Month: March 2020


Clarity Needed On Critical Home Moves

Developers in the residential property sector are calling on the government to provide greater clarity on what is deemed a ‘critical home move’ under the new Guidance released last week. Critical Home Moves are exempt from the police’s new powers to sanction non-essential movement if an alternative date is unable to be amicably reached. However, […]Read More


It’s Time To Fall Back In Love With The Phone

Bernadette Bennett, Commercial Manager – Legal at Moneypenny, explains why it’s a good call for organisations to focus on answering the phone – and doing it well – during unprecedented times. Over recent years, we’ve seen huge investment in digitalisation. The options for communicating with legal professionals have diversified to include platforms such as Instagram, […]Read More


Conveyancing Market Stakeholders Produce Industry Coronavirus Guidance

The following press release was written bu The Conveyancing Association (CA) and offers fresh advice for conveyancing professionals concerning transactions whilst the UK is on lockdown. The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today endorsed industry-wide guidance to conveyancing firms advising clients on house moves during the Coronavirus crisis. […]Read More

Conveyancing Property Market

Surveyors Demand Suspension Of Transactions

The surveying community is the latest sector urging the government to suspend housing transactions until government restrictions are lifted. Surveyors are calling on the government to provide clarity on their situation after recent grants and advice have left them vulnerable both financially and the outbreak. In a letter to the government, the Residential Property Surveyors […]Read More

Property Market

Is The Home Buying Process Essential Work?

At a time when the Prime Minister has announced a nationwide lockdown, with people working from home where possible and to only go to work “where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home”, the government are still debating whether conveyancing is an essential process. In the property sector, construction workers have been […]Read More


Improvements Are Happening In The Legal Sector

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has recommended that there are more use of fixed-fees and an increase in the Solicitor Regulation Authority’s fining powers as well as a comparison style website giving customers an indication of service each firm provides. These recommendations have come on the back of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) 2016 […]Read More


Two Thirds Of Construction Sector Down Tools

Almost two thirds (63 per cent) of builders feel as though the government are letting them down by failing to provide clear instructions about the sector whilst the UK is on lockdown. The majority of building companies and their employees feel as though the government should provide declarative guidance for the sector and open up […]Read More

Conveyancing Property Market

Introducing OneSearch Transact

INTRODUCING ONESEARCH TRANSACT: PROVIDING PROPERTY SEARCHES CERTAINTY AMID CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK OneSearch Direct, the largest local search data company in the UK, has today announced the launch of OneSearch Transact; a data-led transaction solution that provides property solicitors with access to required residential conveyancing searches and environmental reports, backed by insurance to safeguard new and existing […]Read More