Month: May 2020

Conveyancing

Tens Of Thousands Of AP1 Registrations Awaiting Processing

The recently published ‘number and types of transactions for value’ released by HM Land Registry (HMLR) suggest that HMLR failed to complete applications anywhere close to the average in April. Overall, the data indicated that just 440 AP1 applications on transfers for value were completed last month. In contrast, despite lockdown impacting the property market […]Read More

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Conveyancing Association Issues Sector-Specific Guidance For Conveyancing Firms

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today issued newly-published sector-specific guidance for conveyancing firms in order to support Government plans on reopening the housing market, enabling people to move safely. The collaborative sector guide sets out how the legal aspects of home moving can take place while complying […]Read More

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Movers and Shakers – 29 May 2020

Here at Today’s Conveyancer, we wanted to share with you the good news we’ve had within in the industry of professionals joining firms and those who have moved up the promotional ladder. This week we’ve seen the following announcements with regards to appointments and promotions: Alan Rubenstein – has been appointed the NHBC Chair Natalie […]Read More

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Evalaution Of Post-Crisis Regulatory Changes Could Help Post-Covid Recovery

New research suggests that post-financial crisis regulatory changes have severely restricted many first-time buyers from climbing on to the property ladder over the past decade. According to the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association’s (IMLA) ‘First-time buyers: is the growth sustainable’ report, the government should look to ease many of these restrictions to help more first-time buyers […]Read More

Conveyancing

Further Ease On Lockdown Measures Announced

Tonight, Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that the Government’s Five Tests regarding the corona virus have been met, meaning that some more lockdown measures have been lifted. The announcement today enables a group of 6 people in England to meet in gardens and other private outdoor spaces from Monday 1st June. Social distancing is still […]Read More

Conveyancing

Chains Are Starting To Complete Once Again

Wednesday Today was particularly exciting – well in the world of a conveyancer it was! I had a chain complete! I have only had one chain complete during lockdown and I had forgotten the wait for that email from the buyers’ solicitor to say that the monies were on their way, checking the client account […]Read More

Conveyancing

Alan Rubenstein Appointed NHBC Chair

The leading warranty and insurance provider for new build homes, the NHBC, has announced the appointment of Alan Rubenstein as new Chair. Currently serving on NHBC’s board as a nonexecutive director, Mr Rubenstein undertakes his new role with over thirty years’ experience in the insurance and investment banking sectors. Alan Rubenstein, incoming Chair of the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Market Enjoys Busiest Day Since Lockdown

The property market enjoyed its busiest day yesterday since lockdown was introduced. Purchase mortgage search volume was 25 per cent higher yesterday than any other time since lockdown restrictions were introduced, according to Twenty7Tec mortgage data. Overall, mortgage search volume has increased by 11.89 per cent when compared with the same day last week, up […]Read More

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