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What productivity puzzle? Conveyancers’ output soars 69% since 2012

Productivity levels in the conveyancing market have soared, rising by 69% in just four years from 71 cases per year in 2012 to 120 cases per year in 2016. With cases continuing to rise but the number of conveyancers falling, those who remain are faced with an ever-increasing workload and are being forced to find more ways to work smarter.

July 26th, 2017 | Comments Off on What productivity puzzle? Conveyancers’ output soars 69% since 2012

Survey: “conveyancer numbers fall while caseloads and efficiency grow”

More property transactions and fewer people doing the work have increased conveyancers’ caseloads, but amid mounting pressure their productivity has grown by 70% since 2012, according to a survey. Among other things, it found that in 2016 conveyancers were spending a day and a half less per case and doing one case a week more than four years earlier.

July 26th, 2017 | No Comments »

Search Acumen comments on HMRC property transactions, June 2017

“While temperatures have soared this summer, the property market has seen only a gradual uptick in transactions during recent months. Factoring in seasonal adjustments leaves activity looking fairly flat, and it’s no coincidence that an unexpected election result has coincided with the first drop in monthly residential and non-residential transactions to below 100,000 and 10,000 respectively this year.

July 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Search Acumen comments on HMRC property transactions, June 2017

Search Acumen comments on the latest RICS Residential Market Survey

Andy Sommerville, Director at Search Acumen, comments on the latest RICS Residential Market Survey for June 2017

July 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Search Acumen comments on the latest RICS Residential Market Survey

Search Acumen comments on HMRC property transactions

While spring normally sees a flurry of activity, the snap election has slightly dampened buyers’ and sellers’ interest and means that transactions have been steady rather than spectacular. The temptation to adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach has kept the market on a broadly even keel, with activity dipping slightly from April to May.

June 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Search Acumen comments on HMRC property transactions

Search Acumen comments on ONS UK House Price Index, April 2017

In the wake of a general election that saw housing affordability issues come to the fore, an uplift in house price growth from March and April will be met with mixed reactions during an already turbulent time.

June 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Search Acumen comments on ONS UK House Price Index, April 2017

Search Acumen comments on HMRC property transactions, April 2017

Andy Sommerville, Director of Search Acumen, comments on HMRC Property Transactions April 2017

May 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Search Acumen comments on HMRC property transactions, April 2017

Conveyancing market flatlines as uncertainty clouds future outlook

Quarterly activity levels have shown little sign of movement in the year so far, with conveyancing volumes up from 245,275 in Q4 2016 to 245,738 in Q1 2017, according to the Q1 2017 edition of the Conveyancing Market Tracker from conveyancing search provider Search Acumen. Meanwhile, unprecedented levels of activity in early 2016 caused an 11% year-on-year decline in activity, worsened by February 2017 witnessing the lowest level of monthly activity since April 2014.

May 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Conveyancing market flatlines as uncertainty clouds future outlook

Search Acumen comments on ONS UK House Price Index, March 2017

Today’s figures show that UK house prices are continuing to slow, falling from 5.6% growth in February to 4.1% in March. This trajectory is no doubt reflective of the wider sentiment of the UK housing market, with the industry remaining flat and stagnant in the face of ongoing uncertainty.

May 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on Search Acumen comments on ONS UK House Price Index, March 2017

Search Acumen comments on the latest RICS Residential Market Survey

Andy Sommerville, Director at Search Acumen, comments on the latest RICS Residential Market Survey for April 2017

May 11th, 2017 | Comments Off on Search Acumen comments on the latest RICS Residential Market Survey