Month: May 2015

Conveyancing

The conveyancing industry launches the Matterhorn charity fundraising challenge

The conveyancing industry, spearheaded by the Conveyancing Association (CA), has launched a mountaineering challenge to raise over £50,000.00 for the Ty Hafan children’s hospice. The Matterhorn Challenge will involve Convey Law Conveyancer, Geraint Aubrey, climbing the iconic Matterhorn Mountain in the Swiss Alps. The Matterhorn is over 4,000 metres high and represents a significant mountaineering […]Read More

Conveyancing

April Market Trend Data from Land Registry

The April data shows an annual price increase of 5.1 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £179,817 compared with the peak of £181,014 in November 2007. House prices are up 0.9 per cent since March. The regional data indicates that: London experienced the greatest increase in its average […]Read More

Conveyancing

Cybercrime issue is escalating, says SRA

Cybercrime issues affecting solicitor firms are increasing the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has revealed. More and more reports are being received of firms either being contacted by con artists or falling victim to fraudulent activity, with potentially serious consequences for clients buying or selling property. The SRA is urging solicitors to step up their efforts […]Read More

Conveyancing

LegalEx: a show stopping event for Searches UK

On May 13th and 14th the LegalEx Exhibition, one of the largest legal conferences in the UK, took place at ExCel, London. The national event and conference for the legal profession enticed a hundred exhibitors, nearly a hundred speakers, and thousands of visitors to attend the 2 day exhibition. Leading search provider, Searches UK, could […]Read More

Conveyancing

Number of remortgagors using brokers increases

Borrowers seeking intermediary advice has risen by 8% in two months Continuous decline in ‘reactive borrowers’ as Britons take charge of mortgage finance – 47% borrowers remortgaged because their current deal had ended, down by 5% over two months More than two-fifths (44%) of remortgagors consulted an independent adviser or broker in April, up from […]Read More

Conveyancing

NFoPP announces 2015 industry winners

Annual awards ceremony recognise outstanding achievement for qualifications achieved during 2014 in property across lettings, sales, commercial property, inventory and auctioneering This year’s winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony earlier this month The National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) Awarding Body, held its annual awards ceremony earlier this month to recognise outstanding achievement in […]Read More

Conveyancing

West Midlands conveyancing firm are expanding

West Midlands law firm, Martin Kaye are currently looking to expand their team and are looking for experienced legal professionals to take the firm to the next level. One of the key roles that has become available at the firm is for a Commercial Property Solicitor or Legal Executive. This full time position is based […]Read More

Conveyancing

Team Optimist or Team Pessimist?

According to the most recent house price and mortgage lending reports from March and April 2015, the first quarter of the year has been a slow one. However experts are expecting the market to pick up now the new government has been appointed. The RICS Residential Market Survey for April suggests transaction levels and overall […]Read More

Conveyancing

Value of remortgaging hits six-year high

Number of remortgages up by a fifth, the largest number seen since September 2013 Average amount of equity withdrawn per customer up 57% year-on-year but rising house prices mean average LTV has still fallen Total amount of equity withdrawn through remortgaging tops £790m – largest amount for almost seven years  The latest figures from LMS […]Read More

Conveyancing

Online conveyancing portal Veyo goes live

Veyo, the comprehensive conveyancing portal will today commence its roll-out across England and Wales. The joint venture between the Law Society and Mastek (UK) Ltd brings together electronically all the processes, checks and documentation prepared and undertaken by solicitors and licensed conveyancers in the sale and purchase of residential properties. The first users will be […]Read More

Conveyancing

SLC announces strong interest in alternative PI Policy

New policy for Licensed Conveyancers available for 2015/2016 renewal The Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) said today that R K Harrison Insurance Services Limited (RKH) has already received over 35 proposal forms for premium quotes under the Society of Licensed Conveyancers Policy Scheme for Professional Indemnity insurance. The Scheme, which carries exactly the same coverage […]Read More

Conveyancing

April Transaction Data from Land Registry

Land Registry completes 1,363,565 applications South East tops the table of regional applications with 314,893 City of Westminster tops the table of local authority applications with 21,209 The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,363,560 applications from its customers in April. This includes 1,325,062 applications by account customers, of which: 311,084 were applications in respect […]Read More

X