Natasha Harding

Having previously worked as a wedding photographer for 14 years, a change in family circumstances gave me a taste for family law, particularly in divorce, child custody and especially parental alienation.

I am now doing an LLM in Legal Practise with the aim to work within the legal industry, specialising in family law.

Conveyancing

Calls For Stamp Duty Holiday To Become Permanent

One of the UK’s leading independent real estate consultancy has stated that the stamp duty holiday, which has raised the threshold in which stamp duty becomes payable, should be made permanent. The stamp duty holiday, announced by Rishi Sunak in July, can save buyers up to £14,999 due to increasing the current threshold of £125,000 […]Read More

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National Firm Closed Down By SRA

A national firm, with offices across the United Kingdom, has been closed down by the SRA after they failed to comply with terms of its licence. An SRA spokesperson stated: “An intervention means the SRA has closed a firm with immediate effect.  It will stop the firm from operating, take possession of all documents and […]Read More

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Buying A Home More Important Than A Summer Holiday

In what Rightmove is describing as the “rulebook being rewritten”, the mini boom the housing industry is currently going through is accelerating rather than decreasing. Usually the summer holidays are a time of relief for those in the industry, as buyers indulge in summer holidays and time spent off with family, rather than opting for […]Read More

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HM Land Registry Enhances Users’ Portal Experiences

HM Land Registry has confirmed that customers are now able to manage all applications through the Land Registry Portal as well as all correspondence in one place. Following the announcement that Land Registry was to allow electronic signatures  for transfers of ownership, leases, mortgages and other property dealings, the confirmation that all applications can now […]Read More

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Surge In Conveyancing Vacancies

Since the 23rd July 2020, Today’s Conveyancer has been keeping track of the number of adverts that include the term “conveyancer” on recruitment website Indeed, which has shown an increase of over 34%. Estate agents and those in the industry have reported a surge in sales of property following the announcement of the stamp duty […]Read More

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Responses To Proposed Planning Reform

Following the white paper reforms to planning, we round up some of the responses by those in the industry. Yesterday the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick (6 August) announced an overhaul to the planning system that would improve a currently “sluggish” systems and allow more development to take place quickly on brownfield sites, leaving green and […]Read More

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Rightmove Half Year Revenue Results Annouced

Rightmove results have been released showing a revenue and profit drop for the six months to 30 June 2020. Dominated by the pandemic, for the first six months of 2020, it is not surprising that the numbers had dropped, coupled with the fact Rightmove gave its customers a 75% discount. The results showed that revenue […]Read More

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Consultation To Reform Planning System For The Future

Today, 6 August, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that an overhaul of the planning system is needed, to deliver “high-quality, sustainable homes communities need” and that need will be at the heart of “significant reforms” to housing policies. Stating the current situation is “sluggish” in providing homes and ineffective in obligating developers to properly fund […]Read More

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