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Conveyancers report rise in instructions amid market confusion

24 June 2015

While media reports suggest a slowing in the market, solicitors' instructions paint a different picture The property market is set to warm up as...
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Law Society’s online conveyancing portal takes off

26 May 2015

Eighty anonymous law firms take part in initial launch phase as rest of the market waits for feedback on Veyo The Law Society-backed online...

Landlords in a race against time to meet energy efficiency regulations

6 May 2015

Commercial property landlords face reputational risk and fines of up to £150,000 UK landlords are in a race against time to ensure their properties...
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23 June 2015

Developments and disputes

The regulatory shifts and case law updates of the last few months represent a busy start to the year in the residential property sphere, writes...


23 June 2015

Damages for trespass: Bypassing Swordheath and Dunlop

The Supreme Court is to decide whether a parking charge is enforceable as a penalty. John de Waal QC discusses the implications for the law of...


9 June 2015

Continuous and non-continuous rights of way

Peter Petts discusses the court's interpretation of the concept of 'continuous and apparent' easements in a recent case


26 May 2015

Take cover

Different construction contract insurance can protect employers in cases where damage or delay has occurred without negligence on the part of the...


19 May 2015

Worth noticing

Magnus Hassett discusses the importance of clarity and attention to detail, both in terms of complying with regulations and when writing notices...


19 May 2015

It's big data, not the big bang

Technology that allows you to harness and cultivate data will level the playing field between conveyancing firms in years to come, explains Mark...

Right to Buy revival

9 June 2015

Belinda Walkinshaw warns of the potential dangers of reviving Right to Buy legislation


Proprietary estoppel is experiencing something of a revival

26 May 2015

David Kirwan ponders the reasons behind a recent increase in proprietary estoppel cases


Unpicking the Deregulation Act 2015

19 May 2015

The new tenancy deposit amendments are welcome, but the jury is out on the likely effectiveness of retaliatory eviction measures, says Tessa...


Date of intention

11 March 2015

Adam Gross considers recent case law regarding the date of a landlord's intention to redevelop a property

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Who's in the driving seat: the estate agent or solicitor?

27 January 2015

Conveyancers need to go further in harnassing technology and improving relationships with estate agents to gain more market influence, argues...

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Notice on stamp duty reform would be welcome

20 January 2015

Stamp duty reform caught conveyancing solicitors on the hop, says Kathryn Taylor


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