Residential Property Forums for lawyers 2024

Throughout 2023, Stewart Title ran a very successful series of Residential Property Forums for lawyers. Stephen Smith, Country Manager for Stewart Title’s UK Operations, said: “When we ran our first Residential Property Forum, we didn’t know what type of market response we would receive. From the start we realised that conveyancers appreciated the chance to […]

HM Land Registry and lenders to end progress chasing

HMLR practice guide

HM Land Registry is working with mortgage lenders to ensure they will no longer need to chase conveyancers for updates on the status of their applications at HMLR. In a new pilot, HMLR will provide ten of the top mortgage lenders with data on the progress of their applications directly. Last week HM Land Registry […]

Free training webinar to give crucial residential conveyancing updates

Legal professionals are invited to join a free residential conveyancing update webinar on 23rd January, courtesy of searches and conveyancing data specialists, tmgroup and IQ Legal Training, setting the tone for a successful start to 2024. The Residential Conveyancing Update will enrich understanding of latest residential conveyancing developments, with crucial insights and valuable takeaways for […]

ALEP members agree with the need for Ground Rents reform

In a survey of members of ALEP (the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners), 80% agreed with the statement, posed in the government’s ongoing consultation on ground rent reform (which closes on Wednesday 1th7 January), that “residential ground rents can have a negative or undesirable impact on the sale of leasehold properties”. As part of its […]

Majority of professionals seek more employer support for wellbeing

55% of professionals think employers should be doing more to help with employee wellbeing – whilst over two-fifths of senior leaders feel their increased spending on wellness benefits is going by largely unnoticed. A new poll from international recruitment firm Robert Walters has found professionals in the UK & Ireland are increasingly feeling that their […]

Home mover activity surged in first week of New Year, data reveals

New registrations for home move services, including conveyancing, surveying and removals, were 73% higher in the first week of January 2024 than the same period last year, according to data from reallymoving. After a quieter 2023, in which prices fell by 4.7% annually but did not collapse as some forecasters predicted, the data suggests movers […]