced by Lord Avebury in the...



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...


8 October 2014

Disclosing knowledge of knotweed needs to be more transparent

Nic Seal tells SJ what all solicitors should know about Japanese knotweed during the conveyancing process

Japanese knotweed

8 October 2014

Japanese horticulture ties legislation up in knots

Sellers must take care to avoid liability for misrepresentation when replying to questions about Japanese knotweed, says Andrew Skelly

Res prop

8 October 2014

Residential property update

Glenda Ferneyhough discusses off-plan properties, registration of public grounds and Japanese knotweed


1 October 2014

Landlord and tenant: speeding up the eviction process

The government should take on board recommendations to make it quicker for landlords to remove problematic tenants, says Paul Shamplina Recently,...


1 October 2014

How will the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 help property owners?

Louise Hebborn considers whether the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives power to the social landlord Anti-social behaviour can...

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...


Property Focus | Home extensions after the permitted development reforms

26 September 2013

Caroline Allen looks at the impact of changes to the permitted development regime on home extensions. Will they help the previously sluggish...

Chancel repair: the risk lives on

20 September 2013

Instead of abolishing chancel repair liability law, parliament has chosen to perpetuate the risk for homebuyers and their lawyers, says...


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