Virtual Sanity: On video viewings & caveat emptor
Agents and developers are turning to virtual viewings and tours en masse as a way of generating sales during the lockdown, but what happens in the event of a misrepresentation claim? Could a video be considered a statement of fact in the eyes of the law? Rebecca Campbell explains how to minimise the scope for ugly disputes down the line...
Senior Associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Rebecca is an experienced litigator whose broad practice covers all areas of real estate disputes. She advises fund managers, investors, developers and occupiers on a range of contentious property issues including sale and purchase disputes, development and joint venture disputes and professional negligence claims.
PEPs, SARs & MLROs: An A to Z of Anti-Money Laundering
As "gatekeepers", estate agents play a crucial role in the UK Government's ongoing efforts to stamp out money laundering and terrorism financing
Stamp Duty Refunds: Too good to be true?
Stamp Duty is complicated and sometimes reliefs are overlooked, say top lawyers writing for The Chartered Institute of Taxation - so it can be worth revisiting transactions in search of a rebate.
On the technicalities of getting deals done in lockdown & beyond
Property lawyers are having to adapt fast to the consequences of coronavirus, whilst making sure they transact within the law and protect buyers, sellers and funders from fraudulent activity.
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Chestertons picks up well-known PCL lettings business
Estate agency takes over letting and management arm of boutique firm Henry & James as acquisition drive continues.
Interview: Luxury property impresario Dean Main on building a £600mn development pipeline & managing £12bn of PCL schemes
Talking legacy developments & top-end trends with the boss of Henigman & Rhodium.
Tom Bill: What does the higher bank rate mean for the UK housing market?
Lenders are tinkering with mortgage rates as a contradictory set of events unfold but higher rates are here to stay, says Knight Frank's head of resi research.
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‘There is no lack of interest’: Peninsula London pauses sales after world’s wealthiest pick up 70% of residences
New five-star destination opposite Buckingham Palace has been described as 'the most significant addition to London's ultra-prime market in recent memory'.
In Pictures: Former PM Johnson buys moated Oxfordshire Manor House
A source tells us that Boris Johnson has exchanged on Brightwell Manor for £3.8mn.
In Pictures: Three-year project creates a ‘sophisticated’ 17,000 sq ft country estate in Surrey
Helen Green Design collaborated with the 'very best artisans, joiners and suppliers in the industry' on this sumptuous reworking.
‘Astonishing’ $95mn super-villa is one of Dubai’s biggest-ever listings
The ten-bed mansion has been designed to 'expand the possibilities of elite architecture'.
Middleton recruits ex-Savills COO to new advisory board
Big-hitters Juliette Stacey and Christopher Eadie will be working with the prime property firm's senior team.
Mortgage approvals rise for the first time since August
But approvals are still running a third below their pre-pandemic average.
Luxury developer Mountwood unveils new boutique scheme in west London
Nearly half of the 24 units at Lexington House in West Ken have been picked up off-plan.
Foxtons takes cues from Netflix & Amazon in bid to ‘modernise estate agency’
Agency reveals how it is using AI to identify new leads in real time and get them 'to the right person at the right time'.
106-unit West Hampstead project brought to market
The Clay Yard is a rare new-build addition to the neighbourhood.
Scottish estate market cools, but prices remain high
Gross investment in Scottish estates dipped in 2022 as £1mn+ activity refocused to urban centres - but country estate prices remain at historically high levels.