Month: May 2013

Conveyancing

myhomemove appoint John Duke as Finance

The new role will bring together Finance, Management Information (MI), Commercial Activity and Compliance.  John will develop these key areas of the business, giving myhomemove the momentum to continue with its significant growth plans. John joined myhomemove on the 30th April 2013 and has previously worked for a significant number of years in the Financial Services […]Read More

Conveyancing

Nationwide joins Help to Buy

From today Nationwide Building Society will accept applications from borrowers wanting to participate in the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. The decision of the UK’s largest building society to enter the scheme could potentially benefit tens of thousands of first time buyers. The scheme offers equity loans of up to 20% to new build home […]Read More

Conveyancing

STL launches new website

STL, the largest independent search company in England & Wales, has re-launched its website as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of information for property lawyers and other industry professionals and make it faster and easier to access.  The new design – which includes rotating news items and polls on […]Read More

Conveyancing

myhomemove scale new heights and take on the 10 Peaks

Energetic members of the UK’s largest conveyancing company myhomemove, participated in the 10 Peaks Challenge last weekend (18th May 2013) to raise money for their 3 adopted charities. 20 people from the Leicester-based firm took to the mountains despite adverse weather conditions and climbed the 10 peaks (a total of 14 miles!) in just over […]Read More

Conveyancing

Indeed Online PLC cuts directors pay

The online conveyancer Indeed Online has announced they will be making significant reductions in the salaries and fees of their Directors. Following disappointing second half results for their conveyancing business, Runnett & Co. the business have made a number of operational changes in order to cut costs. In a trading update the company was fairly […]Read More

Conveyancing

Howden Windsor and AmTrust announce PII arrangement

New capacity will be added to the Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) market as Howden Windsor, the specialist Professional Indemnity division of Lloyd’s broker Howden Insurance Brokers Limited, announces it is to team up with A-Rated Insurer AmTrust Europe Limited. The firms are seeking to exploit an area of the market with capacity available as […]Read More

Conveyancing

The Importance of Flood Searches

Flooding is a growing risk for property owners and according to the latest information from the Environment Agency, approximately 5.5 million, or 1 in every 6, homes in England is currently deemed to be at risk of flooding.  The physical damage caused by floods is obviously costly and time consuming to put right, but it […]Read More

Conveyancing

Thursfields Solicitors expands

Thursfields Solicitors have appointed a new Conveyancing Executive to help manage growth in its property department. Nicky Curtis had joined the firm from Painters solicitors in Kidderminster. The firm is also recruiting staff for their Worcester office. The firm has recently been successfully re-accredited under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). Thursfields Managing Partner, […]Read More

Conveyancing

New rights for park home residents

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced a number of new rights to protect residents from unscrupulous site owners. The Department for Communities and Local Government said that some dishonest park home operators abuse their position, bullying and intimidating their residents and manipulating the law. The rights; – remove site owners from the park home buying […]Read More

Conveyancing

The Law Society Flood Risk Practice Note

On 23 May 2013 The Law Society of England and Wales issued its long awaited Practice Note on Flood Risk. For the first time solicitors now have clear guidance on their client obligations with regard to understanding flood risk in a property transaction. The Practice Note comes days after the revision to the Property Information […]Read More

Conveyancing

Legal Eye launch marketing workshops to add to package of

Legal Eye, a leading provider of best practice, risk management and customer relationship management services to the legal service market, has today launched a new range of marketing services for law firms.  Building on their experience in guiding law firms through compliance and accreditation programmes, the workshops look beyond governance to focus on the commercial […]Read More

Conveyancing

OneSearch Direct "chips" in to support charity golf day

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the independent charity that saves lives at sea. Always on-call, lifeboat crews launch an average of 24 times every day, rescuing almost 8,000 people last year. In addition, the RNLI’s seasonal Beach Lifeguard service last year assisted over 16,400 people — they will be patrolling 200 beaches this […]Read More

Conveyancing

Law Society releases new flood risk practice note

The new flood risk guidance released by The Law Society of England and Wales is designed to provide solicitors with information that will help clients understand the flood risk that may be associated with owning or occupying property. It will inform clients of the investigations, searches and reports that may be necessary to minimise the […]Read More

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