Chris Harris

Conveyancing Property Market

New Looming Obligations On Conveyancers

You never go to a conveyancing conference expecting flowers, blue birds chirping and the sweet sense of relaxation and ease waiving over you. The Law Society Property Section Conference today has certainly played to form.   About 200 conveyancers listened to this mornings session as reminders were given about all the new obligations that are coming, […]Read More


Thank you readers – we celebrate 5 years!

Five years ago this month, Today’s Conveyancer had a tentative start. Today we wanted to thank all our readers, advertisers and supporters for our growth. This month Today’s Conveyancer is surprisingly 5 years’ old and today we are a few hundred visitors away from 200,000 individuals to our website since launch. Who would have thought that […]Read More


Check it out message from Veyo team

"I would ask you to check it out and I believe that Veyo will be more efficient than you are presently using. Don’t take my word for it, come and check it out." Des Hudson, Chairman of Veyo. As most of our readers will be aware, the Law Society has formed a joint venture vehicle […]Read More


8 tips for Conveyancers PII renewals

With the renewal (for the majority of solicitors firms) nearly upon us, it is worth just having a look at a few top tips for firms involved in the residential conveyancing market.   Howden Windsor is one of the most respected expert brokerage for solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance so we are grateful that Steve Ray […]Read More


AA offers conveyancing

Following the AA being granted an ABS license last December the road recovery to insurance business has expanded into conveyancing. The web service for the service appears here. Consumers can obtain quotes 7 days a week  and have an 8am to 8pm response time weekdays. The service also offers fixed legal fees and includes ‘mover […]Read More


Gaby Hardwick to train 10 conveyancers

The Eastbourne Herald reported last week that Gaby Hardwick are investing £250,000 in an initiative to help them meet the rising demand for conveyancers.   With the rise in conveyancing transactions of the last 12 months and smaller firms struggling to stay on panels firms like Gaby Hardwick are having to innovate to meet the […]Read More


95% solicitors report negative stress at work

The Law Society has published research this morning on the health and well being of solicitors.  The research shows that nearly all solicitors (95%) suffer from stress. It also shows that nearly half (45%) go to work when they should be off sick. We doubt that this will come as any surprise to most conveyancers […]Read More


Lockton's Calum MacLean on Conveyancing Risk

Calum MacLean works out of the London and Bristol offices of risk management specialists Locktons. Today’s Conveyancer spoke to Calum about why conveyancing law is a risky business…. How much of your work is with conveyancing solicitors? ‘We work with a wide range of solicitors – currently around 700 firms from sole practitioners right up […]Read More


Leading search company for sale

On Wednesday 7th May Security Research Group plc (the owner of Property Search Group (PSG)) made the following announcement: “Security Research Group plc announces that it is to conduct a strategic review of its options concerning its wholly owned subsidiaries, PSG Franchising Limited and its subsidiaries and PSG Financial Services Limited. These options may include […]Read More


MMR delaying house sales.

Beth Rudolf, Managing Director of DC Law comments on how the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) is causing delays for estate agents and conveyancers. With only days before the Mortgage Market review altering the ways in which mortgages are sold Beth Rudolf, Managing Director of DC Law has warned how it is causing delays for estate […]Read More


Land Registry makes commercial data available

How might Land Registry operate post privatisation? Well last week Land Registry released over 3.2 million ownership records of freehold and leasehold land and property in England and Wales for a fee, this might give an insight into how Land Registry may seek to monetise the data it holds for us all in the future. […]Read More


SLC endorses The Conveyancing Association protocol

The Management Board of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) has endorsed the Conveyancing Association’s (CA) Protocol and is recommending its adoption by all Society members. The protocol is the first single reference point on best practice for licensed conveyancers and solicitors. The CA worked together with Connells, Move with Us, Countrywide and LSL Property […]Read More


MHM predicts 15% of conveyancers to close

myhomemove, one of the UK’s leading provider of mover conveyancing services, predicts that the launch of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) will see a dramatic impact on the conveyancing industry, resulting in further polarisation.  myhomemove’s predictions: • the top 100 firms will increase market share of the mover conveyancing market by 35%* • 15% of […]Read More


Shortage of conveyancers drives trainee intake

As many conveyancers struggle to fill conveyancing vacancies one of the larger conveyancers is investing heavily to ensure they have sufficient staff. Countrywide Conveyancing Services, is doubling its trainee intake for 2014 by enrolling 12 more applicants as part of its Trainee Lawyer Academy programme. The business took the decision to double the size of […]Read More