Residential

Coastal real estate: key issues around marine licensing and harbour limits

Solicitors who have clients owning, developing or looking to purchase property or land around the coast of Britain need to consider a range of additional legal issues, explains Lara Moore

Regulate property agents with sweeping reforms, says working group

Property agencies should be regulated by a new independent property-agent regulator and made subject to a code of practice, an independent working group has said.

Form with function: using a consistent ‘key features’ document

A new form designed and endorsed by property specialist bodies is already addressing concerns around leasehold and supporting a move to managed freehold, says Beth Rudolf

Relief effort: forfeiture and assisted suicide

Mark Pawlowski reviews the Court of Appeal’s latest ruling on the application of the forfeiture rule in relation to assisted suicide and considers circumstances where judges will likely grant relief from the rule

Seeing through price transparency

Canny conveyancers have long understood the benefits of price transparency, argues Paul Hajek; it’s just a shame the regulators still don’t see how informed consent is nothing without context

Housing court proposals met with scepticism

Government proposals to establish a specialist housing court in the hope of reducing delays have been met with scepticism by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) this week.

Eyes fully open

Mike Lewis provides an update on restrictive covenants, notices to quit, and a crackdown on onerous ground rents