Property Law News


‘Lifestyle’ demand pushes up farmland prices

17 December 2014

Landowners are selling their properties in smaller pots to increase their profits Farmland prices have increased by 12 per cent over the past year...

Supreme Court to decide who needs housing most

15 December 2014

Crisis and Shelter will submit evidence on how desperate people are judged by local councils The Supreme Court is to consider who is 'vulnerable...

Law Commission takes balanced approach on right to light

4 December 2014

New report aims to make law more transparent for home owners and developers The Law Commission is recommending reforms to the law governing rights to...
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9 December 2014

The Game is afoot

Does the Supreme Court’s rejection of the ‘pay-as-you stay’ appeal mean the game is up for administrators, asks Sri Carmichael

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2 December 2014

Planning in Wales

Julian Boswall and Stephen Humphreys discuss the EIA directive and green belt policy


25 November 2014

Not so safe as houses

The judgment in Southern Pacific v Scott marks the end of the line for many tenants caught up in similar sale-and-rent-back mortgage litigation,...

Landlord and tenant

18 November 2014

The changing face of section 21

What will the change to section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 mean for landlords and tenants, asks Tessa Shepperson


10 November 2014

Aggravation over AGAs

Karl King discusses taking a pragmatic approach to anti-avoidance provisions in the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995

Commercial property

4 November 2014

Knowing MEES, knowing you

Charlotte Ross discusses breaches of competition law by local authorities, energy efficiency regulations for commercial properties as well as leases...

Avoiding ‘tenants from hell’

5 November 2014

Most property landlords have cautionary tales about ‘tenants from hell’ who will have left them hundreds or possibly thousands of...


More protection for the mobile home owner

28 October 2014

Site owners will now be liable for malpractice and face larger penalties under the Mobile Homes Act 2013, explains Alec Samuels


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...


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