Month: October 2015

Conveyancing

Searches UK have been shortlisted for Supporting the Industry Award

As a firm committed to their clients, who actively work towards streamlining the conveyancing process for solicitors and conveyancers, Searches UK are delighted to have been nominated for the Modern Law Award for Supporting the Industry in the 26+ Employees category. Searches UK provide a comprehensive range of residential and commercial property searches alongside a broad […]Read More

Conveyancing

The Matterhorn Challenge – mission accomplished

Convey Law Conveyancer, Geraint Aubrey, has completed his mountaineering challenge in the Swiss Alps. Geraint climbed 4 huge mountains in the Swiss Alps, culminating in a 17 hour trek up Monte Rosa, with adverse weather conditions preventing the summit of the Matterhorn Mountain. The fundraising challenge reached £42,000 last week with an additional £1,000 being […]Read More

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September Market Trend Data from Land Registry

The September data shows an annual price increase of 5.3% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £186,553. Monthly house prices up 1.0% since August 2015. The regional data indicates that: The region with the most significant annual price increase is London with a movement of 9.6% London also experienced the […]Read More

Conveyancing

SearchFlow appoints a new Operations Director

Conveyancing search provider, SearchFlow, which is part of dmgi::land&property, has boosted its senior management team further with the latest appointment of Colin Breavington as Operations Director. Colin has a broad commercial background gained from high profile roles in both sales and operational transformation and management. At SearchFlow, Colin will be overseeing the business and operational […]Read More

Conveyancing

SRA helps law firms provide more services to consumers

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is helping law firms that want to expand their business beyond traditional legal services by publishing new guidance on the Separate Business Rule. From November, the SRA will change its rules to make it easier for solicitor-owned firms to be involved in separate businesses that offer a range of professional […]Read More

Conveyancing

Quarterly completions on the rise, says Broker Conveyancing

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today (28th October 2015) revealed its quarterly completion levels for both purchases and remortgages were up considerably in Q3 compared to Q2 this year. The total number of purchase completions in Q2 were up by 36%, while remortgage completions improved by 22%. Total completions were up by 31% […]Read More

Conveyancing

Sales to first time buyers rise

House sales to first time buyers accounted for 29% of total sales in September – a rise of nine percentage points from last month The number of house-hunters searching for properties dropped this month The number of properties available to buy at each estate agent branch fell marginally NAEA releases September Housing Market Report The […]Read More

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Another first as Search Acumen launches ‘Portfolio Cloud’ – a

New product set to transform searches for multiple properties Automation reduces time spent printing and co-ordinating documents New technology reflects wider data-driven innovations in the industry Search Acumen – the leading conveyancing search provider – has launched its latest product, Portfolio Cloud, which allows conveyancers to conduct searches across entire portfolios through a single interface. […]Read More

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TM Group poll results: Has the latest Law Society Practice

Ever increasing fraud levels and increasingly sophisticated methods of fraud are, it seems, an ever-present threat now for the property transaction and sadly this isn’t a new problem. Back in 2008 research by American Express identified identification (ID) theft as the biggest security concern for 43% of individuals in the survey – higher even than […]Read More

Conveyancing

Opinion matters

Does my bum look big in this? Do I look ok? Do you think I am right? Whether male or female we all hate being asked these questions but sometimes people want an opinion to make them feel secure. How would you like an expert opinion on a planning report which would make your client […]Read More

Conveyancing

Moneypenny helps to celebrate brilliance

Telephone answering specialist Moneypenny joined forces with the Law Society to celebrate the best examples of innovation and good practice across the legal profession at a glittering event in London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. As a sponsor of the 2015 Law Society Excellence Awards, Moneypenny joined more than 600 representatives of law firms from England […]Read More

Conveyancing

Stonebridge Group appoints eConveyancer and BM Solutions Conveyancing

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today (26th October 2015) appointed two conveyancing operators, BM Solutions Conveyancing and eConveyancer, part of the ULS Group, as preferred providers to the network. The appointment will include integration of both BM Solutions’ Conveyancing and eConveyancer’s platforms into Stonebridge’s own technology system, Revolution. BM Solutions Conveyancing offer […]Read More

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Tips to avoid errors on e-DRS applications

The Land Registry published a blog last month, aimed at highlighting ways that practitioners can eliminate errors on their applications to help quicken the process Online applications at the Land Registry have opened up a whole new process for conveyancers, creating an easier and overall more efficient system. The legal system is often criticised for […]Read More

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What is the value of conveyancing to your business?

Homemovers have the potential to open up a whole world of opportunities for law firms beyond the instructed conveyance. For most a house purchase is the first time they will be brought into contact with the legal services sector. It stands to reason that, as first through the door, this puts your law firm in […]Read More

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