Month: May 2012

Conveyancing

UK house prices edge up by 0.3% in May say

The Nationwide House Price Index has been released today.  It shows that the price of a typical house rose by 0.3% in May, with the average house price now £166,022.   Prices are 0.7% lower than the same time last year.   Robert Gardner, Nationwide Chief Economist commented: “The Nationwide House Price Index has reached […]Read More

Conveyancing

My Home Move returns to profit

My Home Move Ltd has reported a profit for the financial year to December 31 2011 marking a return to profit following 2010. The Directors’ report and financial statements announced a profit of £994,000, which shows that the company has bounced back from 2010 where a loss of £980,000 was reported.   The report highlights […]Read More

Conveyancing

Wave of large commercial firms joining CQS

The Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme is growing as twelve of the largest commercial firms have been accredited.  This marks a wave of large commercial firms undergoing the process for accreditation. The scheme has the support of the CML, Land Registry, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers.  Accreditation marks […]Read More

Conveyancing

Law Society to support solicitors’ request for insurance broker commission

The Law Society today publishes its 2012 PII Buyers’ Guide, which provides detailed guidance to all solicitors in choosing brokers and insurers when renewing their professional indemnity insurance cover.  This Guide will be invaluable to solicitors at renewal time. The 2012 Guide has a particular focus on the relationship between solicitors and the intermediaries they […]Read More

Conveyancing

SRA Board decides on Financial Protection Policy

The Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has decided to make a number of changes to its Financial Protection Policy, as part of its annual review process. The Board met on Wednesday 16 May, when it agreed to make changes to the Qualifying Insurer’s Agreement and to the rules within the Client Protection section […]Read More

Conveyancing

A decade of the CON29 Drainage and Water Enquiry: clearly

The CON29DW is an essential part of the conveyancing process, as the official drainage and water search and 2012 marks its 10th anniversary.  The search provides potentially deal-breaking information on water and sewerage infrastructure for prospective property purchasers, protecting them and their advisors from unnecessary risk with a clear trail of responsibility back to the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Davis Gregory becomes latest firm to join CQS

Cheltenham law firm Davis Gregory has become the latest firm to be accredited with Quality Conveyancing Scheme (CQS) membership by the Law Society. CQS is a mark of excellence, and provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.  Davis Gregory has become the 1458th firm to join the scheme, with 875 branches.  A total […]Read More

Conveyancing

Plainlaw becomes sixth ABS to be licensed by SRA

A property law firm based in Oxfordshire has become the sixth alternative business structure to be licensed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Plainlaw is a firm which specialises in the areas of property, housing and construction law.  There are three partners, Philip Horn, Michael Horn and a corporate entity, Plainlaw.biz Ltd.  The senior partner is […]Read More

Conveyancing

London market pushes house prices up by 0.2%

The Hometrack monthly national house price survey has been released today, and shows a national price rise of 0.2% over the last month.  This increase has been pushed up by the performance of London. London saw house prices rise by 0.6% over the last month.  In the South East and East Anglia there were increases […]Read More

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