Month: June 2015

Conveyancing

The perils of unrated insurance: our story

The following example highlights the importance of giving very careful consideration to whether or not your business should be insured by an unrated insurer. A solicitors practice found itself in the unfortunate position of struggling to obtain PII after a series of claims made against them. These were a consequence of the errors made by […]Read More

Conveyancing

May Market Trend Data from Land Registry

The May data shows an annual price increase of 4.6 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £179,696 compared with the peak of £180,990 in November 2007. Monthly house prices show no change (0.0 per cent) since April. The regional data indicates that: London and the South East experienced […]Read More

Conveyancing

Council for Mortgage Lenders welcomes positive relationships with conveyancers

CA lender engagement programme – ensuring lenders and conveyancers work more closely together Director General of the Council for Mortgage Lenders, Paul Smee, has welcomed positive working relationships in a recent speech to Conveyancing Association members. Speaking at the Association’s latest All-Members Meeting, on Thursday 18th June in London, Mr Smee echoed the CA’s desire […]Read More

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O’Neill Patient achieves ISO27001 accreditation

Stockport-based O’Neill Patient has become one of the few UK law firms to secure the ISO27001 Information Security standard – demonstrating its robust approach to handling its client data securely. In an industry where secure data handling is a major concern, the firm has invested significantly to achieve the standard, improving our people training and […]Read More

Conveyancing

House prices soar by up to 73% along Crossrail route

Homeowners living in top five performing areas since 2013 set to pocket more than £100,000 on the value of their property The Crossrail project continues to boost local house prices, with the value of properties in walking distance* of new stations growing by as much as 73% since 2013, new Groundsure research released today reveals. […]Read More

Conveyancing

Blacks Connect announce significant system upgrade

Broker-focused conveyancer, Blacks Connect, has today announced a significant upgrade of its broker quotation and instruction system with a number of new services and developments introduced. The upgrade has been designed to provide a more streamlined service for users, a more detailed information flow, as well as presenting them with more income-generating opportunities. One of […]Read More

Conveyancing

Gross remortgage lending falls 13% month-on-month

Number of remortgages down by 6% compared to April 2015 Total amount of equity withdrawn through remortgaging reaches £634m – largest amount since record equity withdrawals during December 2014 Average amount of equity withdrawn per customer up 19% year on year; 9% month-on-month increase The latest figures from LMS reveal that the value of monthly […]Read More

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Landfill sites

Landfill sites can have severely detrimental effects on surrounding land, and as a result are often under intense scrutiny. Interest in the remediation of contaminated land has never been higher with Brownfield developments for new housing on the up and up 1, resulting from the rise in demand for the development of new housing. Contamination […]Read More

Conveyancing

SRA asks for views on its services

The public will be asked their views on the Solicitors Regulation Authority as part of a major perceptions survey starting this week. IFF Research, an independent market research agency, has been commissioned to undertake the survey, which the SRA will use to improve the way it provides services in the future. The first stage involves […]Read More

Conveyancing

Property market confidence up

Conveyancers see increase in work volumes, with optimism up for 2015 Conveyancers’ confidence in the market is rising, according to SearchFlow’s latest Conveyancer Sentiment Survey. 66% of solicitors have seen their volume of conveyancing work increase so far this year, compared with 52% at the end of last year. The survey pooled the views of […]Read More

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Energy and Infrastructure – Check before you buy

Energy consumption, like electricity and gas, is something we all take for granted, and with the supply of fossil fuels running low and the effect they have on the environment, fracking and renewable energy sources are becoming ever more present in this country. Wind and solar farms are the future of green energy, but often […]Read More

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