Month: February 2013

Conveyancing

BCL Legal Conveyancing Survey Hints at Market Improvement

Azara Roger – consultant at BCL Legal – commented: “With all the changes currently happening within PI and Legal Aid, it is difficult to predict how many individuals will move from those areas into conveyancing as confidence continues to increase. The increased number of vacancies we are filling is really exciting for us as specialist […]Read More

Conveyancing

xit2 hires new Commercial Director

Stuart Webster has been appointed commercial director at xit2, the mortgage and property risk and data exchange specialists. Webster comes to xit2 from parent Decision Insight Information Group. He will be involved in overseeing operational delivery, and will support xit2’s business development. Stuart moved to Decision Insight in 2007, when he joined property search provider […]Read More

Conveyancing

Conveyancing salary survey indicates growth say BCL Legal

BCL Legal – the legal recruitment consultancy which operates from its network of offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Reading – recently conducted a salary survey within the conveyancing sector and is reporting an increasing number of job vacancies for conveyancers as the market starts to improve despite salaries remaining subdued. Click […]Read More

Conveyancing

A search company you can check

Searches UK, a leading provider of searches to UK conveyancing practitioners, is delighted that they are the only search company in the country to have successfully joined Checkaprofessional.com.  Checkaprofessional.com is a new venture from award winning Checkatrade.  Checkatrade, which was founded in 1998, quickly became a household name and is trusted by millions to help […]Read More

Conveyancing

Countrywide celebrate a successful conveyancing year

Love or loathe Countrywide Conveyancing they are a market leader in terms of financial success and sheer volume.  Last week they announced their results and set some pretty stiff benchmarks to measure other conveyancers financial and panel management performance by. Countrywide Conveyancing and its panel management operations completed 59,180 transactions in 2012 according to their […]Read More

Conveyancing

Win more business and protect your clients

Searches UK understands that moving house can be one of the most stressful, not to mention expensive, events of a person’s life. Today, more than ever, the process of moving home requires a significant capital outlay — and until recently there has been no easy or affordable way of protecting that outlay in the unfortunate […]Read More

Conveyancing

Social Housing Stock Sales: Should you be getting in on

The Department for Communities and Local Government released figures today that show official statistics of dwellings sold under Right to Buy schemes across England. Figures show that throughout 2012/2013 sales of dwellings by Local Authorities under the Right to Buy scheme  has increased considerably from 444 in quarter 1 to over 2,000 in quarter 3, […]Read More

Conveyancing

The Future of Conveyancing: Say It Ain't So!

Mr Poor and Miss Unfortunate, are looking to buy their dream home in Yate (other towns villages and cities are available) First time buyers, Mr. Poor and Miss Unfortunate had been enticed by the Punter Procurement department of the Inter Galactic Estate Agents.com to provide Conveyancing services on their dream home, from their sister company […]Read More

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Commercial Property Lawyers under Increased Pressure to Avoid Costly Farmland

Soaring farmland prices heap pressure on lawyers to conduct thorough due-diligence Remediating contaminated land costs 40 times more than its purchase price  Part 2A of Environmental Protection Act could leave cost of remediation with new land owners SearchFlow launch comprehensive environmental search for rural land transactions   The rising price of farm and agricultural land […]Read More

Conveyancing

Should the Law Society set up a Bank?

As yet another Banking crisis appears over the horizon and trust in the sector is damaged once more I ask myself “should the Law Society create a Bank”?  What do you think?  Of course there are pros and cons and I am sure it is not easy as demonstrated by Dave Fishwick in the Channel […]Read More

Conveyancing

Remortgaging market still down on last year

Monthly gross remortgage lending has increased 6.2%, meaning it now represents 28% of the market. The latest LMS Remortgage Report shows that remortgaging increased by £168m to £2.9bn in January. Even with the increases, gross remortgage lending is still 26.2% lower than it was at the same time last year, meaning tough times for those […]Read More

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Sunday Times warns of slow mortgage processing times

Whilst slow mortgage processing times cause conveyancing chain issues there may be a silver lining for conveyancers. In bad news for conveyancers, yesterday’s Sunday Times highlighted a number of issues in mortgage processing times. According to the Sunday Times article, HSBC has admitted that it is taking an average of 56 days to complete mortgage […]Read More

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11% fall in new home starts

The latest data from the Department for Communities and Local Government has shown that new home starts were some way off the target level during 2012. Annual housing starts totalled 98,280 in 2012, down by 11% compared with 2011. Annual housing completions in England totalled 115,620 in 2012, 1% higher than in 2011. Seasonally adjusted […]Read More

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