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Conveyancing News Articles & Market Knowledge

02/22/2018 04:10 AM
Law Commission seeks conveyancer’s feedback on commonhold call for evidence
The Law Commission is seeking the views of conveyancers and property professionals to help shape a law which could help people own their flats outright. The independent legal body wants views on the homeownership status called commonhold, which provides an alternative to residential leasehold. Differing to leasehold, owners own their ‘unit’ outright, so their ownership doesn’t […]

02/21/2018 04:50 PM
Could subsiding legal fees help FTBs?
A new report has proposed a number of steps which could help first-time buyers make their way onto the property ladder. Whilst recent figures have indicated that first-time-buyer numbers are at a ten-year high following the stamp duty change, the National Association of Estate Agents have put forward a number of suggestions which could help […]

02/21/2018 11:24 AM
January sees growth in seasonally-adjusted transactions
Revealing the monthly estimated figures for both residential and non-residential property transactions, HM Revenue & Customs property statistics for January 2018 were released today (21/02/18). Showing data for the UK and constituent countries, the publication is based on data from both HMRC’s Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and the Scottish Administrations Land and Building Tax […]

02/21/2018 10:28 AM
Plans for London’s first ‘healthy new town’ announced
A regeneration project is set to bring around 11,000 new homes to Barking in London. The development will be the first ‘healthy living town’ in London, part of a significant investment from the Mayor of London and L&Q, which implement healthy ideas within the project design. As well as a new overground station connecting residents […]

02/21/2018 09:17 AM
Do you know about the Local Land Charge changes?
Whilst submitting searches can be time-consuming, there’s no doubt that they are an important step when it comes to providing your client with as much information on their property as possible. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the change soon to be implemented for LLC1 forms, the first part of the process which […]

02/21/2018 09:02 AM
Home movers choose conveyancers over solicitors
Recent research has revealed that growing numbers of buyers and sellers are choosing a specialist conveyancer over a general solicitor. According to InfoTrack, over the past year, 43% of people moving home have opted to use the services of a conveyancer rather than a local solicitor. This figure has risen by 16 percentage points over […]

02/20/2018 11:40 AM
FCA calls for input on the use of technology to improve regulatory reporting
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced that it is seeking views on how technology can make it easier for firms to meet their regulatory reporting requirements and improve the quality of the information they provide. The FCA regularly explores how technology can make our regulations more efficient and reduce the regulatory burden on […]

02/20/2018 11:09 AM
Conveyancing portal sees January instructions grow by 65%
A conveyancing portal has reported a significant rise in new instructions received to its panel last month. In January 2018, SortRefer reported that new instructions grew by 65% in the first month of 2018 compared to the correspondent month in 2017. The portal also saw the number of users in a single month reach a […]

02/19/2018 11:23 AM
Uplift in asking prices across the UK
Recent data has shown that a rise in housing demand has led to an uplift in asking prices for most regions across the UK. According to Rightmove’s index report, February saw asking prices grow by 0.8% month-on-month, with a yearly increase of 1.5% up to £300,001 on average. Whilst the South West was the only […]

02/19/2018 10:57 AM
Calling all Young Conveyancers
Are you lucky enough to be 30 or younger? Well if you are and currently handle your own case load then why not enter the LFS 2018 Young Conveyancer of the Year award. You can register to enter until March 16th and the process is quite simple including a telephone interview with one of the […]