Property


Conveyancers “want to keep using old TA forms”

14 June 2024

A leading digital conveyancing company has promised to offer law firm clients the option of using the new or old TA forms for as long as possible as the controversy over them rumbles on.


Law Society “disappointed” as members back call for SGM

7 June 2024

The Law Society has expressed its disappointment at the prospect of a special general meeting, after the required 100 signatures were gathered in less than 24 hours.


Law Society facing ‘no confidence’ motion over conveyancing forms

6 June 2024

Pressure is growing on the Law Society over the TA6 and TA7 conveyancing forms, with a property lawyers group set to bring a motion of no confidence in its leadership.


Law Society admits it should have consulted on conveyancing forms

4 June 2024

The Law Society has admitted that it should have consulted with its members during the process of redrafting conveyancing forms TA6 and TA7.


Law firm fined £12,400 for not making good on undertakings

30 May 2024

A law firm in Nottingham that failed to perform undertakings it gave on two property transactions – allowing another party to register a charge on one of them – has been fined £12,400.


Conveyancing leader defends ‘factory’ law firms

15 May 2024

Conveyancing ‘factories’ are property specialists and invest in technology to give consumers the service they want, the director of delivery at the Conveyancing Association has said.


Upfront property information “must be mandated”, MPs told

14 May 2024

Upfront information on properties for home buyers must be mandated to “revolutionise” the process, the chair of the Home Buying and Selling Group has told MPs.


Legislation needed to improve home-buying process, says CILEX

2 May 2024

CILEX, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, has called for legislation to reform the home-buying and selling process instead of relying on voluntary initiatives.


Online employment law specialist targets divorce and conveyancing

25 April 2024

The founder of an online employment law firm which specialises in settlement agreements has said he is planning to launch two similar ABSs – one for no-fault divorce and the other for conveyancing.


Licensed conveyancer disqualified for “pattern” of dishonesty

24 April 2024

A licensed conveyancer who lied to a client and fabricated a letter to him, lied to her law firm about it and then lied again to her regulator has been disqualified for 10 years.


Law Society “risking revolt by members” over conveyancing forms

4 April 2024

The Law Society’s failure to consult solicitors on key changes to conveyancing practice, most recently the revised TA6 form, risks a “revolt” by members, it has been warned.


Conveyancing fees down a fifth since stamp duty holiday

3 April 2024

Conveyancing fees are down by over a fifth in real terms from the peaks seen during the stamp duty holiday as the market has cooled, according to new research.


Big lenders invest £10m in blockchain property network

3 April 2024

The three biggest mortgage lenders in the UK – Lloyds, Nationwide and NatWest – and property website Rightmove, have invested £10m in the digital property transaction business Coadjute.


MPs to probe transparency and referral fees in conveyancing process

27 March 2024

MPs are to probe whether consumers have the information they need to choose a conveyancer as well as the role of referral fees, it was announced yesterday.


People happy with their conveyancers – but don’t know what they do

12 March 2024

Home movers are generally happy with the service they received from their conveyancer – but a large proportion have little idea what they actually do, new research has found.

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