Month: March 2021


Enquiry handling in lockdown and beyond

Remote working, home schooling, furloughed staff and Local Authority delays are just a few challenges faced by conveyancers during the past year.  This is set against a backdrop of growing caseloads, with HMRC figures showing a rise of 24% in property transactions compared with December 2019. On 3 March 2021, the same day as the […]Read More

Property Market

SearchFlow responds to the Land Registry’s House Price Index

Dr Tom Quirke, managing director of SearchFlow, the UK’s largest provider of legal due diligence data for residential and commercial property transactions, responds to the latest statistics that have been revealed in the UK Land Registry’s House Price Index: “Within the industry, it will come as no surprise to see that residential property transaction volumes increased by almost a quarter (24.1%) in January 2021, […]Read More


HMLR Practice Guide update: PG80

Here are the latest practice guide updates issued by HM Land Registry. Coronavirus (COVID-19): useful information for conveyancers (PG80) Page summary: Information about pre-existing and new practice of particular relevance in the current circumstances (practice guide 80). Change made: Section 4.1 has been amended. The automatic filing extension granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance […]Read More

Conveyancing Insight Organisations Property Market

LSB rally call to put consumers at heart of legal

The Legal Services Board (LSB) launched a consumer-focussed strategy for legal services in England and Wales, and called for collaboration to reshape legal services to better meet society’s needs. The ambitious ten-year strategy reflects that the significant challenges facing the legal services sector can only be tackled by people and organisations working together to pursue […]Read More

Conveyancing Firms & People Organisations Property Market Technology

Final full week to enter the British Conveyancing Awards

The deadline to enter the British Conveyancing Awards is fast approaching, with registrations closing on Wednesday 7th April. The awards are presented by Today’s Conveyancer alongside headline sponsor Lawyer Checker, and will be hosted by the BBC’s Samira Ahmed on 25th May, with the virtual ceremony taking centre stage at 3.30pm. Tom Lyes Director of […]Read More

Conveyancing Environment Firms & People Insight

Workington: House Demolitions needed after Coal Mine Shaft Collapses

A whole side of a street is to be demolished in Workington, Cumbria after a mine shaft was discovered under the properties. Tim Champney, Managing Director at Future Climate Info explains the alarming evidence of subsidence which has led to uncertainty and concern over the future, especially for those forced to relocate out of the family […]Read More

Firms & People

Movers and Shakers – 26 Mar 2021

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: Fraser Bell has joined Walker Foster as a Licensed Conveyancer Amanda […]Read More

Conveyancing Firms & People Organisations Property Market Technology

The British Conveyancing Awards are just two months away!

In two months time the conveyancing industry will be donning their finest bib and tucker as we all come together to celebrate the inaugural British Conveyancing Awards. The awards aim to recognise the herculean efforts undertaken by the sector over the past 12 months, as everyone has adapted to challenging conditions that a worldwide pandemic […]Read More