Month: July 2015

Conveyancing

The Matterhorn Challenge has reaches the half way mark and

This week, the conveyancing industry Matterhorn Challenge reached the £25,000.00 fundraising threshold, which is halfway to the £50,000.00 target! The threshold was reached as a result of leading search providers, Search Acumen, taking up a Gold Matterhorn Sponsorship Package. Director of Search Acumen, Andy Sommerville, commented: “We are delighted to be supporting and sponsoring the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Free CPD Webinar with Pali

Pali have teamed up with Groundsure and are pleased to announce they can now offer all conveyancers practical information and advice in a free CPD Webinar – all from the comfort of your desk! The webinar is set to commence at 1pm on Thursday 20th August 2015, so you are welcome to enjoy your lunch […]Read More

Conveyancing

First time buyers moving further afield

A recent report from Experian plc shows that Britain’s “aspiring homemakers” are breaking away from city centres and seeking residence towards the rural scenery. First time buyers are now said to be more likely to purchase a property in the Western Isles of Scotland rather than in an opulent suburb like Kensington or Chelsea. If […]Read More

Conveyancing

Groundsure Case Study: Honeycrocks Farm

In April 2015, a Surrey farmer lost his long-running battle with the planning authorities to protect a mock-Tudor castle which he had constructed behind huge bales of hay. Robert Fidler had built the four bedroom castle on Greenbelt land he owned since the 1970s at Honeycrocks Farm in Salfords, Surrey, while obscured by a blue […]Read More

Conveyancing

It’s a fracking loss!

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the technique of drilling down into the earth and injecting fluid (a mixture of water, sand and toxic chemicals) into the ground, at a very high pressure, in order to fracture shale rocks to release the natural gas and oil inside and let it flow out to the head of a […]Read More

Conveyancing

June Market Trend Data from Land Registry

The June data shows an annual price increase of 5.4% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £181,619 overtaking the previous peak of £180,983 in November 2007. Monthly house prices up 1.1% since May 2015. The regional data indicates that: The region with the most significant annual price increase is London […]Read More

Conveyancing

Parallel advice from the FCA and SRA on the way

Today’s Conveyancer reported last week that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has identified the way vulnerable customers are treated by law firms to be a key risk within their Risk Outlook report 2015/2016. This mirrors advice by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who published an Occasional Paper on Vulnerable Customers in Financial Services in February […]Read More

Conveyancing

Searches UK to sponsor LFS Awards 2015

On the 17th of September, Law Firm Services will be hosting the conveyancing conference and annual awards for the 7th year running. The conveyancing conference and awards will take place at the MK Stadium in Milton Keynes. The main conference will be held from 9.15am to 4.30pm and is worth a total of 5 CPD […]Read More

Conveyancing

The Matterhorn Challenge reaches £20,000.00 Milestone with London to Brighton

The conveyancing industry Matterhorn Challenge reached a key milestone this week, with a total of over £23,000.00 raised, of a target £50,000.00, for the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice. Platinum Sponsorship from Conveyancing Data Services, together with funds from the cycling challenge from London to Brighton ensured that this benchmark was soundly beaten. Convey Law Managing […]Read More

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