Month: November 2016

Fraud

Warning: new email scam alert

Most solicitors and conveyancers are aware of the potential frauds and scams they and their clients can get caught up in if they are not constantly vigilant. Emails can be monitored and virtually duplicated in order to divert deposit and or completion funds to bogus accounts. Passports (and other documents) can be obtained or forged […]Read More

Firms & People Organisations Technology

Conveyancing Association members figure heavily at British Chambers of Commerce

Three members of the Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, have figured heavily at the British Chambers of Commerce National Awards 2016. The Awards ceremony took place on the 24th November at the Brewery in London and they highlighted and rewarded businesses from across the UK, who went through a […]Read More

Fraud

£500k property fraudster faces 14 months

Following the case which occurred last month, a third member of a gang responsible for the Stockport property fraud operation was sentenced last Wednesday. The victim of the fraud has described his shock of seeing his £500,000 home for sale on Rightmove. Police later found that, by stealing letters delivered to his address, two men […]Read More

Compliance Firms & People

CLC Business Plan for 2017 and Annual Regulatory Return Analysis

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), the specialist property law regulator, has today published two documents that will underpin its work in 2017 and beyond: the Annual Regulatory Return (ARR) Analysis 2016 and its business plan for 2017. The analysis of the Annual Regulatory Return (ARR) looks at a great deal of information provided by […]Read More

Property Market

Does the Government really need to reform the house-buying process?

The Government’s pending call for evidence on reforming the house-buying process has been welcomed by many who believe change from the top could deliver efficiencies and reduce the number of failed transactions. I, alongside many, have fully supported attempts to improve the consumer and solicitor experience – there is no denying that the path to […]Read More

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