Month: August 2019

Conveyancing Insight Professional Indemnity

Expert Comments On Contracting PII Market And Law Firm Implications

The second largest global insurance broker, Aon, announced their partial withdrawal from the Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) market this summer leading many to speculate on the future of the insurance market for solicitors. Aon’s Maven scheme, providing PII for smaller law firms with between one to three partners, will not renew policies when they end […]Read More

Property Market

Public Call For Downsizing Stamp Duty Exemptions

Swathes of the population are calling for the Government to offer more incentives which would entice older homeowners to move and ultimately free up vast quantities of family homes. 44% of respondents believe that more help should be offered older home movers, according to recent research from McCarthy & Stone. The UK developer, specialising in […]Read More

Conveyancing Firms & People Legislation & Litigation

Persimmon Settle Cardiff Development Mis-Selling Accusations

A major UK house builder was put under the microscope this weekend, accused of mis-selling leasehold property to their customers. Persimmon reached an out of court settlement with their customers in a Cardiff development after it emerged the company failed to adequately inform the buyers they were purchasing a leasehold property. Homeowners in the St […]Read More

Conveyancing Property Market

Scottish Property Transactions Flourish Whilst UK Flounders

Whilst many areas of the UK property market flatten, Scotland’s market is flourishing with transactions reaching an 11-year high. Despite the impending Brexit deadline of 31 October, research, conducted by Aberdein Considine’s quarterly property monitor, found that the opening half of 2019 has been the most buoyant property period since 2008. The 25,806 sales completed […]Read More

Insight

Webinar: Why choose the Groundsure Avista?

Geodesys are holding a free webinar, ‘Why the Groundsure Avista report saves you time and money on every transaction.’ In this webinar we will explore the content and added value provided by the Avista report and will discuss how Avista keeps your transaction moving faster with Avista Action Alert, combined with clear navigation, layout and […]Read More

Conveyancing

Inbound Enquiries To Skyrocket Tomorrow

Conveyancing departments need to prepare for their most chaotic week with tomorrow set to become the busiest communication day for inbound enquiries to law firms. Call volumes will increase by 10% on the day following a bank holiday with consumers eager to discuss their home move, according to Moneypenny. The data looked at the Tuesday’s […]Read More

Conveyancing Fraud Legislation & Litigation

Conveyancers Warned Of Impersonation Fraud Invading The Sector

Multiple legal regulators have warned that impersonation fraud and spoofing using highly detailed and sophisticated social engineering techniques is rife in the legal sector at the moment. In the past week both the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have sent out scam alerts warning firms to be on the […]Read More

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