Get Digital AP1 ready before the deadline

The deadline for AP1s to be submitted digitally is in a few weeks, don’t miss this last opportunity to prepare for the transition. With almost 800,000 AP1s submitted digitally via InfoTrack since 2016, we’re the leading provider that can help you easily navigate the changes. During this 30-minute webinar, discover how InfoTrack’s award-winning technology takes […]

Due diligence in Residential Conveyancing: Practical tips and essential risks

Ian Quayle, Chief Executive of IQ Legal Training, will join InfoTrack to cover the practical tips and essential risks that conveyancers need to be aware of in the provision of due diligence when handling residential transactions. Residential conveyancers won’t want to miss this one hour session exploring: • Key information, explanation, and advice for conveyancers […]

New “master broker” launches and becomes ESTAS sponsor for 2022


It has been announced today that Private Banker Finance – a new Master Broker for high end mortgages – is to sponsor the Mortgage Broker categories at this year’s ESTAS Awards. Chris Bland, Co-founder of Private Banker Finance, said: “At a time when sourcing mortgages for over £1m becomes more challenging every day, we are […]

HMLR practice guide updates: October 2022

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HM Land Registry practice guide updates: PG29, PG31, PG40s5 Registration of legal charges and deeds of variation of charge (PG29) Page summary: Advice for conveyancers on registration of legal charges and deeds of variation (practice guide 29). Change made: Section 3 has been amended to clarify when a plan should be included with a charge […]

Combining conveyancing technology to strengthen communication and transparency

Combining conveyancing technology

One of the leading firms offering conveyancing services to estate agencies and law firms has partnered with award-winning conveyancing case management provider, Redbrick Solutions, to provide a streamlined conveyancing process to all parties involved. TPS Group have been involved in more than 100,000 home moves, working with hundreds of independent estate agencies and law firms. […]

New webinar provides latest Japanese knotweed insight

Webinar Japanese knotweed insight

Invasive plant consultancy Environet UK is hosting a webinar on 21st October, 2022 at 10am aimed at property professionals including estate agents, conveyancers and surveyors, to provide the latest insight into Japanese knotweed and its impact on the sale or purchase of residential property. The hour-long webinar, which will be repeated on 14th February, 2023, […]

Worcestershire Law Society announce their Solicitor of the Year

Worcestershire Law Society announce their Solicitor of the Year

The Head of Conveyancing at South Worcestershire law firm Quality Solicitors Parkinson Wright has been crowned Worcestershire Law Society’s Solicitor of the Year 2022. Sarah Phillips, Residential Property Partner at the firm, was announced as the winner of the Awards’ highly contested Solicitor of the Year award by judge Kate Bould, who is managing director […]

Conveyancing job numbers indicate decline in confidence

As advertised conveyancing jobs decline by 20% in one week, I ask: what does this mean for the conveyancing sector? As someone that wants to know what’s going on in the sector, I measure the number of jobs advertised for conveyancers in the UK every day to determine how confident conveyancers are. The results in […]

Tech survey highlights divide between “haves” and “have-nots”

A survey has found that over half of respondent conveyancing firms are falling behind when it comes to the adoption of legal technology.  The Digital Conveyancing Maturity Index, an “industry-first assessment of the digital capabilities of law firms” say authors InfoTrack, looked at how conveyancing firms are adopting the raft of technology tools available to […]

Bank of England figures show boom in mortgage approvals for August

Latest figures show boom in mortgage approvals, reversing pattern shown in previous months Following a week of turmoil for the property industry the latest figures from the Bank of England (BoE) have shown that approvals increased in August, reversing a spiral of downward trends seen for the last several months. Figures show approvals increased to […]

Report shows average time to buy house increases to more than five months

Average time to buy now stands at 153 days compared to 124 days in 2019 The average time taken to complete a house purchase now takes longer than five months on average, according to research from Smoove’s Home Movers Report. Within the last six months, the average time taken to complete the home purchasing process […]

Early Bird Entries open for British Conveyancing Awards 2023

Entries for the recently announced British Conveyancing Awards are now open. Following the success of the sell-out 2022 awards, the third edition of the event has a new larger venue at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, and new headline sponsor in Groundsure.  The awards return on 23rd March 2023 and will again recognise and celebrate the […]

Diary of a high street conveyancer: 3rd October 2022

What a week – again! A week in which we were called on to dig deep and act as Agony Uncles and Aunts to our clients.  Much of this week was not about property law, but a matter of reassuring clients as best we could. Some of the questions I have been asked this week […]

Defined by a lego character

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

In this latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast David Opie is joined by Head of Property at Dutton Gregory Solicitors Paul Sams. Paul is better known to so many of us as “Lego Paul”… with his regular Friday musings on social media providing an entertaining and insightful end to the week. Known for his use of alliterative […]

20 years of high standards of consumer protection and product quality

The CON29DW Residential was developed in 2002 and 20 years on still provides vital drainage and water information for homebuyers. In September 2021, DWSN and the Law Society launched an updated CON29DW Commercial which standardised the commercial questions and also made provision for questions regarding wayleaves and easements. DWSN sets out clear Standards that ensure […]