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  • What happens to those unclaimed assets?

    The LandmarkFAS tracing service centralises the arduous task of locating current, lost or forgotten financial assets by enabling lawyers to input the person’s information just once.

    Monday, 7 June 2021
  • GeoRisk – are you compliant with guidance on mining risk?

    Ground stability, Mining and Geo-risk. Living in a temperate climate as we do here in the UK, nothing else out there has quite the same potential for catastrophic impact to property. Nor does any other risk have the same potential to impact so fundamentally the central aspect of most property transactions – the integrity of buildings themselves.

    Wednesday, 2 June 2021
  • Demystifying SEO for lawyers

    As of October 2020, Google has received more than three trillion searches, meaning that optimising your site to be in line with Google’s guidelines is more important than before. EAT and YMYL are both relatively recent updates to Google’s SEO algorithm.

    Wednesday, 19 May 2021
  • It’s all about location

    A dream location is where it all starts for most of our clients and the importance of a location and its attributes remain key when it comes to buying and selling properties. If we’re buying a property, we can actively choose to be nearer a good school, further from a main road, opt for more bedrooms or better transport links.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2021
  • Redbrick Solutions and Perfect Portal helping conveyancers win more work

    Redbrick Solutions and Perfect Portal have today announced a new integration to help clients convert more leads whilst offering an enhanced consumer experience.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2021
  • Enquiry handling in lockdown and beyond

    Remote working, home schooling, furloughed staff and Local Authority delays are just a few challenges faced by conveyancers during the past year.  This is set against a backdrop of growing caseloads with HMRC figures showing a rise of 24% in property transactions compared with December 2019.

    Tuesday, 30 March 2021
  • Local Authorities, Land Registry Integrations and Regulated Searches

    Local Authority Searches are no new thing for Conveyancers and those in the process of buying land or property, but they have changed so much over the years and have the potential to change even further over the next 5-10 years.

    Monday, 22 March 2021
  • Why are Easements important?

    Easements exist in the majority of freehold titles and so they are important to conveyancers and buyers alike.  Easements are certain rights that a person has over another’s land. Rights range from very widespread forms of rights of way, most rights to use service conduits such as telecommunications cables, power supply lines, supply pipes and drains, rights to use communal gardens and rights of light, to more strained and novel forms. All types are subject to general rules and constraints.

    Monday, 8 March 2021
  • What should conveyancers expect in 2021?

    The past 12 months have seen massive changes in ways of working for all of us, not least in the conveyancing market. The Solicitors Regulation Authority chair Anna Bradley, speaking at the SRA compliance conference in November 2020 commented on this: ‘People think of the legal sector as stuffy and old-fashioned and slow when actually, the sector and all the attendant bodies like ourselves have responded fast and shown themselves to be flexible – we should all be proud of that. ‘I think we need to stay that way.

    Tuesday, 2 March 2021
  • Contaminated Land : How to protect your clients

    At its worst, contaminated land may present a hazard to potential users of the land or environment. Although in most cases the risks associated with living on sites that have been previously used by industry are low.  Users may become exposed to contaminants such as by inhalation of hazardous materials and also through food grown on the land. There may be indirect effects on users such as damage to buildings. Substances can leach out of the soil to pollute groundwater, rivers or ponds. Some contaminants may be corrosive, and some can cause explosion or fire.

    Monday, 22 February 2021

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