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11/24/2017 03:59 PM
The true cost of marketing your firm

It’s no secret that marketing is the best way of getting your firm noticed. Whether you’re well established within the sector or are just starting out, developing a marketing plan is the most effective way of boosting client enquiries for any business, law firms included. Although most professionals are aware of the rewards that marketing can […]

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11/24/2017 03:28 PM
Are your firm’s recording methods up to date?

Whilst complaints are unfavourable for any business to receive, they form a natural part of working life. As well as seeing them as a way to improve and grow, it’s also important to ensure that they’re recorded correctly in line with regulatory requirements. Whilst it might seem time-consuming, documenting undertakings and complaints in a central […]

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11/24/2017 10:41 AM
The Society of Licensed Conveyancers hold another successful Conference in association with the Bold Legal Group

Another successful Conference, in association with the Bold Legal Group (BLG), took place on 15th November at the Riverside Centre, Derby. Once again, our host was Kate Faulkner, a leading property consultant and property market commentator who has presented for the BBC and currently co-hosts LBC’s Property Hour every Thursday evening. The day started with […]

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11/24/2017 10:36 AM
Staffordshire firm strengthens its property team with two new appointments

Staffordshire solicitors Bowcock & Pursaill has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new conveyancers. Sam Tolley has joined the firm as a conveyancing executive specialising in residential and commercial property, having worked at a legal firm in Newcastle which specialises in new builds. Originally from Birmingham, Sam came to the area to study […]

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11/24/2017 10:11 AM
Online quote tools quick to respond to SDLT change

Whilst numerous changes were widely expected in the run-up to the Autumn Budget, stamp duty (SDLT) seemed to be the topic generating the most interest. Its mention also seemed to gather the most cheers when it was brought up by Philip Hammond in Wednesday’s Budget. Here, he confirmed the abolition of the tax for first-time buyers […]

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11/23/2017 03:42 PM
Government dismisses scepticism of stamp duty reform

Warnings that the Budget Stamp Duty announcement could cause house prices to rise have been dismissed by the Government. The abolition of the tax for first-time buyers featured in yesterday’s budget statement, applying to those buying a property at £300,000 or less. Chancellor Philip Hammond also confirmed that first-time buyers wishing to buy a home […]

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11/23/2017 09:34 AM
Regulator rules standard of CQS firms exaggerated by Law Society ad

The Advertising Standards Authority have ruled that the advertising of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme “misleadingly exaggerated the membership requirements”. According to the ASA, the promotion of the Law Society accreditation was done in a way which made the process of acquisition sound more rigorous than it actually was, reversing the decision made earlier in the […]

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11/23/2017 09:02 AM
SearchFlow responds to Chancellor’s 2017 Autumn Budget

SearchFlow, the property intelligence specialist, has welcomed news from today’s Budget, which sees the immediate abolishment of Stamp Duty Land Tax for first time buyers, when purchasing a property up to the value of £300,000. Responding to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget statement, Carole Marsden, UK Sales Director for SearchFlow said: “It is great news that […]

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11/23/2017 09:00 AM
Search Acumen comments on the 2017 Autumn Budget

Andy Sommerville, Director of Search Acumen, comments: “We have been calling on the government to consider all factors prohibiting homeownership in the UK, so the chancellor’s wide-ranging pledges are welcomed. “Housing planning reform is a much-needed shot in the arm for the sector. Unlocking strategic development sites, clamping down on land banking and making best […]

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11/23/2017 06:37 AM
Leasehold Restrictions – the changes that need to be made

On the 19th October, HM Land Registry (HMLR) started its stakeholder consultation on Leasehold Restrictions with a conference in London where speakers such as ARMA, The Law Society and the CA got to put their case. The CA and Bold Legal Group members have been critical of Lease Administrators from both a charging and provision […]

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