Wandsworth Council joins the Local Land Charges Register

Wandsworth Council joins the Local Land Charges Register

Council joins register to help to support local property buyers Wandsworth Council transferred its local land charges (LLC) service to the national LLC Register, giving citizens and businesses instant access to the information. The LLC search is an important part of the conveyancing process, revealing restrictions and prohibitions affecting land and property. Common charges include […]

Epidemic of mergers continues throughout the sector

Epidemic of mergers

Further mergers between law firms have been announced, whilst a declining numbers of firms have also been revealed. IBB Law LLP and Owen White Solicitors have announced a merger, as of the 1st of January. This will result in a combined amount of 36 partners, 100 lawyers, and £24m in annual turnover. The firm will […]

Conveyancing firm doubles in size after its first acquisition

Conveyancing firm doubles in size

A North Yorkshire-based conveyancing firm has doubled in size following its first acquisition. Grey-Smith Legal, which is based in Saltburn, opened in 2021 and has since gone on to open a further office, in Spennymoor, County Durham. Grey-Smith Legal has now acquired 25-year-old Cochrane’s Law Firm, which serves the nearby Teesside region, taking on its […]

How will the FCA’s new greenwashing regulations affect the housing sector?

FCA’s new greenwashing regulations

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced its plans to crack down on greenwashing with new regulations, including how green terms like ESG, Green or sustainable can be used and sustainable investment product labels. What’s considered greenwashing? Greenwashing is when an organisation markets itself as environmentally friendly without minimising its environmental impact. It’s classed […]

Digital applications to be supported by redesigned portal homepage

The HM Land Registry portal will have a new look from 30th November to support the move to digital applications by default From 30th November 2022, HM Land Registry’s business customers will see a redesigned homepage when they log in the HM Land Registry customer portal. This will be the first major redesign since the […]

HMLR: What are the “four keys of automation”?

four keys of automation

In a recent blog, Angie Clarkson explored how automation will transform our services. While the majority of our services are already automated, we believe we can automate much more and deliver faster, simpler services for our customers. However this is not going to be simple. While much of the groundwork for automation has been achieved through […]