Month: September 2015

Conveyancing

Help save children’s lives in Sussex

During October, November & December Searches UK will donate 20% of their profit to the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for every Charity Search Pack ordered. Clients who order a Charity Search Pack, which includes a Personal Local Authority Search, Official Drainage & Water Search, a Groundsure Homescreen, Chancel Check and Groundsure Planning Search, will help us […]Read More

Conveyancing

The Society of Licensed Conveyancers comments on the property industry

The LPE1 Working Group – which includes representatives from the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, the Law Society, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) experts has today announced that a second edition of the Leasehold Property Enquiries Form (LPE1) is due to be published this month. Simon Law, Chairman of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers […]Read More

Conveyancing

Nuclear Reaction

The announcement was made while the Chancellor was on a trade visit to China, who are investing in the project. The French energy company EDF admitted earlier this month that the Hinkley project would be delayed, pushing back the start date of 2023. The plant was expected to cost £10billion but it is now projected […]Read More

Conveyancing

Solicitors: national campaign launched on questions of trust

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is today (Wednesday 30th September) launching a national ‘A Question of Trust’ campaign to give everyone a chance to have their say about action taken against those solicitors who fall short of the expected standards. Members of the public, charities and consumer representatives have been invited to the campaign’s launch event […]Read More

Conveyancing

Searches UK support the Yorkshire Legal Awards

This year marks the 15th birthday of the Yorkshire Legal Awards which celebrates and rewards excellence in the legal industry. Searches UK will attend the prestigious event, being held on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the New Dock Hall in Leeds, and is proud to sponsor The Enterprise Award. The award will praise a firm or […]Read More

Conveyancing

Conveyancing Association All-Members Meeting drives improvements to the leasehold process

The Conveyancing Association (CA) will this week host its third All-Members Meeting of 2015, bringing together government and industry leaders to discuss what can be done to improve leasehold transactions and give those purchasing leasehold properties greater rights. The roundtable event, which is due to take place in London on Thursday 1st October, will aim […]Read More

Conveyancing

Take immediate action

With the newly enhanced efforts criminals go to in order to get their hands on valuable assets, it’s integral for any conveyancer to remain adept in how to protect yourself as well as your firm. The important thing to note when assessing risks is considering what firms are liable. The answer is…any firm. With modern […]Read More

Conveyancing

New Chief Executive heading Veyo project

The partnership company behind the Veyo conveyancing portal, Legal Practice Technologies (LPT), has this week appointed a new Chief Executive to head this widely publicised venture. Simon Drane, who is also currently the Executive Director of Business Development for The Law Society reportedly began his role as of 28th September 2015. Chairman of LPT, Ian […]Read More

Conveyancing

80% of LFS award winners use Lawyer Checker

Thursday 17th September saw the annual prestigious Law Firm Services (LFS) Conference enjoy its 2015 outing at the Milton Keynes MK DON F.C stadium and conference centre. The day was an engaging and busy one, where Lawyer Checker proudly sponsored and exhibited the event getting to meet and engage with many conveyancers and professionals from […]Read More

Conveyancing

Awarding excellence in the conveyancing industry

This year marked the 7th anniversary of the prestigious Law Firm Services (LFS) Conveyancing Conference and Awards Ceremony, held on 17th September at the Milton Keynes Football Stadium. The event drew solicitors and conveyancers from across the country to visit the main conference, which gained delegates 5 CPD points, followed by the Awards Ceremony where […]Read More

Conveyancing

Study shows huge opportunity to increase conveyancing fees

A new study from TM Group has revealed that almost a third of conveyancers failed to provide an estimate when contacted by phone to ask for their conveyancing fees. The findings, part of TM Group’s ongoing research programme, were made in their most recent mystery shopper exercise looking into the service offered by conveyancers when […]Read More

Conveyancing

August Market Trend Data from Land Registry

The August data shows an annual price increase of 4.2% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £184,682. Monthly house prices up 0.5% since July 2015. The regional data indicates that: The region with the most significant annual price increase is the East with a movement of 8.4% London experienced the greatest […]Read More

Conveyancing

Brownfield sites and the Housing Bill

The Government is looking to use the Housing Bill to reduce the amount of legislation for the development of brownfield sites – arguing that legislation intended to protect both environment and building are unnecessary, ‘liberalising’ the planning system (1). This is with a view to building 200,000 homes by 2020, a number well below Labour’s […]Read More

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