Archive for the ‘Property’ Category


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A GREEN-FINGERED MOVE


By Victoria Sampson
| 24 May 2017

Many of us have either visited RHS Chelsea or enjoyed coverage on the BBC recently and are now feeling inspired in this sunnier weather to get outside and create a dream garden. Or, it might be that the hankering for more outside space is leading some of us to consider moving to a property which offers this. According to a recent survey by Colourfence British house hunters would be prepared to

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CONVEYANCING: CHANGES TO LOCAL AUTHORITY SEARCH FORMS


By News
| 13 February 2014

  In summer 2013, the Law Society consulted on proposed changes to the CON29 and CON29O forms. These forms are used by conveyancing solicitors to request information about matters affecting a property, such as pending planning or building applications, nearby transport schemes and rights of way.   The consultation feedback brought some important issues to light. These issues

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WHY MAKE A WILL AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY PROPERTY ON MY DEATH?


By Katie Gillam
| 24 October 2013

  At the present time more than two thirds of people in the UK do not have a Will. Many of us do not like to consider our own mortality and making a Will is often low down on our list of things to do. However, with the growing diversity in families and with an increasingly litigious society, making a Will has never been so important. If you were to die without making a Will, legislation

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LPE1 SET TO SPEED UP HOME SALES


By News
| 10 October 2013

A new property sales process, aimed at reducing the time leasehold transactions take to complete, has been launched. LPE1 has been created in consultation with all the major trade bodies, including The Law Society and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) . Jonathan Smithers, a partner at CooperBurnett and deputy vice president of The Law Society, says: "Having a standardised form

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AN EXPERT IN LAW FOR THOSE ON THE MOVE


By News
| 16 September 2013

Q&A: Jonathan Smithers (published in The Kent and Sussex Courier, August 23) Jonathan Smithers (51), a partner at CooperBurnett and head of Private Services at Tunbridge Wells law firm CooperBurnett. He was recently appointed Deputy Vice President of the Law Society. Mr Smithers is recognised for his expertise in all aspects of residential conveyancing, handling a wide range o

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MAKE SURE YOUR TENANTS KNOW WHERE THEY STAND


By Lee Reeves-perrin
| 9 September 2013

As a landlord, what would happen if you had two tenants both of whom let a property under a single tenancy agreement (AST) and only one of them is paying the rent? Would you be able to issue a section 8 notice against the one tenant not paying the rent? Let’s assume both tenants occupy the premises and they were each paying half the rent separately, but now one has stopped paying and is now t

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JONATHAN OFFICIALLY INVESTED AT THE LAW SOCIETY


By News
| 17 July 2013

Jonathan Smithers has been officially invested as the Deputy Vice President of the Law Society of England and Wales – in a ceremony which took place during the organisation’s Annual General Meeting. He was joined at the event in London by CooperBurnett's senior partner, Nigel Burnett, and conveyancing manager, Jennifer Irving. In his first week in his new role, Jonathan is speaking a

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WHEN IS A LEASE NOT A LEASE?


By Jonathan Smithers
| 16 May 2013

Solicitors always like to quote Acts of Parliament, so I will start with one of my favourites, the Law of Property Act 1925. This legislation helped to reform and simplify land ownership – into freehold and leasehold. With freehold, you own the land, with leasehold your ownership is limited to ‘a term of years absolute’. For every Lease there will also be a freeholder, who owns the land sub

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JONATHAN SMITHERS SET TO BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE LAW SOCIETY


By News
| 19 April 2013

Partner Jonathan Smithers has been voted in as the next Deputy Vice President of the Law Society and will become Vice President next year and President of the Society in 2015. Jonathan joined the Law Society Council six years ago. He is currently Chair of the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee at the Society and has also sat on its Membership Board, as well as a number of other committees.

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JENNI IRVING JOINS THE KENT LAW SOCIETY


By News
| 3 April 2013

Jenni Irving from our Residential Property team has joined the Kent Law Society.  Jenni has been a member of our Residential Property team for 15 years and has extensive experience in handling all types of client from first time buyers to investors. She feels that membership of the Kent Law Society is a recognition of her value within the team. http://www.kentlawsociety.com/membership-ar

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