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The good, the bad and the ugly of mortgage brokers

By Darren Pescod

One of the biggest stories post-Brexit is how the housing...

Mortgage market review

By Marc Da Silva

In recent years the mortgage industry has gone through some...

Conveyancing: Market problems relate to flawed system, not staff

By Eddie Goldsmith

The publication of our Strategic Plan, ‘Building the framework for...

How can estate agents plug the gap in sales with financial services?

By Darren Pescod

Recent stats from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that...

Why up-front ID verification could speed up transactions

By Eddie Goldsmith

The housing market has not been short of a White...

Buy-to-let mortgages: What opportunities and challenges lie ahead?

By Marc Da Silva

The rapid growth in popularity of buy-to-let in recent years,...

This is the year when agents’ conveyancing problems should be addressed

By Eddie Goldsmith

They say you can prove anything with statistics, and 115%...

Could we benefit from a US-style conveyancing system?

By Linda Kirk

I recently came across a consumer comment expressing frustration at...

Agent and conveyancer relationships must go beyond the bottom line

By Linda Kirk

Working relationships between estate agents and conveyancers can be mutually...

Why a mediocre conveyancer could cost you your fee

By Tim Higham

It's sometimes easy to overlook the fact that the majority...

Mortgage market defies Brexit jitters as rates hit record lows

By Marc Da Silva

Fears raised over the UK housing market in the wake...

Turning broken sales and chains into completions

By Jonathan Caplan

As with finance broking, there can be many frustrations that...

Swift change could be the solution for agents and conveyancers

By Eddie Goldsmith

I write this during the week that David Cameron resigned...

Property Natter: Q & A with Peter Brodnicki

By Nat Daniels

As promised, this week’s Natter is dedicated to a question...

Call for evidence: why technology needs to underpin house buying

By Andrew Lloyd

Nearly three quarters of people who have sold or bought...

Property Natter – Big Data and a different kind of mortgage

By Nat Daniels

A few of our Industry Views pieces this week focus...

Bridging the gap

By Marc Da Silva

While buy-to-let lenders brace themselves for further interventions as part...

Conveyancing delays are not the only reason transactions fall through

By Eddie Goldsmith

In this business you get used to dealing with regular...

Barclays no-deposit mortgage: a good idea?

By Robert Nichols

It’s the news that has got everyone talking: Barclays are...

Online, traditional – can we learn anything from the conveyancing industry?

By Carl Brignell

I have spent the last 20 years working within the...

The stamp duty rush should help us to improve on deadlines

By Eddie Goldsmith

It’s almost impossible to write about the conveyancing market and...

Team Selection: Choosing conveyancing and financial services partners

By Carl Brignell

Having urged agents to think about the full marketing mix...

Agent conveyancing course: Why we're not playing the blame game

By Eddie Goldsmith

Last month the news of the Conveyancing Association’s (CA) newly-launched...

Conveyancers and agents: Let's not shy away from complaints

By Eddie Goldsmith

To those working within the conveyancing sector, the recent statistics...

The CHAPS debate: This needs to be discussed in adult fashion

By Matt Faizey

A riposte to Rob Hailstone's article: 'C'mon CHAPS, Don't be...

C'mon CHAPS, don't be Faized!

By Rob Hailstone

Earlier this week removal man Matt Faizey had an article...

Homebuyers set to be better protected from flood risk

By Maud Rousseau

This week, Storm Desmond has left devastation in its wake....

Competition among regulators is healthy – or is it?

By Eddie Goldsmith

When it comes to the regulation of the conveyancing industry,...

Referrals: What makes a good conveyancer?

By Rob Hailstone

There was a recent article in Estate Agent Today titled:...

Agents and conveyancers – It’s not rocket science

By Rob Hailstone

Wind back the clock a few years and the working...

A chain view that works, don’t make me laugh!

By Rob Hailstone

The internet has changed the way that most businesses operate....

C’mon, CHAPS, let’s have the truth

By Rob Hailstone

Last month it was announced that the CHAPS payment system...

The interest rate warning bell has been rung

By Michael Robson

When Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, recently...

Delayed Exchanges – Why are they increasing?

By Rob Hailstone

A number of my member firms (Bold Legal Group) have...

As much as I enjoy a lock-in, this lock-out looks promising!

By Rob Hailstone

In my recent article, ‘Is Gazeal for Real?’ I reported...

Why 2015 is the year of the lender

By Eddie Goldsmith

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has embarked on a mission to...

Veyo: Let’s celebrate this birth

By Rob Hailstone

So spring has sprung and the Hare is on the...

Do estate agents use undue influence?

By Rob Hailstone

The issue of some estate agents insisting that buyers and/or...

Is Gazeal for real?

By Rob Hailstone

“More than 1 in 3 agreed property deals in England...

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