Property Law News


Conservation covenants will benefit the public, says Law Commission

8 July 2014

New statutory scheme would protect both the environment and local heritage Landowners should be able to choose to make lasting arrangements for...

Regions report 100 per cent increase in need for property solicitors

18 June 2014

Temporary recruitment is a popular option for firms with a high demand for conveyancers Legal recruitment consultancy Douglas Scott has reported a...

News in brief: week beginning 26 May 2014

30 May 2014

Right to die, hate crimes, Lord Sugar VULNERABLE CLIENT Right to die: Former Secretary of State for Justice, Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, will re-...


Landlord and tenant

8 July 2014

Tenants must know where they can reach their landlords

Some lessors seem reluctant to reveal their address but at what risk, asks Gina Peters

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7 July 2014

Commercial property update

Magnus Hassett and Nikolas Ireland discuss Land Registry practice, leases, M&S’s failed appeal, insuring trees and the new capital...


24 June 2014

Residential property update

Practitioners are feeling the effects as their clients experience delays or difficulties in securing mortgages, says Glenda Ferneyhough

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10 June 2014

Don't count on holding on to your rent, landlords

The uncertain status of commercial tenants holding over the end of a lease has become somewhat more predictable following a Court of Appeal ruling,...


3 June 2014

Construction update

Chris Holwell offers a crash course in contracts


30 May 2014

A light touch for rights of light injunctions

Developers can start to feel more confident; adjoining owners are becoming less likely to hold up development due to recent court decisions, says...

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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