Property Law News


Calling all conveyancers – breakthrough report launched

21 April 2016

Solicitors Journal and IRN Research launch joint venture to deliver qualitative and quantitative research to a number of sectors With the fortunes of...

Estate agents warned over competition law breaches

21 April 2016

CMA caution estate agents against agreeing with rivals over use of property portal collusion Estate agents that conspire with rivals over which...
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Supreme Court limits Met liability in London riot compensation claim

20 April 2016

Judgment will save taxpayer £80m, says commercial dispute resolution partner The Metropolitan Police has won an appeal limiting compensation...
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27 April 2016

Planning solutions to the housing crisis

Julian Boswall and Alex Minhinick discuss government proposals for the delivery of housing, the progress towards a devolved planning system in Wales...


27 April 2016

The evolving nature of fraud

James Preece, Vicky Hardy, and George Chaisty advise firms on understanding the risks involved in property transactions and how to protect against...


25 April 2016

Searches UK is a finalist in the Moneyfacts Awards 2016

The leading search provider will also be exhibiting at Legalex for the two-day event in May


20 April 2016

Problems with possession proceedings

Landlords and tenants find themselves in increasingly dire straits as a result of limited social housing and an overburdened court system, writes...


5 April 2016

Sustainable development and the NPPF

Adrienne Copithorne considers how a development can be judged to be 'sustainable' within the complex context of the planning system


29 March 2016

Avoid disputes over property alterations

A new protocol will aid the smooth resolution of applications by tenants for consent to carry out alterations to their leasehold premises,...

The Solicitors' Journal - March 21, 1896

29 March 2016

IN THE CASE of Re Countess of Oxford, Cartwright v. Del Balzo (1896, 1 Ch. D. 257), North, J., held that estate duty under the Finance Act, 1894...

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Sole practitioners and lenders' panels

22 March 2016

Decisions made by banks that do not understand our business models continue to impact adversely on sole practitioner firms, writes Sukhjit...


Remain vigilant to the signs of mortgage fraud

22 March 2016

David Gilman advises solicitors on identifying and tackling some of the most common forms of fraudulent activity


The Solicitors’ Journal and Reporter – March 1, 1862

1 March 2016

Parliamentary title to land In considering the various schemes for facilitating the transfer of land which are now under the consideration of...

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Tale as old as (SJ) time: A history of the Land Registration Act

1 March 2016

To celebrate our 160th year of publication, authors will be taking a contemporary look at historic events reported in Solicitors Journal's...


Three issues conveyancers should watch out for in 2016

16 February 2016

Privatisation of the Land Registry, buy-to-let, and cybercrime are at the top of 
Mark Riddick’s forecast for the year ahead It’s...

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