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Mark Chick speaking at the PSG Conference in London on 7th November 2017

Mark Chick is speaking at the PSG Conference in London today providing a Leasehold Update and looking particularly at the Government’s recent consultation paper ‘Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market.’ Mark has been involved in the consultation and has commented on this to the DCLG. The talk is high topical given the recent focus… Read more »

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Chris Macartney speaking at the Landlord Investment Show – 7th November 2017

Members of the Landlord & Tenant and Property teams will be at the National Landlord Investment Show  today at London Olympia. This event provides a platform for current and prospective landlords to keep up-to-date with industry developments and provide access to a host of leading experts, suppliers and educational seminars. Chris Macartney, Partner in our Landlord &… Read more »

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Are lock out agreements the way forward?

  Government calls for an end to gazumping in conveyancing: are lock out agreements the way forward? Once again the thorny issue of “gazumping” is being brought to the forefront by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. Housing has always been a hot political issue, even more so with the ever increasing housing shortage. To understand gazumping,… Read more »

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Mark Chick and Chris Macartney appear in The Hot 100

Recognising the most influential people within the residential leasehold sector, News on the Block has once again published it’s highly anticipated Hot 100. The list pulls together a range of professionals from leasehold campaigners, Parliamentarians, trade and professional bodies, managing agents, lawyers, valuers and developers. We are proud to announce that Mark Chick and Chris… Read more »

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Boundary Disputes – Protocol or Court?

  Concern has, over a number of years now been growing surrounding homeowners pursuing boundary disputes through the courts. The reasons for the concern centre on the ever increasing costs associated with court proceedings and that such costs very often outweigh the value of the property in dispute. Whilst courts do increasingly encourage use of… Read more »

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When does bad conduct matter?

  Perhaps unsurprisingly many people contemplating divorce are upset in some measure by the behaviour of their spouse or civil partner. They may shy away from mentioning, let alone complaining about it, or be so outraged that talking about that behaviour is uppermost in their minds; obviously the spectrum is wide. Mild behaviour petition If… Read more »

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Breaking news: Regulation of managing agents

  Sajid Javid has today announced a consultation on the regulation of managing agents. Further details appear at: This is not the first time that government has looked at this issue, but it is a natural follow on from the White Paper on Housing ‘fixing our broken housing market’ and the recent consultation on… Read more »

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