Month: January 2020


VR Allows Home Buyers To Scope Out Development

A housebuilder in Scotland has embraced technology and is allowing home buyers the opportunity to utilise virtual reality (VR) to scope out the development’s neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is going to be situated in the NorthBridge area of Glasgow and is part of the Keepmoat Homes development. The builder said that: “The VR tour will allow […]Read More


Residential Registrations Decline In 2019

Despite the property market bounce back enjoyed by the sector following the general election at the start of December last year, the total number of property sales ended the year 0.91% lower than in 2018. The 1,180,610 sales completed in 2019 was marginally down on the 1,191,460 transaction in 2018, according to recent HM Land […]Read More


Private New Housing Investment Triples Since 2013

Total housing output has experienced strong and sustained growth since 2013. Over the past decade, private investment in new housing has tripled from £1.145 billion in 2010 to £3.025 billion at the end of 2019, according to ONS data. Similarly, new housing investment has almost doubled from £342 million to £588 million in November 2019. […]Read More


Index Turns 10!

Index is thrilled to be celebrating its 10th Birthday. Since its inception in 2010, Index has gone from strength to strength soon becoming the quickest growing search provider in the UK. We understand what Conveyancing professionals require and accordingly provide a bespoke service tailored to each individual client requirements.  We believe in creating a true […]Read More

Property Market

Residential Mortgage Approvals Enjoy Annual Increase

The mortgage sector ended the decade with strong December activity as mortgage approvals increased by 24% between December 2018 and December 2019. According to UK Finance’s December 2019 Household Update, mortgages approvals increased from 26,145 in December 2018 to 32,451 in the final month of the last decade. Similarly, remortgaging approvals also enjoyed a 30% […]Read More

Firms & People

New Recruits Announced At Adkirk Law

Kieran Egan and Anna Sparrow have joined the specialist conveyancing firm Adkirk Law. The Preston-based law firm specialises in conveyancing, fraud and regulatory law. Anna joins the firm with 13 years experience, having previously worked at Stephenson’s Solicitors and Slater and Gordon as a conveyancing solicitor. Whilst at Adkirk Law, Anna will focus on freehold, […]Read More

Firms & People

Japanese Knotweed Expansion For CEL Solicitors

Japanese Knotweed has been hitting the headlines again recently. Due to the problems this invasive plant brings to the conveyancing process, Liverpool-based law firm CEL Solicitors has expanded its core service lines. The firm have hired Mark Montaldo, to head up their Japanese Knotweed claims offering. The firm also specialises in housing welfare and data […]Read More

Firms & People

Moneypenny Becomes Industry Partner To Propertymark

Leading outsourced communications provider Moneypenny has become an industry partner to the UK’s foremost professional body for the property industry, Propertymark. Propertymark encompasses ARLA Propertymark, NAEA Propertymark and NAVA Propertymark and comprises more than 18,000 members across the UK. The partnership will see Moneypenny, which provides telephone answering and live chat services to more than […]Read More


Poweredbypie’s Webinar On AML Proves Popular In Light Of The

Search and software provider poweredbypie’s free webinar on AntiMoney Laundering has proved popular following the introduction of The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) which came into force on 10th January 2020. David Payne, Training & Compliance at poweredbypie explains: “We run around six free webinars each month for legal professionals, covering a variety of essential […]Read More