Property


Tech firm buys conveyancers to test products in “live environment”

12 October 2021

A listed property technology firm has bought a firm of licensed conveyancers to help it test products in a “live environment” before they are launched.


Mortgage cryptocurrency “will lower cost of solicitors’ PII”

12 October 2021

A company seeking to become a linchpin in the property market is to trial a crypto-currency to replace the traditional transfer of money between banks and conveyancers.


First sale to use “gamechanger” e-signature completes

17 September 2021

The UK’s first-ever property deal using the new qualified electronic signature, which is being trialled by HM Land Registry, was completed this week.


Land Registry moves towards “gamechanger” type of e-signature

6 September 2021

HM Land Registry is to pilot the use of qualified electronic signatures that do not need to be witnessed, which it said could be a “gamechanger” for conveyancing.


Solicitors suspended for role in quick-sale property scheme

3 September 2021

Two solicitors who breached the trust of vulnerable clients in need of cash by acting in a dodgy quick home sale scheme have been suspended from practice.


Agents call for regulated companies to supply property logbooks

24 August 2021

Estate agents have called for the introduction of digital property logbooks, supplied by companies regulated by the government, to help speed up the conveyancing process.


Land Registry to pilot lawyer certificate scheme

11 August 2021

HM Land Registry is to pilot a new lawyer certification scheme in the next year to “help provide trust” in the information it receives.


June breaks all records as homebuyers race to beat SDLT deadline

21 July 2021

There were more property transactions in June than in any month on record as homebuyers rushed to beat the stamp duty land tax holiday deadline, HM Revenue & Customs revealed today.


Blockchain network aims to provide “missing link” for conveyancing

14 July 2021

A house in Kent is the first being sold using a blockchain network that connects conveyancers with estate agents and mortgage lenders.


Conveyancing platform aims to be “central source of truth”

16 June 2021

A conveyancing platform which aims to provide a “central source of truth” for buyers, sellers, estate agents and lawyers is being tested by law firms in Kent.

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