Month: September 2018

Conveyancing

Home Buyers Taking Longer Before Making An Offer

In a time of political uncertainty and anxieties concerning the future of our country as we exit Europe, it is unsurprising that potential buyers are viewing property for 23% longer before making an offer. A new report, by Hybrid estate agents, compared the 2018 results with those carried out in 2016. The results highlight a […]Read More

Conveyancing

CLC Price Transparency Guidance Announced

If you are a member from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), then the deadline for price transparency has been officially set for December 6th. Yesterday, the CLC released their official guidance and pricing templates that will meet the minimum standard requirements in relation to quality, price and service transparency. In addition to the guidance, […]Read More

Conveyancing

Today’s Conveyancer Roundtable deliberates referral Fees

Representatives from the UK’s most respected conveyancing firms, innovative suppliers to the sector, technology experts and industry commentators gathered yesterday to discuss the key topics concerning the sector. Hosted by Chris Harris, Managing Director of Lawyer Checker and owner of the Practical Vision network, attendees included partners, directors and senior representatives from Law Firm Services, […]Read More

Conveyancing

Roundtable Discussion on environmental issues and the role of a

Representatives from the UK’s most respected conveyancing firms, innovative suppliers to the sector, technology experts and industry commentators gathered on Tuesday to discuss the hot topics concerning the conveyancing sector. Hosted by Chris Harris, Managing Director of Lawyer Checker and owner of the Practical Vision network, attendees included partners, directors and senior representatives from Law […]Read More

Conveyancing

Consumer Confidence in Housing extremely low

The Building Societies Association’s (BSA) Property Tracker Index has found that consumer confidence in the housing market remains low. The figure for September sits at the negative figure of -4% which is a 3% decrease on June’s figure of -1%. In fact, the last time the public posted any positive feelings around the right time […]Read More

Conveyancing

Families Continue to Live in Leasehold Nightmares

Getting the keys to your new home following the arduous home buying process is usually a milestone memory of joy that is difficult to replicate. However, for the thousands of people trapped in unreasonable leasehold agreements, their home can become an unsaleable prison. The majority of stories seem consistent, highlighting a clear mis-selling of leasehold […]Read More

Conveyancing

Legal technology conference launches in Sheffield

The LegalTech North Conference aims to bridge the gap between law and technology, bringing lawyers together with innovative tech solutions. The one day event in November will explore how technology can be used to resolve key challenges facing law firms today. The conference will also see the launch of a new legaltech incubator. Leading voices […]Read More

Conveyancing

The legal sector and war against cyber criminals

The war against cyber criminals has been under way for many years now. In most cases we hear about the detrimental impact cyber criminality is having on law firms. Lured in by the sensitive information and potential of lucrative profits if the scam works, law firms have been particularly susceptible to fraud. We know that […]Read More

Conveyancing

Labour announce their housing policy intentions

With whispers and rumours of a possible snap election in the near future, Labour have announced a number of potential housing reforms that they hope will reinvigorate the housing market and improve the housing crisis. A potential Labour Government would put a levy on thousands of second homes that are currently used for holidays. The […]Read More

Conveyancing

57% of Small Law Firms completely unprepared for reforms

Despite industry wide publicity and constant speculation, a recent report has claimed that 57% of small law firms remain ‘completely unprepared’ for December’s reforms or had no idea that there were any proposed changes. The report, carried out by analytics specialists LexusNexis UK, outlines a range of concerns posed by small law firms in the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Today’s Conveyancer Second Roundtable Roundup

On Tuesday, representatives from the UK’s most respected conveyancing firms, innovative suppliers to the sector, technology experts and industry commentators gathered to discuss the hot topics concerning the conveyancing sector. Hosted by Chris Harris, Managing Director of Lawyer Checker and owner of the Practical Vision network, attendees included partners, directors and senior representatives from Law […]Read More

Organisations

Industry experts to share the ins and outs of conveyancing

UK provider of conveyancing searches is heading to Grantham on 3 October for CPD event Geodesys – part of Anglian Water and a leading provider of conveyancing searches for residential and commercial properties throughout England and Wales – is teaming up with industry experts for their latest Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar for modern conveyancers […]Read More

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