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...


Estate agents

20 August 2014

Are estate agents liable if they pick the wrong conveyancer?

David Smith considers what level of skill and care can be expected and who is accountable if something goes wrong


12 August 2014

High street conveyancing: the gloves are off

Smaller practices should have no fear in punching above their weight for a fair share of the market, if they take advantage of social media and start...


5 August 2014

Need for clarity in section 146 notices

A recent decision highlights the complication of the interaction between section 146 notices and the determination of breach, says Peter Petts


5 August 2014

Planning update

The Court of Appeal has restored certainty to the question of withdrawal of planning permissions, say Julian Boswall and Alex Minhinick

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...

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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