Covers conveyancing and provides our latest advice and information on all matters relating to buying and selling residential property.
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 Land Registry has updated its fee guidance. The fees have not changed.
The Consumer Code for Home Builders is seeking views on proposed changes to the code, following the results of their original consultation last autumn.
Land Registry portal users will be able to view information about their applications using a new search facility called 'Application Enquiry'.
Advice regarding the possibility of not being able to complete transactions that are affected by the possible stamp duty land tax (SDLT) increase on 31 March.
The Bank of England has confirmed that the CHAPS payment system will be staying open for extra time from 20 June 2016.
The Mortgage Credit Directive will come into force on 21 March. The implementation will introduce a reflection period for consumers, but the aim is to disrupt the current processes as little as possible.
The Law Society is seeking comments on the recently published Consumer Protection Regulations for conveyancing practice note.
The Law Society recommends completing second homes and buy-to-let purchases before 1 April in anticipation of the potential changes.
The Land Registry portal, Business Gateway and Find a property will be unavailable from 6:30pm on 4 March to 6am on 7 March.
The Law Society has produced a high-level guide aimed at consumers who are considering buying a flat.
Our property community offers members access to CPD-accredited events, best practice and advice from specialist residential and commercial practitioners.
From the Property Section: The hidden challenges of the Bank of Mum and Dad
Peter Farrington looks at some of the ways in which an investigator can help in possession proceedings.
Awarded to law firms that meet the required standards of technical expertise and client service in conveyancing with its CQS accreditation. Look out for it on Find a Solicitor search results.
From the Property Section: Peter Rodd on management in conveyancing
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