Championing Women in Law

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With the women’s world cup captivating households this summer, we couldn’t help but delve into an industry we know quite well and explore how women have played their part through the years – Women in law! Empowering Women in the Legal Profession – A Historical Perspective The legal landscape in the United Kingdom has undergone […]

DLUHC releases new Landlord Certificate


The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has released a new version of the Landlord Certificate that must be used moving forwards. The form exists so that landlords can pass on any historical safety remediation costs to leaseholders in a relevant building for the purposes of the Building Safety Act 2022. The DLUHC’s explanation […]

Agents given new guidance on property advertising terms

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Estate and letting agents have been provided with new guidance on property advertising terms as well as how to deal with vendors. The guidance comes from the National Trading Standards Estate & Letting Agency Team and has been developed in consultation with industry stakeholders. The guidance is designed to provide clarity and consistency for agents […]

Demonstrated Compliancy with CQS

Hoowla is pleased to host a FREE 1 hour webinar with guest speaker and CQS expert, Tracy Thompson, on 18th of September. Legal professionals, solicitors, and conveyancers are encouraged to attend this insightful session to enhance their understanding of CQS and its practical implementation. Guest speaker webinar Highlights: The assessment and CQS unveiled: During the […]

CLC proposes 10% increase to practice fees


The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has proposed a 10% increase to its practising fees in what would represent the first change to fees since 2021. Under the proposals – on which the regulator has launched a consultation – individual practising fees would remain unchanged. The CLC says fee rates are calculated based on turnover […]

Conveyancer struck off for persuading clients to pay into personal bank account

A conveyancer has been banned from the profession for persuading clients to pay into his personal bank account and “cutting costs” for people, according to reports. Phillip Harris, who worked on behalf of a Milton Keynes firm, was found to have “provided nine different clients with his own account details”. Harris joined the firm in […]

Government accrues £884.2m in SDLT in six months despite changes to thresholds

The latest research estimated that, despite changes to stamp duty thresholds implemented last September designed to save homebuyers money, the nation has still paid an estimated £884.3m in the following six months, climbing to £2.9bn over the last year.  Following the stamp duty holiday that helped spur the pandemic property market boom, the Government announced […]

HM Land Registry launches ‘Essentials’ training for new conveyancing staff

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HM Land Registry has launched an initiative to help new conveyancing staff get to grips with the practices and processes involved in “lodging high-quality applications”. Comprising a “varied and comprehensive” range of basic training materials, “HM Land Registry Essentials” is a self-service training package aimed at helping new staff, as well as more experienced colleagues […]

Becoming the only choice: The power of brand differentiation

In today’s highly competitive business landscape, legal conveyancing firms must strive for more than just delivering quality services. They need to differentiate themselves from the competition to stand out in the market, attract the right customers – and attract the right talent to work for them. By focusing on what makes you different you can […]