Phil Spencer reveals best agent, conveyancer, and broker firms for customer service

Phil Spencer reveals best agent

The largest annual event for the UK residential property industry took place last Friday when the prestigious ESTAS Customer Service Awards sponsored by Coadjute were hosted in London. As with last year agents, conveyancers, mortgage brokers and suppliers gathered together under the theme of ‘Working Together Better’. The winners were announced by Phil Spencer, who […]

Last chance to learn how to make the transition to Digital AP1s with InfoTrack

Review of the Year for Residential Conveyancers

The deadline for AP1s to be submitted digitally is only a few weeks away, so we’re offering one last chance to get you prepared 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. Join this 30-minute webinar to discover […]

UKLTA announces Student representative initiative

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The UKLTA is looking for student representatives to become part of a growing community of top law and technology firms. With over 85 organisational members, the UKLTA is dedicated to building a community where legal professionals, technology providers and consumers of legal services can come together in order to help shape the future of legal […]

Stamp duty cut to stay in place as Hunt reverses majority of mini-budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that almost all tax measures included in the mini-budget will be reversed, though the cuts to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) will remain in place. Hunt’s predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng, whom he replaced only days ago, had announced a series of tax cuts and abolitions in the House […]

Conveyancers face climate change diktat

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The debate surrounding the duty to advise clients on climate change risks continued its ascension towards the top of the conveyancing industry’s agenda at the Law Society’s National Property Law Conference on Thursday. Taking to the stage was Charles Roe, Director of Mortgages at UK Finance, with his views on what is expected of conveyancers […]

Affordability squeeze taking its toll on the market, data suggests


Several months of economic uncertainty followed by a succession of interest rate hikes is finally set to take its toll on a market that has until now remained unshakeable, data from several sources has suggested. Until recently, transactions continued to soar despite the cost of living squeeze, and house prices also remained firmly on the […]

Poll: Conveyancing fees in a market slowdown

With mortgage fees soaring, inflation remaining rampant, and the evidence showing a consistent decline in new buyer enquiries, a property market slowdown is certainly on the cards. Firms and their conveyancers will rightly be asking the question: “what happens to our fees?” Give your thoughts on this question in the below poll… “Conveyancing is now viewed […]

5% boost in transactions expected in 2023 despite market challenges – report

A recent report has claimed conveyancers can expect transactions to rise by as much as 5% in 2023 with a market value increase of 4% despite the uncertainties that plague the market. Within IRN Legal Reports’ UK Residential Conveyancing Market Trends Report for 2022, it is suggested that, with the cut to Stamp Duty Land […]

The differences between digital and electronic signatures and how best to implement them

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

In this podcast,  Alttaf Hussain and Valentina Dotto of Yoti join host David Opie to discuss electornic and digital signatures. At a time when the digitisation of legal services is under scrutiny, Alttaf and Valentina discuss the various types of electronic and digital signature available and walk us through the terminology. They also provide some […]

Diary of a high street conveyancer: 17th October 2022

A quick Google search will show so many different online comparison charts for solicitors’ fees. There are headings such as: “Save on your conveyancing fees” – well, yes, buy a cheaper house and save money that way would be my response to that one! “Compare conveyancing quotes online in just 10 seconds,” reads another. My […]