Month: April 2015

Conveyancing

March Market Trend Data from Land Registry

The March data shows an annual price increase of 5.3 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £178,007 compared with the peak of £181,049 in November 2007. House prices are down 0.8 per cent since February. The regional data indicates that: London experienced the greatest increase in its average […]Read More

Conveyancing

Magic and mayhem (Conveyancer Slater – Tweet of the Week)

This week’s Conveyancer Slater is an international tweet comparing conveyancing to a form of magic. If this is an accurate description of conveyancing, we wonder who Professor Snape would be?   Inter-department banter’s the new norm these days. Apparently our litigators coin the practice of conveyancing as the ‘dark arts’. — Leo Huang (@leohnz) April 30, […]Read More

Conveyancing

Market favourite Intelliworks gets new look for 2015

Legal workflow specialist Ochresoft has released the latest version of its Intelliworks software. Intelliworks is currently one of the fastest growing applications in the conveyancing market, hitting over 10,000 new file inceptions in March. Version 5 of the Cloud-delivered solution represents the most significant refresh to date of the user interface; the look and feel […]Read More

Conveyancing

Searchpoint offer enhanced risk management with Lawyer Checker integration

Searchpoint, a customer centric service provider, offers conveyancers practical support in the 21st century battle against bogus law firms. In response to the increase in cyber-crime, Operations Director Tony Clarke explains why he is thrilled Searchpoint now offer Lawyer Checker’s Account and Entity Screen (AES) search as part of their risk and compliance product portfolio. […]Read More

Conveyancing

myhomemove announces expansion of Manchester presence

myhomemove, the UK’s leading provider of mover conveyancing services, has today announced the expansion of its Manchester office following another year of growth. The multi award-winning conveyancing provider expanded into Manchester in early 2014 to create extra capacity to meet increasing consumer demand for its services. Over 100 legal professionals are currently employed in the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Beaumont Legal named Best for First Time Buyers for third

Beaumont Legal, one of the country’s fastest-growing law firms, is celebrating winning the prestigious First Time Buyer magazine “Best Law Firm for Conveyancing” award for a third consecutive year after impressing judges and voters. The awards, which were presented at the Landmark Hotel, London on Friday 24th April, celebrate firms who help people get onto […]Read More

Conveyancing

What can we expect with the Help to Buy ISA?

Help to Buy was originally announced in George Osbourne’s 2013 budget as a governmental intervention programme in the residential conveyancing market. The scheme was motivated by a desire to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder, while also encouraging the building of new homes through facilitating a demand for more properties. It was described by […]Read More

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CA members gather in London for 5th AGM

On Thursday 30th April, members of the Conveyancing Association (CA) will gather for the Association’s fifth Annual General Meeting. The meeting, which will take place in London, will involve the appointment of Directors to the CA Board of Directors. The event will be sponsored by Future Climate Info – specialists in environmental desktop reports, explicitly […]Read More

Conveyancing

Gazeal – ending gazumping forever

Gazeal is a new product for house purchasing, particularly for first time buyers, buy-to-let or developers, set to transform the property market Process is made safer and more secure through Gazeal’s unique offer, which is backed by English law Goodbye to gazumping and guzundering – and the 22% fall through rate on property purchases Gazeal, […]Read More

Conveyancing

OneSearch Direct Improves Integration for Star Legal

OneSearch Direct, the largest local authority data search company in the UK, has announced that it has been working with Star Legal to develop and update the integration with its case management system. The new integration will provide an improved ordering solution for conveyancing searches for Star Legal’s offices based in Bristol, the South West […]Read More

Conveyancing

How has the MMR really affected conveyancing?

One year on from the 2014 Mortgage Market Review (MMR) there have been conflicting thoughts on how the changes have affected mortgage lending. When the stricter screening processes were introduced, many conveyancers feared this would have a negative effect on residential property transaction levels and the home moving process would lengthen significantly. Many specialists from […]Read More

Conveyancing

The Mortgage Market Review – one year on

The Mortgage Market Review came into force on 26th April 2014, exactly a year ago this Sunday. reallymoving.com has analysed the impact on its customers. Since 2007 there has been a steady increase in downsizing (defined as moves where people are paying less for the home they’re buying than the one they’re selling) from around […]Read More

Conveyancing

Winners of 2015 Property Forum Awards announced

The winners of this year’s inaugural Property Forum Awards have been announced. Designed to applaud achievements from across the residential and commercial conveyancing sectors, the awards, sponsored by SearchFlow, were presented to winners at London’s Cumberland hotel last night. The winners were as follows: Best for Customer Service Downs Solicitors LLP Best for Innovation myhomemove […]Read More

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