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The conveyancing protocol is the Law Society’s preferred practice for residential conveyancing transactions. Members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme are expected to follow the procedures for all freehold and leasehold conveyancing procedures.
The certificate of title has been updated at paragraph 1(b) to act as confirmation that the borrower wishes to proceed with the offer.
The Law Commission has published a consultation paper setting out proposals to amend and update the Land Registration Act 2002.
The flood reinsurance scheme known as Flood Re has been launched this week.
The Department for Business, Innovations & Skills has launched a public consultation on moving the operations of Land Registry into the private sector.
Flood Re, a new scheme which intends to provide people living in flood-prone areas with lower insurance premiums, will come into effect on 4 April 2016.
Changes to stamp duty land tax are among the budget measures that will have the biggest impact on the legal sector, the Law Society said today.
HMRC has summarised the changes to stamp taxes further to the announcement of the chancellor's budget.
The chancellor has confirmed that from 1 April SDLT will be higher when an additional residential property is purchased for more than £40,000.
The chancellor announced in his budget that slab rates of Non-residential Stamp Duty Land Tax reform have been abolished for non-residential properties.
The chancellor announced that from April 2017 small businesses that occupy properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or less will pay no business rates.
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