How SDLT Compass can help your firm

It’s quite likely that, up until the last few years, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has not been a pressing subject in the minds of many UK Property Lawyers. Payable on all transactions above £125,000 at the moment, it’s hardly the most complex looking or exciting part of a property transaction, after all. You calculate […]

You’re not alone in facing these three staff retention challenges


Ahead of the “Top 5: Ways to improve staff retention in property roles’” tm:tv session at 12 noon on Tuesday 26th April, Dan Creed, HR Director at tmgroup, asked the panel “What are the biggest challenges facing property professionals right now in retaining their staff?” Here’s what they said… #1 – “Other industries poaching our […]

Is climate change affecting the property market?

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Climate change is quickly becoming a growing concern for homebuyers, together with the wider property sector which helps to support them. In October 2021 ahead of the COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, 75% of adults in Great Britain said they were worried about the impact of climate change1. The effects of climate change can […]

Knight Frank adopts Thirdfort’s AML solution for faster and more accurate client verification


Thirdfort’s proprietary risk engine selected to help agents identify fraud and money laundering risk faster, smoother, and more accurately Risk management platform Thirdfort has been selected by Knight Frank to provide an anti-money laundering (AML) solution for secure client onboarding. Combining digital identity, AML and source-of-funds (SoF) verification, Thirdfort’s mobile-first offering was chosen by Knight […]

MSD Law improve efficiency and risk management with Redbrick Solutions

Specialist property and private client lawyers MSD Law recently rebranded and relocated to Telford, Shropshire. Since 1999, the forward-thinking law firm, previously known as Donn & Co, have helped thousands of people with an array of legal issues. To support the firm in offering quality conveyancing services, MSD Law appointed Redbrick Solutions conveyancing case management […]

HMLR practice guide update – April 2022

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HMLR practice guide update: PG19 Notices, restrictions and protection of third-party interests (PG19) Page summary: How to apply for a notice or restriction to protect a third-party interest in an estate (practice guide 19). Change made: Section has been amended to clarify how part B of panel 3 in form RXC must be completed […]

Clio webinar: how to grow a law firm


How to grow a law firm: building foundations that scale To build any great structure, you need to start with a rock-solid foundation. When it comes to growing a law firm, that means building the processes that grow with your team. If you’re seeking to grow your law firm, and want to figure out the […]

Leaseholders on fixed retirement incomes could be denied equity release

Leaseholders on fixed retirement incomes could be denied equity release

New analysis reveals 450,000 homeowners in England and Wales are at risk of becoming mortgage prisoners because their leases have run down to less than 75 years, the crucial threshold for mortgage finance, including lifetime mortgages. The data compiled by Lifetime Mortgage Gateway Logistics (LMGL) shows there are currently an estimated 400,000 leaseholders in England […]

Propertymark issues guidance on Homes for Ukraine scheme

Homes for Ukraine

Timothy Douglas, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Propertymark, outlines the industry body’s response to the rise in practitioners receiving enquiries about accommodating refugees as it enhances its FAQ document to assist practitioners with the information they need. With more than 100,000 people registering with the Homes for Ukraine scheme and over eight million people […]

Dealing with the Land Registry – tips and traps


Stewart Title has been proud to work with noted property law expert Ian Quayle to deliver a unique series of FREE CPD Webinars for property lawyers on recent developments in case law and practice. In our next webinar on Wednesday 20 April, Ian will be looking at how to work effectively with the Land Registry to […]