Month: June 2019

Legislation & Litigation Property Market

Government Offer Leaseholders Hope Following Immediate Sector Changes

Following a speech at the Chartered Institute of Housing Conference earlier today, James Brokenshire, Secretary of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that all new build housing will need to be sold as a freehold property. There will be an immediate action to ban Help to Buy developers selling leasehold houses. […]Read More

Firms & People Property Market

Double Shortlisting Honour For SearchFlow At The 2019 Modern Law

SearchFlow – the UK’s leading provider of search solutions and legal reports – has been announced as finalist in this year’s Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Conveyancing Awards, in two categories. It has been shortlisted in the ‘Search Provider of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Commitment to Training’ categories. The award nominations both celebrate SearchFlow’s commitment to […]Read More

Property Market

Landmark Information Announces Industry Partnership With CILEx

Landmark Information, the property, land and environmental data specialist, has been announced as an official industry partner of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).  Industry partners are recognised service providers that offer approved products and services to CILEx’s 20,000 members and stakeholders. Already involved in CILEx’s ‘specialist reference group’ for conveyancing and a sponsor […]Read More

Firms & People Property Market

LFS Conveyancing Awards’ Shortlist For Best Innovation in Conveyancing Shortlist

The Law Firm Services Conveyancing Conference and gala dinner with awards ceremony have become a leading conveyancing event in the UK, with its array of innovative ideas, exhibitors and speakers. The 2019 event, which is sponsored by Groundsure, brings together the conveyancing industry to celebrate its achievements in the last 12 months, will take place […]Read More


June UK Flooding: Our Vulnerability Exposed Again

After a sun baked February, the UK weather once again confounds us in June.  3 months rainfall in 3 days has left extensive flooding across parts of the Midlands, the South and Lincolnshire. It has led to fresh human dramas and exposed the vulnerability of our infrastructure to locally extreme rainfall and its impact on […]Read More


Who Should Report A SAR?

The publication this week of the Law Commission’s report into the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements for the reporting of suspicious activity has prompted firms to return the perennial question of who should be responsible for reporting? It’s been a long-held theory that the quality and quantity of SARs reporting might improve if it was the […]Read More

Call for Evidence Legislation & Litigation Property Market

Multiple Organisations Plead For Right To Rent Abolition

A group of national organisations have pleaded with the hopeful future leaders of Great Britain, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, to scrap the Right to Rent scheme which breaches human rights and causes racial discrimination according to the High Court. Residential Landlords Association, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and the3million, which protects […]Read More