Month: August 2014

Conveyancing

Bromley CPD Seminar for solicitors and conveyancers

In response to demand by Bromley law firms for more CPD seminars outside Central London, a number of key industry speakers are coming to Bromley Court Hotel on 15th October. Sessions cover a variety of subjects covering Risk, Compliance and Marketing and will qualify for 3 hours CPD — well timed due to the cut-off […]Read More

Conveyancing

Clients of Searches UK will receive a host of benefits

Leading conveyancing search provider, Searches UK, is launching Account Plus a fantastic scheme which offers a variety of benefits to clients in dealing with the management of their firm and providing effective tools to improve the way their business is run. Working in partnership with 360 Legal Group, Searches UK will offer this scheme to […]Read More

Conveyancing

CA member firms now account for 1 in 7 housing

Members of the Conveyancing Association (CA) accounted for more than one in 7 of all housing transactions in 2013, according to research and analysis by the new Conveyancing Map business intelligence tool. The Conveyancing Map shows that of the 802,400 residential purchases completed in 2013, CA members were responsible for 115,511— accounting for a total […]Read More

Conveyancing

LMS comment on Nationwide House Price Index

£· LMS (Legal Marketing Services) is one of the UK’s largest providers of outsourced property services, including conveyancing, remortgage, and IT services. £· Each year LMS successfully manages some 130,000 transactions, helping to enable more than £15 billion in loans for intermediaries and lenders. £· The LMS system is based on the company’s unique STARS (Servicer […]Read More

Conveyancing

How getting on the property ladder saves money

Recent research carried out by the Halifax has revealed first time buyers are saving around £1,300 a year, compared to those who are renting. Assuming first time buyers have a 10% deposit and considering all the costs incurred when buying a property – including saving for a deposit, mortgage payments, maintenance and insurance costs, the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Pali Nominated for Online Business of The Year

Pali Ltd have made the shortlist for Online Business of the Year with MIB Awards. Due to the innovative and pioneering online systems developed by Pali and its use of Cloud computing developments, the directors are hopeful of a positive outcome to their entry. Jo Milne, Marketing Director said, “We developed the company from the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Ashford CPD Seminar for Solicitors and Conveyancers

In response to demand by Ashford law firms for more CPD seminars in Southern Kent, a number of key industry speakers are coming to Ashford International on 1st October, 2014. Sessions cover a variety of subjects including Risk, Compliance, Sales and Marketing and will qualify for 3 hours CPD — well timed due to the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Topic of the Month – PII follow up

As the proposed changes that arose out of the SRA’s recent consultation will now not proceed prior to the 1st of October 2014, Neil Pointon from Howden Windsor comments as follows:  ”The Legal Services Board (LSB) decision not to agree the SRA’s recent proposals for change to solicitors’ Professional indemnity Insurance (PII) requirements can be […]Read More

Conveyancing

House starts see zero per cent change

Seasonally adjusted house building starts in England have seen a zero per cent change in the June quarter and are at estimated at 36,230, according to the house building figures released by the Department for Local Communities and Government (DCLG). However, the figures revealed there was some growth on an annual basis, with the seasonally […]Read More

Conveyancing

Legal Services Board approves 2014/15 funding requirements

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the regulatory funding requirements for 2014/15, including practising fee levels. The coming year’s individual fees have been set at £320, down £64 from £384 for 2013/14, while firm’s practising fees are dependent on turnover. The Compensation Fund contribution, paid by those that hold client money, will reduce from […]Read More

Conveyancing

Property transactions decrease

Property transactions decreased from June to July, according to the HMRC’s property transaction report. The provisional seasonally adjusted UK property transaction count for July 2014 was 101,190 residential and 9,330 non-residential transactions, a decrease of 1.3 per cent on the seasonally adjusted estimate of the number of residential property transactions. However, the month’s figure is […]Read More

Conveyancing

First-time buyers hit seven year high

First-time buyer sales have climbed to their highest since the economic recession, according to new figures. July saw the number of first-time home buyers reach 30,000, which is the highest since August 2007 and a quarter more than 24,100 a year before. The data also revealed that the average first-time buyer deposit fell ten per […]Read More

Conveyancing

Conveyancing industry standard approved by Government

Conveyancing Direct Property Lawyers (CDPL) is delighted to announce the approval of two new industry standards for conveyancers. CDPL was part of a consortium of legal firms which designed and submitted the new standards including Conveyancing Technician and Licensed Conveyancer to Skills Minister Nick Boles. Facilitated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), the new […]Read More

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SLC announces tie up with Conveyancing Map

The Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) has today announced a tie up with the newly launched Conveyancing Map with a special deal for its members. The new on-line tool allows conveyancing firms to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the markets in which they are operating and use the outputs to tailor their future approach to […]Read More

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