Reflections on property market trends in Q1 2023

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

In this latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast host David Opie welcomes Ben Robinson and Rob Gurney on to discuss the latest Landmark Property Trends Report. Ben is the Managing Director of Landmark Estate Agency Services, and Rob is the Managing Director of Ochresoft; both well placed to comment on the data which provides insight into 4 […]

AI: What does it mean for conveyancing?

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The power of artificial intelligence (AI) has reverberated around the world in recent months. Whether driven by excitement, concern, or apathy, many have asked: what does it all mean for conveyancing? The answer to this question changes with each passing day. However, by looking at how AI is already being deployed within the property and […]

Amiqus achieves High Confidence certification for basic, standard and enhanced DBS checks


Amiqus, the UK’s leading compliance and onboarding platform and 5th fastest growing fintech, has achieved high confidence profile certification under the UK Trust Framework, enabling a digital approach for all levels of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record checks. The certification covers basic, standard, and enhanced DBS checks, allowing  hiring organisations to carry out […]

MyNestBox announces rebrand ahead of its first search product for conveyancers


Martello, the instant search provider formerly known as MyNestBox, is excited to announce its rebrand and the launch of its new website, signalling its growth and investment in the conveyancing industry over the past three years. With its first search from the pack, the Martello Residential Environment Report, set to launch in the next eight […]

Conveyancing Association launches new building safety guidance

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The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched a guidance document for conveyancing firms which addresses The Building Safety Act and Building Safety (Leaseholder Protection) (England) Regulations 2022. Leaseholder protections outline the need for a Leaseholder Deed of Certificate and Landlord Certificate and apply to buildings at least 11 metres/five storeys, while a new regulatory framework applies […]

Uptick in transactions kickstarts spring selling season


This year’s spring selling season has begun on a positive note with a slight uptick in the number of property transactions, new data from HM Land Registry (HMLR) has revealed. Specifically, the number of residential UK property transactions – seasonally adjusted –increased by 1% in March 2023 compared with February 2023. The non-seasonally adjusted figures […]

ALEP calls on Government to amend Building Safety Act

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The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Professionals (ALEP) has written to the Government to call for an urgent amendment to the Building Safety Act 2022 (‘BSA’), which it says is currently causing doubt and uncertainty for leaseholders and the professionals trying to advise them. ALEP’s letter to Rachel Maclean, Minister of State (Housing and Planning) highlights […]

Mortgage availability ‘significantly subdued’ in Q1 – report

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New data collated by Landmark Information Group has revealed mortgage availability remains “significantly subdued” following uncertainty in Q4 2022 despite the market showing some signs of recovery. Landmark’s newly released Q1 Residential Property Trends report analyses property data for Q1 2023 across the entire residential property transaction chain. Landmark’s data revealed “partial signs” of market […]

King Charles III Coronation: A lookback at 70 years of British Housing

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When the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place on 2nd June 1953 the average house cost just £1,692 and the average salary was £333. Now, His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation, on May 6th, it is a very different picture. Over the past 70 years, average house prices have soared and to […]

Homeowner wins battle against ‘only sell to locals’ rule – report

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A homeowner has proved that people living nearby could not afford his house against an ‘only sell to locals’ rule, according to reports. Businessman, Sean Taylor, who set up the £100 million Zip World company, was told that his home could “only be sold to a person working within two miles of the property”. Planners […]

Property lawyer highlights need to check rights of way and restrictive covenants

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New data has revealed that a leading Midlands property lawyer has highlighted the need to check rights of way and restrictive covenants connected to land after successfully representing a landowner in a High Court dispute. After acting on behalf of his client in relation to the misuse of a track and agricultural land by a […]