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Virtual realty

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‘Virtual freeholds’ are a real nightmare for thousands of flat owners, as the 999 year leases can seriously affect the flat owner’s ability to sell, says Louie Burns.

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Regulation & Law

10-minute refresher: leasehold extensions

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Agents selling flats need to understand the complexities of leasehold extensions, says Michael Zucker BA FRICS, Head of the Professional Department at Jeremy Leaf & Co.

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Regulation & Law

Time to wage war on fair pay?

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Property businesses have found themselves in very hot water with HMRC for failing to pay staff the National Minimum Wage, with sums running into hundreds of thousands of pounds. Adam Bernstein reports.

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Lettings fees: cap or outright ban?

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The push to ban lettings fees to tenants is gathering momentum, but Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) says that a cap would be a better solution.

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Don’t get washed up by money laundering rules

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After Channel 4’s exposé, From Russia with Cash, RICS expelled a member for his role in money laundering, so, says Andrea Kirkby, you need to appreciate the risks and comply with the…

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Legal update: tenant evictions

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The so-called ‘7-day eviction’ is no more, but, says Paul Shamplina at Landlord Action, the system is still far from perfect, with long delays for some.

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Leasehold ownership

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Prospective buyers need to understand the implications of buying a leasehold property. Rawdon Crozier, a barrister and Ibraheem Dulmeer a legal adviser, have the answers to some of their questions.

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