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Before I get into the meat of this article, I recognise that with Easter completions approaching, you may not get a chance to read to the end of this piece, so I will shout out

The recent CA Conference was unashamedly focused on how the conveyancing process, and conveyancing firms, are moving in, and into, the ‘digital age’ and it was pretty clear there is widespread agreement that conveyancing work

Music fans of a certain vintage will recognise these lyrics from one of The Smiths’ powerhouse singles of the 80s no doubt, and wonder why they headline this particular article on conveyancing. Well, I start

As we reach the end of the year, it’s natural to be thinking about what has passed and what might be coming over the horizon, particularly in terms of the market conveyancers might well be

The announcement of the Leasehold and Freehold Bill in the King’s Speech was clearly a landmark moment for the sector, not least for all leaseholders themselves and all those stakeholders – including the CA –

On Tuesday 10th October, World Mental Health Day 2023 takes place and this year’s theme is that ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. I can think of few people who wouldn’t agree with that

Earlier this month, the newly-created Digital Property Market Steering Group (DPMSG) held its first conference and in a wide-ranging series of sessions there was plenty of positivity about what could be achieved by improved use

As we’re all acutely aware, there is no such thing as any sort of “Summer slowdown” when it comes to the focus on UK housing, and given the prominent position it holds from both an

building

You’ll have hopefully seen the CA’s Guidance document which covers the Buildings Safety Act and Building Safety (Leaseholder Protections) Regulations (England) which we launched back at the tail end of April. We believe this is

speaker

If you were in any doubt about the importance of the housing and mortgage markets to the UK economy, then recent weeks should have disavowed you of that notion. Currently, the heat has been turned

government

For all the talk about change within the home buying and selling process, it does genuinely feel like we’re at a tipping point in terms of moving into the next stage and that we are

image of people celebrating

I’m writing this slap bang in the middle of the inaugural National Conveyancing Week and I can’t think of a better time to be holding this series of events which make up the week, and

Housing in England

We might think we have focused a lot on upfront information (UFI) in recent times and there has been considerable cut-through and understanding on this subject right across our industry. However, I wonder whether we

conveyancers

At the start of any year, it’s positive to have a series of goals that you’d like to see resolutions for. Especially when you have been working on these for a long time and you

technology could save conveyancers time

Last week we held a series of member meetings in various buildings around the Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich. Reminders of Britain’s historical past on the high seas are everywhere in that part of

abuse of leaseholders

When it comes to the perceived abuse of leaseholders and what might be termed a dereliction of duty over the years by various stakeholders, there might be a temptation to throw every single one collectively

What we are reliant upon to make our transactions work?

This has, without doubt, been an “interesting” time for the conveyancing sector and, I think it’s fair to say, it remains a challenging one. I’m writing this just prior to the Government’s “fiscal event” and

aborted transactions

There is a considerable amount of evidence in the marketplace to show just how damaging aborted transactions and fall throughs can be for every single stakeholder – from the customer themselves to the agent, to

lenders

You will hopefully have seen some of the results from our 2022 survey of conveyancing firms looking at their lender interactions, relationships, and communication channels. Each year, we ask conveyancers to give their assessment and

There is a lot of talk about “modernisation” in the news at present and how that chimes with job retention, better working conditions, pay increases, and the like. This is not a debate that is

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