LSB Approves CLC’s Plans To Cut Cost Of Practising

Property Transactions Recover Significantly In August

The Legal Services Board has approved the Council for Licensed Conveyancers’ (CLC) application to reduce its regulatory fee rate. The reduction supports the CLC’s strategic goal to reduce the regulatory cost burden on CLC practices in a way that is sustainable for the foreseeable future. Practice fee rates will now be reduced by 30% for the […]

Groundsure Appoints Ambiental Risk Analytics As A New Flood Data Partner

Groundsure Appoints Ambiental Risk Analytics As A New Flood Data Partner

Groundsure, a leading environmental search report specialist involved in over half of UK residential property transactions has appointed Ambiental Risk Analytics as a preferred flood risk data provider for a selection of its reports. As the global climate undergoes rapid and unprecedented changes, the importance of accurate risk reporting continues to grow. Ambiental Risk Analytics […]

CA Responds To Labour Consultation On Leasehold

CA responds to Labour consultation on leasehold

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (26th September 2019) issued its response to the Labour Party’s consultation report entitled, ‘Ending the scandal: Labour’s new deal for leaseholders’. Published in July this year, the report sets out the Labour Party’s plans for the sector and the measures it […]

Should The Housing Crisis Be A Conference Season Priority?

Should The Housing Crisis Be A Priority Of Conference Season?

Party conference season is in full swing and with an impending general election on the horizon before the end of 2019, it is surprising that housing policy and solutions for the widening housing crisis have not played a greater role in shaping the politicking on the various agendas. The housing sector has been a fairly […]

Brexit Uncertainty Restricts Residential Developments

Brexit Uncertainty Restricts Residential Developments

Despite the Government’s desire to solve the housing crisis by building 300,000 new homes per year by the middle of the next decade, it would seem that developers and home owners are reluctant to embark on construction projects as planning application numbers decline in the second quarter of 2019. According to Office of National Statistics […]

Increasing Risk and Cyber Threat in Conveyancing Sector

A look at the financial and reputational impact of poor cyber hygiene Recently, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) delved into the cyber threats persistently bombarding the legal sector. The report suggested that throughout 2016/17, £11 million was lost to cyber criminals. Unfortunately, since this point the sophistication of hackers has only increased with their […]