Month: June 2014

Conveyancing

Legal Services Board Chief steps down

Chief Executive of the Legal Services board, Chris Kenny, will step down from the post at the end of November, the Board has announced. Mr Kenny held the position for five years and applications for the role will be advertised later this week. The LSB aims to make an appointment by the end of September. […]Read More

Conveyancing

Property value rises 7 per cent

The average property value in England and Wales has seen an annual price rise of almost seven per cent to £172, 035, compared with the peak of £181,518 in November 2007, according to new figures. London saw the largest yearly increase in average property value with a movement of 18.5 per cent, while the North […]Read More

Conveyancing

First time buyer deposits down 10 per cent

First time buyer deposits have fallen by ten per cent in 12 months, according to new figures. May saw the figure stand at £24,637, £2,700 less than one year ago, but still needing eight months’ salary, the fourth consecutive month in which the average first-time buyer deposit was below £25,000. Falling deposits mean they are […]Read More

Conveyancing

SRA fees calculator goes online

Solicitors and firms can get help with their budget planning for next year by using the fees calculator on the SRA website. The regulatory funding requirements for 2014/15, including practising fee levels, will be set by the Law Society Council on Wednesday 9 July. But the SRA has published indicative figures in the calculator to […]Read More

Conveyancing

TM Group welcome ex-Sky & OneSearch Direct IT professional as

TM Group is pleased to welcome Stuart McWhinnie as Chief Technology Officer to help oversee the strategic growth of the company as it continues to develop ground-breaking online solutions for the property industry. Having previously held high profile roles at Sky and OneSearch Direct, Stuart brings a wealth of experience in administering change across people, […]Read More

Conveyancing

LegalinX-7Side launches brand new website

The new and improved LegalinX-7Side website is here!  With a fresh new design, improved usability and new interactive features, it aims to provide even more information about the products and services that we provide. In addition to learning more about the Property Search services that we offer, you can also browse information on the Corporate […]Read More

Conveyancing

PSG on the South Coast Announces Appointment of Local Office

PSG’s South Coast office, based in Brighton, today announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, Chris Green. Chris became a Director of the business in 2008, working closely with franchise owner and MD, Andy Percival, who has now taken up the role of Chairman. Andy commented; “Chris has been a fundamental part of the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Property transfer dispute goes to High Court

A dispute concerning a property transfer between a mother and son has been decided at the High Court.  Heather Korwin-Szymanowska, an expert solicitor in these types of cases concerning disputes over property, successfully acted on behalf of the mother, Mrs Singh.  Mrs Singh first sought legal advice after she had become aware that her son, […]Read More

Conveyancing

SRA announces appointment of new Chair

SRA Board Chair, Charles Plant, has today announced that Enid Rowlands has been appointed to succeed him as Chair of the SRA Board from 1 January 2015. Charles Plant said: “I am delighted to announce that Enid Rowlands has been appointed as the new Chair of the SRA Board. Enid brings a wealth of experience […]Read More

Conveyancing

Business is booming at FDR Law

Business is booming at Cheshire legal firm FDR Law which has just recruited three new conveyancing  specialists to join the law practice. Thanks to a reinvigorated property market and greater confidence in the local economy, FDR Law has experienced a growing demand for its legal services, particularly in conveyancing. Emma Allchurch, a conveyancing solicitor, and […]Read More

Conveyancing

Flood Risk and Insurability – Podcast 7

Landmark Information Group is pleased to present its seventh podcast in a series that will review and explore key themes and topics of concern to the conveyancing market. In this podcast we cover how flood risk can affect the insurability and therefore lending over a property, how insurers view the risk of flooding and how […]Read More

Conveyancing

95% solicitors report negative stress at work

The Law Society has published research this morning on the health and well being of solicitors.  The research shows that nearly all solicitors (95%) suffer from stress. It also shows that nearly half (45%) go to work when they should be off sick. We doubt that this will come as any surprise to most conveyancers […]Read More

Conveyancing

Gaby Hardwick to train 10 conveyancers

The Eastbourne Herald reported last week that Gaby Hardwick are investing £250,000 in an initiative to help them meet the rising demand for conveyancers.   With the rise in conveyancing transactions of the last 12 months and smaller firms struggling to stay on panels firms like Gaby Hardwick are having to innovate to meet the […]Read More

Conveyancing

AA offers conveyancing

Following the AA being granted an ABS license last December the road recovery to insurance business has expanded into conveyancing. The web service for the service appears here. Consumers can obtain quotes 7 days a week  and have an 8am to 8pm response time weekdays. The service also offers fixed legal fees and includes ‘mover […]Read More

Conveyancing

Lender emails cause confusion

On Monday of last week I was contacted by two Bold Legal Group (BLG) members. They both had the same problem. An email had been received, purportedly from a bank (I won’t name the bank in order to save its blushes) saying: “We are currently reviewing our Panel Solicitors Bank Account details and would be […]Read More

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