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How has Brexit impacted real estate one year on?

On the anniversary of the UK's referendum to leave the EU, Gowling WLG lawyers assess what impact the decision will have on core land law in England and Wales.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 29 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

IPMS: How does residential property measure up?

We will soon need to say goodbye to the principles of gross external area, net internal area and net sales area when measuring residential property. How does this affect legal documents?

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 November 2016 | Practice Area: Conveyancing

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Property deposits – Payback time?

The payment of a deposit provides a financial incentive for a buyer to complete a purchase of property, but what rights does a buyer have to the return of the deposit should the buyer fail to complete the purchase?

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 October 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Lending, fraud and the Land Registry: whose fault is it anyway?

This March, consultations opened on the Land Registration Act and the privatisation of the Land Registry. This briefing focuses on the suggestion that the Land Registry indemnity - which offsets the potential for errors in the Registry - should be caveated and potentially withdrawn from lenders.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 June 2016 | Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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Taxing times for non-residents - capital gains tax on UK residential property

In the 2013 Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne announced that capital gains tax on the disposal of UK residential property would be extended to non-UK residents. Following a consulation process, the government has now published its summary of responses - Macfarlanes looks at the details.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 04 December 2014 | Practice Area: General Financial Services

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Residential case law - the top five cases of 2013

Eversheds looks back at 2013's top five cases in the residential sector, after an eventful year which saw cases relating to structural detachment, the right to manage and the consultation procedure for works that will be undertaken where the cost will be recovered via a service charge.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 14 February 2014 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability

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Real estate: what's on the horizon for 2014 and beyond?

In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the changes that anyone working in real estate can expect to see in 2014, covering subjects such as the Community Infrastructure Levy changes, changes to Land Registry fees and capital allowances, and reforms to the listed building consent regime.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 February 2014 | Practice Area: Rail

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The art of propertology: why site visits are crucial in property purchases

For many, buying a property is one of the biggest financial commitments and investments that they will ever make. So why do so many people get it wrong? Mourant Ozannes notes the importance of site visits, and how the work of the propertologist can mean the difference between failure and success.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 02 September 2013 | Practice Area: Commercial Property

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Period property: Building Information Modelling set for 2016

Although the idea of Building Information Modelling has been around for a while, it appears to have taken off only relatively recently in the UK, with central Government setting a target to get to Level 2 BIM on all of its major projects by 2016. Mills & Reeve provides a general overview.

Law Firm: Mills & Reeve | Published: 22 January 2013 | Practice Area: Conveyancing

Essential real estate: village greens; Olympic trading laws; buying debt; Tesco v Dundee

Nabarro's May update for those in the real estate sector provides in-depth analysis on the Supreme Court's decision on what constitutes "proper understanding" in planning applications; development in public areas; Olympic Games and Sunday trading laws; buying real estate debt; and insurance risks.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 15 May 2012 | Practice Area: Construction

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