Property Law News


Small firms take advantage of record rise in conveyancing

25 August 2016

Despite pre-Brexit fears, the property market has boomed amid SDLT changes Property transactions in Q2 grew by almost a quarter year-on-year as...
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Supreme Court rejects claim that possession order infringed tenant’s human rights

15 June 2016

Justices hold that proportionality arguments do not bite against private landlords The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected an appeal by an...

Land Registry privatisation opposed by stakeholders

26 May 2016

Lawyers call for safeguarding of registry's service standards as privatisation looms Proposals for the privatisation of the Land Registry could see...
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23 August 2016

Remaining alive to landlord and tenant issues

Alec Samuels considers disrepair, and notice of disrepair, issues in landlord and tenant disputes


23 August 2016

The optics of redeveloping property

Laura Checkley and Katie de Kauwe consider a landlord's right to develop versus a company's right to manage


18 August 2016

‘Glamping’: A trade or furnished holiday accommodation

With the rise of glamorous camping, Julie Butler considers the tax efficiency of farm diversification


15 August 2016

Old repairing issues considered anew

Timothy Fancourt QC and Nathaniel Duckworth consider the decision in Edwards v Kumarasamy on the scope of a landlord's repairing obligations

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8 August 2016

The private rented 
sector post-Brexit: Carrying on as usual

Tessa Shepperson discusses how the referendum result will affect landlords and tenants, particularly in terms of changes or delays to new legislation

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19 July 2016

Dodging a bullet: 
How to avoid costly 
property tax mistakes

Alun Oliver sets out the real and serious taxation risks thousands of solicitors face on second-hand commercial property transactions

Brexit and the conveyancer

8 August 2016

Jennifer Martin considers the latest risk and outlook for the UK property market


Working together to combat conveyancing fraud

3 August 2016

There is a growing need for the sector to educate professionals and homebuyers on best practice, such as carrying out AML checks and verifying...


Everything must go?

19 July 2016

The benefits of a publicly owned Land Registry should not be underestimated by solicitors, regardless of specialism, writes Mary Young

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Conveyancing: A whole 
new approach?

12 July 2016

Any government initiative examining the home-buying process must look at the use of workflows and technology to speed up transactions and reduce...


How unreasonable?

12 July 2016

Tom Carpenter-Leitch discusses guidance from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on the threshold and procedure for awards of costs for '...


Business tenancy renewals: Some further tweaking?

2 June 2016

Mark Pawlowski considers whether further reform of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 is needed

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