Property Law News


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...

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...


Landlord and tenant update

29 July 2014

Landlord and tenant update

The housing market is in crisis, but changing the law will only go some way towards solving the problem, says Tessa Shepperson


28 July 2014

Safeguard your client’s investment with Searches UK

There are various costs related to purchasing a property and depending on which level of protection you select for your client, Searches UK will...

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22 July 2014

Future Climate Info launches new environmental reports

Reports are compliant with Law Society Guidance and give expert advice


21 July 2014

The ADR approach in lease renewal disputes

The changing economic climate means that arbitration is increasingly becoming a preferred method of dispute resolution in lease renewals, explains...

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...

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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