The UK Government has been scrutinising the taxation of residential property, which has become increasingly onerous over the last few years.
I have seen a perfect cottage for sale by 'modern method of auction'. I've not heard of this before. Can you explain?
In this issue, we discuss various legal issues related to the emergence of new technology in the real estate sector, including concerns about online security in relation to electronic conveyancing and the need to comply with securities law in relation to tokenization made possible through blockchain technology.
My daughter has been in the process of buying a house, but suddenly the seller has taken the house off the market.
A recent decision by the Court of Appeal has over turned a High Court decision holding that a covenant to "maintain and forever after keep in good repair…
Giambrone & Partners
The announcement today by the European Parliament that British citizens will be permitted to travel without the requirement of a visa after Brexit opens the door for Britons to buy property in Italy.
This case concerned a contractor that had been engaged to design and construct a football stadium.
September's Commons housing, communities and local government select committee land value capture inquiry report highlights ways the planning system can anticipate and recover the costs...
Wright Hassall LLP
Buying and selling houses can be stressful enough, but what happens if you discover that the seller was a fraudster after your solicitor has already handed over the purchase monies?
Clyde & Co
Conveyancing solicitors and their professional indemnity insurers have been keenly anticipating the Court of Appeal's decision, which was handed down on 15 May 2018.
Mishcon de Reya
Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar Graham Farrant explains how HM Land Registry's new Business Strategy sets the direction for the next five years.
Reforming the home buying and selling process will require some fresh thinking and a more innovative approach...
Overage agreements have been in the news recently. Leading agents say that negotiating overages can add several months to the conveyancing process...
Hang wall mirrors to reflect light and give the illusion of more space. Remember a bright, light room will feel bigger.
With house prices booming, many buyers have looked to purchase properties at auction in order to find a bargain and avoid the traditional and often lengthy buying process.
Clifton Ingram LLP
A recent Which? survey found that 27% of people have had issues with neighbours in the last year. Neighbour disputes can leave people feeling angry, irritable and stressed.
Clyde & Co
The Chancery Division handed down judgment on 30 September in this valuer's negligence claim.
Businesses up and down the land will be waking up today with the excitement of a six-year-old on Christmas morning.
The scenario is straightforward if probably unusual. A solicitor acts for the purchaser of a house in the usual way. Contracts are exchanged.
Clyde & Co
In relation to each party's contribution, the Judge concluded that on the principles of equal trusteeship, each party must bear equal liability.