Code for signing and exchanging property contracts 2024

Is the way property contracts are exchanged changing?  A Draft Code For Signing And Exchanging Property Contracts has just been presented for consultation. The Law Society of England and Wales and the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee (CLLC) are consulting with conveyancers and key industry stakeholders on a new draft code for signing and exchanging […]

TV Property Expert Phil Spencer Presents Sort Legal With Customer Service Award

Derby-based Sort Legal has been awarded the Silver Award for the East Midlands in the Conveyancers category at the coveted ESTAS Customer Service Awards 2023, the most prestigious awards in the UK residential property industry. The company, whose head office is in Derby and has a second office in Cardiff, beat 28 other finalists to […]

Is your firm receiving small, unexplained payments by card?

Have you noticed small, unexplained card payments to your firm? Criminals use ‘pay online’ website links to test stolen credit and debit card information, which can ultimately lead to much larger cases of card fraud. If you allow just anyone to make a card payment to your firm through your website, you may inadvertently be […]

Nearly half of homebuyers say lawyers are too slow

NEARLY HALF OF HOMEBUYERS SAY LAWYERS ARE TOO SLOW Paper documentation, ID verification and cost are all cited as significant pain points for homebuyers. Nearly half (45%) of homebuyers say slow property lawyer response time is a key pain point in the house buying process, according to research from risk management platform Thirdfort. The research […]

InfoTrack’s ‘Take me to Australia’ promotion returns for a 6th year

InfoTrack have announced the return of their ‘Take me to Australia’ promotion – the hugely popular prize draw to win a two-week holiday in Australia for two.   InfoTrack’s award-winning suite of solutions range from client onboarding through to post completion. Recent InfoTrack innovations allow their clients to share digital contract packs with other conveyancers […]

The return of the Digital Conveyancing Summit – book your Masterclasses now

Following the incredible success of last year’s inaugural Digital Conveyancing Summit, InfoTrack are proud to announce that it is returning on 22nd November 2023. With panel sessions from leading industry experts throughout the day, you’ll learn how technology is driving the world of conveyancing, accessing the information you need to confidently navigate the digital conveyancing […]

Martello announce the launch of the Residential Environmental Search Report

Martello, the newest entrant to the property searches market is pleased to announce the launch of the Martello Residential Environmental Search Report. The independent entrant brings together industry experts along with geospatial data scientists and software engineers to create an unrivalled search proposition that has the conveyancing industry at its very heart. The search compromises […]

Law Society asks for members’ views on unbundling

The Law Society of England and Wales is calling on its members to share their experience about how they are delivering unbundled legal services. Unbundling allows solicitors and clients to agree that some tasks traditionally carried out by a solicitor such as – drafting letters, attending court hearings or legal research – will be completed […]

PIMFA continues to urge for FCA to have a role in combatting fraud

PIMFA, the trade association for wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, has repeated its call for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to have a greater role in combatting fraud in response to a call for evidence from the Home Affairs Committee. In May 2022 PIMFA, giving evidence to the parliamentary […]