Month: November 2011

Conveyancing

Awards season continues…

This time of year seems to have become a relentless churn of awards, but amongst all the gloom and slowing of the market for winter its good to celebrate some conveyancing successes …. Optima Legal is one of the largest remortgage providers to lenders in the country and specialises in property and secured debt recovery […]Read More

Conveyancing

LSB Consumer Panel criticises aspects of the CQS – or

The Legal Services Board Consumer panel last week issued a report into legal voluntary quality schemes assessing 13 schemes including the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.  The CQS was launched in February to rebuild trust with lenders, insurers and consumers in the wake of unacceptably high levels of fraud and negligence in the conveyancing community. […]Read More

Conveyancing

SCL Conference Report

On Tuesday the 22nd November I attended the Embracing the Future of Conveyancing conference set up by the Society of Licensed Conveyancers. Speakers and topics included: Jennifer Bourne, Legal and Financial Crime, CML, Mortgage Fraud: Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage Policy, BSA, Lenders Panels: Victor Olowe, Chief Executive, Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), A New […]Read More

Conveyancing

Breach of post completion contractual obligations

Howard -Jones v Tate [2011] EWCA Civ 1330 (24 November 2011) Introduction Solicitor and partner Mr Anis Waiz of Mohindra Maini LLP continues his critical review of current case law.  This is a very important decision  which  considered the remedies available following a  breach of a post-completion condition in a contract for the sale of […]Read More

Conveyancing

Who is thy Neighbour?

Chaudhary v Yavuz [2011] EWCA Civ 1314 (22 November 2011) Introduction The issue was whether an informal easement and not registered at the Land Registry could be effective against a purchaser of the land over which the easement would be exercised. Gray and Gray Elements of Land Law, 5th edition (2009), paragraph 8.2.24 notes  "It […]Read More

Conveyancing

Innovator of the Year Award for myhomemove

myhomemove, one of the UK’s leading conveyancing providers, bagged the Innovator of the Year Award (non-lenders) at the 2012 Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards 2012. The award was in recognition of eWay, the latest innovation from myhomemove. eWay, available exclusively to clients of Premier Property Lawyers, myhomemove’s wholly owned subsidiary law firm, is an online casefile […]Read More

Conveyancing

SLC produce a CQS?

At the first, of what is expected to become an annual event in the legal calendar, the Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC), the trade body representing the conveyancing profession, yesterday unveiled its Lender’s Panel Proposition: SLC Quality Assured which many are already comparing to the CQS for solicitors. The new quality mark, which has already […]Read More

Conveyancing

ETSOS: A November to Remember

ETSOS have more than enough reason to celebrate this month.  The 22nd November sees ETSOS attending and exhibiting at the Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) conference ‘Embracing the future of conveyancing’. This news makes it a double celebration for ETSOS since it has been confirmed that, despite less than two trading years, they have “broken […]Read More

Conveyancing

HS2 conveyancing report

On November 21st, GroundSure will release GroundSure HIGHSPEED 2, a search report that clearly identifies whether a property is near the proposed route of HIGHSPEED 2 (HS2).  This new unique report searches properties within a 2000m radius, which is double the distance offered by other similar searches. One of the major infrastructure projects of 21st […]Read More

Conveyancing

SRA: Regulation required for all legal services

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), in their response to the Legal Services Board’s (LSB) consultation on enhancing consumer protection, reducing regulatory restrictions, called for a “fundamental review of the basis of the regulation of legal services in England and Wales”. The SRA believe that all legal services should be regulated and that the LSB’s proposal […]Read More

Conveyancing

CML: Bringing lenders and conveyancers together

As media partner for the upcoming “shaping the future of conveyancing” conference hosted by the CML we were lucky enough to be able to ask Jennifer Bourne, Senior Policy Advisor some questions: Can you let us know why the CML are holding the conference? “The time seemed right to hold a conference focusing on the […]Read More

Conveyancing

New, low-cost case and risk management portal for conveyancers

Move and Log, a Norwich based Property IT company, recently launched their online portal, designed with suppliers of conveyancing services in mind.  The system aims to “assist busy practitioners in managing multiple transactions and the conveyancing risks associated with those transactions. Lawyer and designer of the online resource, David Pett, explains the background of the […]Read More

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