Month: December 2015

Conveyancing

House prices up 5.6% for year in England and Wales,

House prices continued to rise into November with prices up 0.4% since October 2015, and 5.6% since November 2014. The rise takes the average house price to £186,325. The information from Land Registry also shows that despite growth in prices, volumes have fallen with the latest data for September showing a decrease of 8% year […]Read More

Conveyancing

Jonathan Smithers, Michael Day and Land Registry's Graham Farrant predict

With the New Year almost upon us here are predictions for the conveyancing market from the President of the Law Society Jonathan Smithers, Michael Day, Managing Director at Integra Property Services and traceWise, and Land Registry’s Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar, Graham Farrant. President of the Law Society, Jonathan Smithers, said: “The Chancellor’s recent […]Read More

Conveyancing

OneSearch Direct puts 3.5 million searches on the horizon for

OneSearch Direct, the UK’s largest local search data company, is celebrating a successful 2015 with the news that they have processed over 3.4 million searches since its inception in 1992. Searches include Regulated Local, Drainage and Water, Ancillary, and even Official Council searches obtained via the OneSearch Direct ordering platform. It has been an exceptional […]Read More

Conveyancing

Interview with Angelo Piccirillo, partner at AVRillo

Angelo Piccirillo is partner and co-founder of AVRillo, which has enjoyed an award winning year. Jane Common at Today’s Conveyancer asked Angelo what the accolades means to AVRillo – and how he plans to keep winning them… What’s your background Angelo: how did you get into in conveyancing? “Well, I’m one of three brothers and […]Read More

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Residential transactions drop 5.7% but strong end-of-year continues

Residential property transactions have dropped 5.7% month-to-month according to the latest information published by HMRC. The provisional seasonally adjusted UK property transaction count for November 2015 was 101,960 residential and 8,970 non-residential transactions. The seasonally adjusted estimate of the number of residential property transactions decreased by 5.7% between October 2015 and November 2015. However this […]Read More

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Letting agents pessimistic over Buy to Let changes

Four in ten letting agents are predicting rental stock supply will fall over the next five years – the highest propertion of agents to predict so this year, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). According to the report fewer agents are reporting rent increases, 23% for November, the lowest proportion this year, […]Read More

Conveyancing

SearchFlow launches the most comprehensive mapping system with land registry’s

Conveyancing search provider, SearchFlow has upgraded its online mapping system and ordering platform to incorporate Land Registry’s latest release of boundary data on freehold and leasehold properties. The latest datasets on property boundaries are being phased into SearchFlow’s auto mapping service, following the Land Registry releasing its national polygon datasets showing the boundaries of 14 […]Read More

Conveyancing

It’s Chriiiiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaas!

Don’t panic. Our FREE Express Search Service will help you get those completions sorted by the end of the year. Send multiple search requests on one email – let us do the work. Time is short, everyone needs to complete the transaction “yesterday”. We know that the last thing you are doing right now is […]Read More

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Weekly fraud roundup

Here are the most recent scam alerts issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Website for “Rowlands Solicitors” A website is claiming to represent “Rowlands Solicitors” and “The Trustworthy Solicitors”, rowlands-solicitors.co.uk. However the SRA state they do not authorise or regulate any firm by either name. The website lists the telephone number 01962 844 632 […]Read More

Conveyancing

Help to Buy ISA guidelines published

The Treasury has published the long awaited conveyancers’ guidelines for the Help to Buy: ISA. The Treasury say they “introduced the Help to Buy: ISA Scheme in order for the Government to help individuals to save for their first home. Savers will look to apply for bonuses from the ISAs in the New Year. However […]Read More

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Land Registry completes 206,321 searches in November

According to statistics released today, Land Registry completed 206,321 searches in November, down from 211,221 in October. Overall, 363,700 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings). 677,160 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan, 206,321 were searches and 93,721 were transactions for value. Number of searches processed by […]Read More

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