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Department: commercial property

Property title fraud is where a criminal steals a property owner’s identity. The criminal can then apply for loans using the true owner’s property as collateral or they could attempt to sell or mortgage the property by pretending to be them. 

If the…

In previous years, many scams have involved debit and credit cards being used to commit fraud but scammers are increasingly focusing their activity on authorised push payment fraud, also known as payment diversion fraud.

Criminals are actively targe…

Much has happened over the past 12 months’ since Boris Johnson announced the UK would ‘Build, Build, Build’ following the setting out of some of the most radical planning reforms seen since the rebuild following the end of the second world war.

Hous…

Neves Solicitors are strengthening the expert Commercial Property Team with the appointment of Senior Associate, Mathew Lutkin, who will be based at the Harpenden office.

Mathew has specialised in commercial property matters since qualifying as a so…

The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) puts uses of land and buildings into various categories known as 'Use Classes' 

Changes to the planning use classes have been introduced this month under the Use Classes Order Amend…

There is an alarming rise in property fraud to which every property owner is vulnerable with fraudsters using increasingly sophisticated methods to misappropriate property interests. Those properties that are either unregistered at the Land Registry,…