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Search Delays Could Be Costly for Your Client

Jeremy Hunt’s spring budget didn’t contain many surprises for property lawyers, but the unexpected decision to abolish Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) starting 1 June 2024 has caught many off guard. Although MDR was the subject

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

Throughout 2023, Stewart Title has run a series of Webinars and Property Forums for lawyers. Attendees raised questions in all of the sessions with one topic dominating the discussions; the Building Safety Act 2022. “We

According to a recent YouGov poll, 63% of house buyers would consider suing former owners if they discovered Japanese Knotweed in their garden after moving in. Although sellers of properties are asked in the TA6

A new webinar from Stewart Title The confusion arising from the introduction of sections of the Building Safety Act 2022 has created new hurdles for lawyers acting in a leasehold purchase. With this in mind and

property legislation and caselaw

Despite an uncertain property market in 2022, conveyancers remain exceptionally busy and often don’t have the time to keep up with all the changes in property legislation and caselaw. To help you stay up to

Stewart Title is very pleased to announce that they are sponsoring the Award for Pro Bono/Corporate Social Responsibility Lawyer at the forthcoming Berks, Bucks & Oxfordshire Law Society Awards. Held at the historic Ashmolean Museum

Scoping the retainer

The recent case of Spire Property Development LLP & Anor-v-Withers LLP has again emphasised that the basis of a fruitful lawyer/client relationship is a clear client care letter and retainer. As part of our commitment to support

FREE Webinar Hosted by Index! ‘Probate: Lost Financial Assets’

Many businesses are still working out how to use their commercial premises in the post-Lockdown world, or whether they need them at all. The ability to get out of a lease is an important tool


Stewart Title has been proud to work with noted property law expert Ian Quayle to deliver a unique series of FREE CPD Webinars for property lawyers on recent developments in case law and practice. In our

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The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) is pleased to announce that Stewart Title has become a partner member. Stewart Title has been a provider of search and title indemnity insurance policies to CoPSO members

Stewart Title presents a FREE CPD webinar for conveyancers. End of the year figures show that 2021 saw a massive 47% increase in property dealings resulting in over 1,500,000 transactions. Busy conveyancers know that an

Webinar: Adopting A Digital Culture In Conveyancing

Anyone working in property will know that 2021 has been an exceptionally busy year for conveyancers but it has also been another bumper year for property legislation and caselaw. “With so many important changes and

Easements can be a benefit or a burden for landowners literally as well as legally, so Conveyancers need to know how to prove or  challenge the existence of an easement.  The recent decision from the

The role of a property lawyer acting for a purchaser goes beyond carrying out the appropriate searches, raising enquiries and investigating title – it also includes ensuring that the client fully understands what they are buying.

Most conveyancers will recognise that sinking feeling as an unexpected problem or requirement raises its head on the day of completion.  Dealing with multiple completions on the same day means that you need well thought

Another unmissable webinar for conveyancers Busy conveyancers are feeling the pressure to keep up with the latest developments in law, and webinars are proving to be a very convenient way of learning. It is for

The problems caused by Estate Rentcharges has been a hot topic for property lawyers for the last few years and despite much talk about reform, they continue to be a significant issue for homeowners and

More lenders embrace search Insurance

The fast approaching end of the SDLT holiday in March means that residential property lawyers are under even more pressure to complete purchases quickly. They will be pleased to hear that major lenders Skipton Building

Stewart Title hosting FREE CPD Webinar on the most important issues for property lawyers in 2020 Ever since the effects of the Coronavirus epidemic started to hit the real estate market in March, Stewart Title