Conveyancing Association Launch Updated Version Of Cyberfraud & Fraud Protocol

Conveyancing Association launch updated version of Cyberfraud & Fraud Protocol

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (4th February 2019) revealed a revised fourth version of its Cyberfraud and Fraud Protocol which seeks to provide CA member firms with practical information on how criminals operate and the measures they, and their staff, can take to avoid being victims […]

Pali Celebrates Twenty Years In Business

Pali Celebrates twenty years in business

Doesn’t time fly? Twenty years ago this year I was buying my current house and the transaction was taking forever. I asked my conveyancer what the holdup was and he told me it was the local searches. I had no idea what was involved but after he explained it to me I asked if I […]

CLC Unveils Diversity And Inclusion Review

Diversity in workplace

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has launched a project to support its regulated community in developing more formal measures to promote diversity and inclusion. Dame Janet Paraskeva also revealed plans for a revised Customer Charter and that she has agreed to stay on as Chair of the specialist property law regulator for a second […]

Trade Body Route Provides Japanese Knotweed Guidance

Japanese Knotweed Plant

A national trade body is signposting lawyers to a wealth of free advice on Japanese knotweed. The move comes after a Parliamentary inquiry regarding the invasive, non-native plant was held recently at the House of Commons. During the course of the meeting, the Science and Technology Committee was keen to see new information provided, to […]

HMRC Rubber Stamp New Changes On Stamp Duty Land Tax

HMRC Rubber Stamp New Changes On Stamp Duty Land Tax

In less than a month, 1st March 2019, all Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) returns in England and Northern Ireland will need to be filed and paid within 14 days, as opposed to the current 30-day deadline. Time scales will not change in Scotland and Wales at this time. During the Autumn Statement of 2015, […]