Month: May 2021

Conveyancing Insight Organisations Property Market

Conveyancing fees ARE rising as demand outstrips supply

Figures obtained by Today’s Conveyancer suggest that conveyancers are increasing their fees in response to the challenges presented by housing market demand. In response to reports over the last week in the the estate agency and legal press that conveyancers are “hiking” prices, we can reveal that across England and Wales, prices have increased by […]Read More

Organisations Professional Indemnity

PII and Start-ups

The past year has certainly provided many challenges to this industry but we shouldn’t let that overshadow the fact that we’re at an exciting time in the development of conveyancing services. The last few years have seen an explosion of innovation with the development of new tools and technology that are revolutionising the home buying […]Read More

Conveyancing

Conveyancing recruitment expert’s view of the sector

With conveyancing job advertisements continuing to climb due to the stamp duty holiday, the government’s new mortgage scheme and overall impact of the pandemic continuing to change the shape of conveyancer’s professional working lives and the market, Dan Bowman, Director of recruitment company, Be Legal Ltd, gave his views and experiences on the conveyancing recruitment […]Read More

Conveyancing Firms & People Insight Property Market

Upfront property information one way to improve conveyancing process

There has been lots of noise over recent weeks regarding upfront property information. The introduction of the Buying and Selling Property Information (BASPI) dataset by the Home Buying and Selling group on 15th March began a lot of discussion. Many others in the sector have come out to show their support, with the Conveyancing Assocation’s […]Read More

Conveyancing

Work-From-Anywhere Conveyancing

How conveyancers work has changed—and it could be for the better for you and your firm. For a lot of conveyancing professionals, it was previously unthinkable that it was possible to work from home. The past two years have shown that it’s not just possible but very manageable for conveyancers and other legal professionals to […]Read More

Conveyancing Guest Writers Organisations

Why the government have got it wrong on Stamp Duty

When the Government first announced a Stamp Duty holiday in July 2020, it seemed like the ideal solution to boost a market dealt a hammer blow by the first national lockdown and the shock of COVID-19.  Transaction numbers plummeted between April and May 2020 as the housing market was forced to close completely. So, when […]Read More

Conveyancing

Ochresoft data reveals residential property conveyancing rollercoaster

New data released by Ochresoft – the legal workflow software specialist for property and private client lawyers – assesses the shifting ratio between the number of new residential property instructions versus the number of completions and now highlights the challenging ‘rollercoaster’ conditions facing conveyancers and property lawyers during 2021. This data compares instruction volumes versus […]Read More

Conveyancing Firms & People Insight Organisations Property Market Technology

Efficiency measures to manage client expectations

Written by Priscilla Sinder, Managing Director at Property Conveyancing Consultancy Ltd. In this short article I will look at two quick efficiency measures that can be implemented with very little cost but can reduce unnecessary calls and emails from clients chasing for their Title Information Documents. In today’s climate (excluding the hard conditions imposed on […]Read More

Professional Indemnity Technology

Professional indemnity insurance policies must provide clarity on cyber-related risks

The Law Society has today voiced its support of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as it consults on proposed changes to the minimum terms and conditions (MTCs) for professional indemnity insurance (PII) policies so they’re clearer on cyber-related risks. The SRA’s consultation response is in reaction to demands from the insurance industry for PII policies […]Read More

Insight Organisations

London firms fell short during the pandemic

A study of top London organisations – including a number of leading lawyers – has revealed almost half (47%) of firms expect call volumes to increase over the next few months – yet many struggled to manage their switchboard calls or prioritise customer service during the pandemic. The outsourced communications provider – which handles more […]Read More

Professional Indemnity

Professional Indemnity Insurance Renewals – Creating confidence for your insurer

The latest details for the next Minerva conversation has been released. This series of webinars has brought together some of the best influencers, regulators and experts within the industry. This time sees the team from Insurance experts Gallaghers’ Risk Team provide advice around achieving favourable terms, how to mitigate and minimise risk when applying from […]Read More

Guest Writers Insight

Closure of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund

All solicitors should be concerned by the forthcoming closure of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, set up years ago to effectively provide insurance cover for solicitors against claims and the money in the Fund was provided by solicitors. Since the year 2000, solicitors have had to buy insurance on the open market and the Fund has […]Read More

Conveyancing

Land Data releases Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence Shortlist

Land Data, the National Land Information Service (NLIS) regulator, has today revealed the shortlist of finalists for their upcoming 2021 Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence. After a 2-month period of judging the shortlist is now finalised. Entries and nominations were submitted by solicitors, conveyancers, customer service experts and local land charges personnel. […]Read More

X