Law Commission not going far enough with attempts at leasehold reform

Digital Conveyancing

Recent recommendations by the Law Commission on reforming leasehold property have been compared to ‘window dressing’ by those opposed to the reforms.  Louie Burns, managing director of lease extension specialists, Leasehold Solutions, believes that the reforms offer a lot more rights to owners of freehold property.  Burns commented: “Whilst we welcome any changes that will make leasehold fairer […]

Sills and Betteridge discuss utilising technology to stay ahead of the competition

Redbrick Solutions

Sills and Betteridge are a modern, innovative and dedicated firm of solicitors.  Established more than 250 years ago, they have grown to be one of the leading firms in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire with nine offices across the region.  Sills and Betteridge offer the full range of legal services to both private individuals and business clients […]

LFS Best Individual Conveyancer of the Year Shortlist is announced.


LFS are delighted to announce the shortlist for the LFS Conference and Awards Best Individual Conveyancer of the Year Shortlist. The category of  Best Individual Conveyancer of the Year Shortlist  is open to any conveyancer controlling their own case load and is judged solely through customer feedback. The shortlisted nominations are as follows: Harvey Harding, PM Property […]

Leading search provider offers tips and insights on the benefits of social media for conveyancers

The legal sector is traditionally an industry which resorts to offline networking, however in recent years there has been a significant shift in conveyancers capitalising on their social media networks to build connections and showcase expertise. Geodesys – a leading provider of conveyancing searches for residential and commercial properties throughout England and Wales – has […]

Mortgage Lenders Ground Home Owners’ Plans to rent out property on Airbnb

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Despite Airbnb announcing 2017 profits of $93 Million and growing exponentially in recent years, UK home-owners are finding it extremely difficult to gain consent from mortgage lenders to rent out their homes; even for extremely short-term circumstances like those used for Airbnb.  According to the TelegraphMoney report, many lenders forbid the home-owner from renting out […]

Award winning Conveyancer Lawyer Talks about his career journey

John A

Specialist residential property lawyer, Jonathan Achampong has recently won ‘Conveyancer of the Year’ at the 2018 Modern Law Conveyancing Awards. This prestigious event, held in the Rum Warehouse in Liverpool, celebrates successes and achievements in the UK Conveyancing market. Jonathan is a partner at Wedlake Bell LLP, a full service law firm based in the […]

Government Stamp Duty Cuts Vindicated by Recent Statistics

The government have recently announced the quarterly statistics on stamp duty; claiming that 121,500 households have benefitted from the stamp duty cut. This equates to a saving of over £284 million.  Currently, first-time buyers purchasing houses costing less than £300,000 are immune from additional stamp duty costs; with any housing priced under £500,000 also receiving […]