Dye & Durham sponsors the 2023 Conveyancing Association Conference

Dye & Durham strengthens and unifies UK brand

Dye & Durham, a global technology company providing legal professionals with cloud-based solutions for business transactions and regulatory compliance, is a proud sponsor of this year’s Conveyancing Association Conference on 7th February, 2023. The event brings together property conveyancers from across the UK to take stock of an unprecedented period in the conveyancing industry. Speakers […]

Leasehold Purchase & The Building Services Act 2022

A new webinar from Stewart Title The confusion arising from the introduction of sections of the Building Safety Act 2022 has created new hurdles for lawyers acting in a leasehold purchase. With this in mind and as part of their continued support for the conveyancing industry, Stewart Title has asked renowned property expert Ian Quayle to […]

Is conveyancing becoming too complex?

Conveyancers are, and always have been, expected to consider a miscellany of matters when acting in a transaction. However, it is no secret that conveyancers feel they are increasingly faced with a labyrinth of intricate issues stood between them and the end goal of helping clients move home swiftly and securely: Building Safety Act 2022 […]

Kate Faulkner on the property market, ROPA, upfront information, and the HBSG

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

The latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast sees industry expert Kate Faulkner OBE deliver her verdict on the current state of the property market, the ills of the home moving process, regulation of property agents (ROPA), upfront information and the work being done by the Home Buying and Selling Group to improve the experience for all. Since […]

#BCAwards2023 | Industry Champion vote opens as tickets go on sale

Tickets for The British Conveyancing Awards 2023, sponsored by Groundsure, are now available as the vote for the Today’s Conveyancer Industry Champion, sponsored by Minerva, opens today. The winner of this prestigious award will be announced live at the hybrid event on 21st March. The shortlist for the remaining awards will be released on Wednesday […]

Sharp fall in mortgage approvals amidst “sizeable fall in demand”

New data from the Bank of England has revealed mortgage borrowing fell sharply in December as the macroeconomic headwinds of late 2022 begin to take their hold on the market. The Bank said net borrowing of mortgage debt by individuals decreased from £4.3 billion to £3.2 billion in December – a decrease of over a […]

Gove calls for abolition of “feudal” leasehold system

Michael Gove has stated in no uncertain terms that the “outdated, feudal” leasehold system in England and Wales must be abolished. The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities told The Times that he’d like the government to “cut the Gordian knot” rather than continue to work around the complex, historic system. “I […]

Conveyancing firm defends itself following scolding in national press

Specialist conveyancing practice O’Neill Patient Solicitors has defended itself following national newspaper The Times’ publication of a damning editorial on its practices. The piece, which first appeared on their website on Sunday, is highly critical of the “nightmare” firm, with Consumer Affairs Correspondent Andrew Ellson referring to the negative reviews of nearly 700 clients who […]

Diary of a high street conveyancer: 6th February 2023

So, Michael Gove made a statement last week to say that he was going to abolish leasehold. To be precise, he said: “I don’t believe leasehold is fair in any way. It is an outdated feudal system that needs to go. We need to move to a better system and to liberate people from it.” […]

Supreme Court backs residents against Tate Modern in viewing gallery case

The owners of flats adjacent to the Tate Gallery’s viewing platform have won their “privacy” case against the gallery. In fact, the case was brought under the law of nuisance rather than in privacy. By a majority of 3-2 and in a Judgment given by Lord Leggatt, the Supreme Court has comprehensively re-stated the law […]

Inspiring the leaders of tomorrow to be confident online

Most firms work hard to create a culture where employees feel encouraged to speak up internally, but this doesn’t always translate in the same way to professional forums online. When talking with many of my younger staff about engaging with the wider conveyancing industry online, they often either don’t have the confidence to join in […]