Property


Take advantage of upfront information reform, conveyancers urged

1 July 2022

Conveyancers have been urged to embrace the opportunities offered by new rules on the information that must be included in property listings.


Estate agents “discriminating” because of conveyancers’ referral fees

29 June 2022

There are “too many instances” of estate agents only allowing potential buyers to view a property or make an offer if they use a recommended conveyancer and other service providers.


Solicitor who let one mistake “snowball” fined by tribunal

22 June 2022

A solicitor who let one mistake on a property sale snowball so that it affected multiple transactions in a portfolio has been fined £10,000 – even though he preferred to be struck off.


Conveyancing boom brings hundreds of firms back into market

8 June 2022

Conveyancers enjoyed their busiest year on record in 2021/22 – and hundreds of law firms came back into the market – with the average practice seeing a 60% rise in transactions.


Property search merger “lessens competition”, CMA says

19 May 2022

The merger of two of the four big property search providers “substantially lessens competition” and the only remedy would be to break up the business, the CMA has provisionally found.


Solicitor who caused 25 claims on compensation fund struck off

12 May 2022

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has struck off a solicitor whose conduct has led to 25 claims on the SRA Compensation Fund totalling £750,000 from conveyancing clients.


Conveyancing firms “must apply” for PII two months before deadline

25 April 2022

Firms of licensed conveyancers will have to apply for professional indemnity insurance two months ahead of the renewal deadline and in return will receive a response within four weeks.


Law firm makes seven-figure investment in proptech business

14 April 2022

Consumer law firm Taylor Rose MW has made a “seven-figure investment” in a proptech business which helps home movers change addresses, while PEXA is gearing up for its UK launch.


Conveyancers “should be able to use” IDs checked by estate agents

5 April 2022

Conveyancers should be able to rely on digital IDs checked by estate agents and vice versa, the head of the Home Buying and Selling Group’s upfront information sub-group has said.


Property listing rules “will encourage earlier lawyer involvement”

14 March 2022

New rules on the information that must be included in property listings will encourage sellers to instruct conveyancers earlier in the process, National Trading Standards has said.

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