Month: February 2021

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Industry Bodies Petition Chancellor over SDLT

Three leading conveyancing membership bodies have written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak imploring the government to consider an “alternative” end to the SDLT holiday. Rob Hailstone, CEO of the Bold Legal Group (BLG), Mike Ockenden, Head of Secretariat at Society of Licensed Conveyancers and Beth Rudolf, Director of Delivery at the Conveyancing Association have responded to […]Read More

Conveyancing Guest Writers

Why extending the stamp duty holiday may not be the

“The stamp duty holiday has provided a fantastic boost to the housing market by driving demand for properties after the first national lockdown”, Simon Nosworthy from  Osbornes Law says. “With that in mind it would make total sense for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to give in to the clamour and extend the scheme which has seen […]Read More


Estate Agency – The times they are a changing

Michael S Day MBA FRICS FNAEA FARLA, Managing Director Integra Property Services, Director teclet and Founder Member Agents Together, has shared with us his thoughts on the recent reports that estate agency branches are declining. A recent report published by property industry data analysts TwentyCi suggested that 339 estate agency branches had closed during 2020 […]Read More

Firms & People

Convey Law finalists in Apprenticeship Awards 2021

Convey Law is proud to announce that we are Medium-Sized Employer finalists for the prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021! The Apprenticeship Awards acknowledge and celebrate the leading Apprenticeship providers in Wales. Over the years Convey Law has trained hundreds of Apprentices into competent conveyancing professionals who provide excellent conveyancing practice and customer service. Wales247 reports: Star employers, […]Read More

Conveyancing Legislation & Litigation

Updated practice guides: PG35, PG78 & PG19

Here are the latest practice guides updates issued by HM Land Registry. Corporate insolvency (PG35) How to deal with applications involving the insolvency of corporate bodies. Mainly for insolvency practitioners and conveyancers (practice guide 35). Page summary: Guidance for conveyancers on overseas companies and limited liability partnerships (practice guide 78). Change made: Sections 4.3.4 and […]Read More

Conveyancing Environment Insight Organisations Property Market

The First…. to Create Shorter, Fully Comprehensive Reports

Clarity and transparency is essential in any transaction; and the information which underpins a property purchase is no different. This is especially true of environmental searches – a specialist area where some legal practitioners may feel less confident advising on, especially if an issue such as contaminated land or flooding is flagged up. Environmental search […]Read More

Conveyancing Property Market

Residential property professionals more concerned about Stamp Duty than Covid-19

Residential conveyancers and estate agents both anticipate the Stamp Duty holiday extension verdict to have a significantly greater impact on their role in 2021 than either the COVID-19 vaccination programme or Brexit – according to the findings of the ‘Thriving in a Pandemic’ report published by tmgroup and mio earlier this month. The survey of […]Read More


Contaminated Land: How to protect your clients

At its worst, contaminated land may present a hazard to potential users of the land or environment. Although in most cases the risks associated with living on sites that have been previously used by industry are low.  Users may become exposed to contaminants such as by inhalation of hazardous materials and also through food grown […]Read More

Conveyancing Property Market

Over 100,000 transactions could benefit from SDLT extension

There has still been no official statement from the government regarding the ‘leaked’ potential six-week extension to the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday, which the Daily Telegraph reported on last weekend, yet Rightmove has estimated that if the extension takes place up-to 160,000 transactions could benefit from the tax saving. If 160,000 transactions were […]Read More

Firms & People Guest Writers

Consultancy Programme paves way for progressive working during the pandemic

Traditional Law For centuries, the legal career path has heavily focused around working and meeting clients within the office. As much as we as Solicitors enjoy this client and colleague interaction, this often structured and formal approach within Law firms, as well as the well-known long hours, has often created a challenge in maintaining a […]Read More