CA Issues Response To MHCLG Implementing Leasehold Reform Consultation

Conveyancing Association

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (19th November 2018) issued its response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) consultation on Implementing Reforms to the Leasehold System. The consultation deals with implementing the Government’s plans for leasehold houses and also includes questions on the […]

Lawyer Checker Celebrates Its Re-certification Of ISO 27001

Lawyer Checker

Lawyer Checker is proud to announce its recent re-certification of its ISO 27001 compliant Information Security Management System which provides for improved customer and business partner confidence in the industry. Requiring an intensive assessment of all internal policies and procedures, the attainment of this international standard demonstrates our commitment to compliance and information security, which […]

Mishcon De Reya Invests In MDR LAB Start-Up Thirdfort

Mishcon De Reya Invests In MDR LAB Start-Up Thirdfort

Mishcon de Reya has invested in Thirdfort, one of its MDR LAB 2018 legal tech start-ups, which works with lawyers to securely hold money during property transactions. MDR LAB is Mishcon de Reya’s incubator programme for start-ups operating in the legal space. In May 2018, the firm ran the programme for the second consecutive year, […]

Treasury To Help Mortgage Prisoners

Treasury To Help Mortgage Prisoners

Nicky Morgan, Secretary for the Treasury, has claimed that parliament should be doing more to help people that are shackled to their poor mortgage deals. Up to 150,000 home owners are stranded and fettered to with their current mortgages set at extremely high rates. These people are then unable to successfully remortgage their property. Mortgage […]

BSA Report Indicates 100% Mortgages Are Desperately Needed

BSA Report Indicates 100% Mortgages Are Desperately Needed

Throughout the past three years the bank of mum and dad have become a legitimate and authoritative presence in the UK lender market. However, with the Building Societies Association (BSA) highlighting that 87% of its members anticipate the dependence on the bank of mum and dad will only grow in the next ten years, it […]

Five Benefits Of Attending A Conveyancing CPD

Conveyancer Training

Since November 2016, the SRA (Solicitor Regulation Authority) rules around how legal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is undertaken have been relaxed in order to allow practitioners to tailor their approach to professional development. Although the SRA, CLC (Council for Licensed Conveyancers) and CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) all expect members to undertake CPD activities, […]

Private Members Bill Could Abolish Unreasonable Freehold Land Charges

The Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared Facilities) Bill will look to ensure that the charges are proportional and fair in the future.

A private members bill which aims to ban unacceptable ‘fleecehold’ charges on private estates has been launched in parliament. Currently, charges can be applied to freehold properties on estates where the land is not controlled by the local council. Here, roads, lighting and communal areas are owned by the estate developer who can apply maintenance […]