The latest Newsletter from the Council of Licensed Conveyancers has been released.

The latest Newsletter from the Council of Licensed Conveyancers has been released.

Sheila Kumar, Chief Executive of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, says: 
“I have now been working full time as Chief Executive of the CLC for a little over three weeks.  One of the top issues for me in these early days is the attitude of some lenders to instructing licensed conveyancers and having them on panels.
“I believe that regulation by the CLC provides lenders with a guarantee of standards and probity that is at least equal to that of other regulators of legal services and of quality schemes that have sprung up in recent years. I am arranging a series of meetings with individual lenders as well as the Council for Mortgage Lenders and the Building Societies Association to try to understand and address any concerns they might have.”
Other news contained in the newsletter:
Council Meeting 30 April — This quarter’s Council meeting looks at various significant issues including:
  • The basis for calculating Licence Fees for 2013/14
  • Amendments to the Compensation Fund
  • Policy around referral fees
The CLC say, in order to avoid SDLT nightmares we should pay online.  Read more here.
A good response has been received to the CLC consultation on referral fees and you can read the overview here.
The CLC want your views on whether they should be allowed to license “fit and proper persons to deliver legal services where the licence does not cover conveyancing”.  You can read more about the issue and complete the questionnaire here.  
Do you want your new staff to learn basic principles of conveyancing?  The CLC are offering a course for those who are new to conveyancing or just want a little formal training.  The distance-learning, A-Level standard course costs £225.00 and you can read more about it here

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