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KEYWORD "Conveyancing" - 100 RESULTS
Phil Spencer - How To Prove The AI Bots Wrong

Artificial Intelligence is now a part of all our lives, but my attention was grabbed recently by an AI critique of...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Expert tips on how conveyancers can mitigate risk of negligence claims

The vast majority of negligence claims against conveyancers are for relatively low sums of money, but the financial and reputational costs...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Average estate agent fees hit £4,500 to £10,300 - claim

A new analysis of the cost-of-moving suggests that the typical seller will incur expenses of £5,867 - and that rises hugely...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Owners deterred from downsizing by cost and hassle of moving

The cost and time consuming nature of the house moving process is deterring older owners from downsizing, it’s been alleged. An upfront...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Home Buying and Selling Group launches logbook pilot

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has arranged a new pilot scheme for a group of lawyers and conveyancers to...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Key actions conveyancers must take to protect against fraud risk

Fraud poses a significant challenge for residential conveyancers, with criminals often attempting to exploit the transaction process for money laundering purposes. The...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Industry Views - Purplebricks Is Right - We All Need A BS-Tester

Who says irony is dead? That Purplebricks, of all agencies, should promote the idea of a ‘BS-Tester’ to identify false promises by...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Speeding Up Conveyancing: Insights at The Guild Conference

In a recent panel discussion at The Guild of Property Professionals' conference I highlighted the pressing challenges faced by estate agents...

06 April 2024

From: Features

New BASPI form launches with update information requests

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have launched the fifth iteration of the...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs launch inquiry into home buying and selling process

MPs have launched an inquiry on improving the home buying and selling process in England. The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC)...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Material information rules set to cost sellers ‘hundreds of pounds’ - warning

Vendors could end up spending hundreds of pounds more when selling their home due to Trading Standards material information rules guidance,...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers face six-year savings wait - research

Single first-time buyers need to save for almost 6.5 years or 76 months to raise a 10% deposit and cover moving...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The importance of open data for building a fully digital property market

The property market is awash with data. A quick Google search and any prospective buyer can find property prices, listing history,...

13 March 2024

From: Features

Consumers ‘unaware’ about the role of a conveyancer - research

Only two out of five UK adults are aware of what conveyancing is, while the number for those who are already...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

OneDome adds surveying to HomeBuyer Service product

OneDome is expanding its flagship product HomeBuyer Service to include surveying.  The property platform said it now provides a full suite of...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government's leasehold reform proposals come under the spotlight

The complexities of the government’s leasehold reform proposals affecting millions of homeowners came under the spotlight at a seminar organised by...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - time to show your talent

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

Most agents agree that providing upfront information at the very start of the homebuying process would improve the buying and selling...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agent signs listings deal with OnTheMarket

An independent agency brand has become the latest firm to sign a listings agreement with CoStar-backed OnTheMarket. Edward Mellor, one of the...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers launch upfront information provider to cut sale times

A new upfront information provider has launched, promising to shorten the homebuying and conveyancing process. Home Sale Pack has said it will...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency app launches material information report

HOP (the Home Owner’s Passport) has released its upgraded material information report to support agents with Trading Standards compliance. The list of...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices to drop 3.6% in first quarter of 2024 – research

Average house prices will fall 3.6% in the first quarter of the year, according to forecasts by reallymoving.com. The research is based...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC records December dip in property sales

Property sales fell for the fourth consecutive month in December and ended the year at 1.02m, HMRC data suggests. The latest property...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing fees rose 6% in 2023 - research

Conveyancing fees increased by around 6% last year, analysis suggests. Property Solvers’ annual research of legal practices in England and Wales has...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

How orchestration creates the digital backbone of the property market

The emergence of the Digital property market represents the most profound shift for the industry itself since the advent of the...

31 January 2024

From: Features

Estate agent best practice conveyancing guide updated

The Conveyancing Association (CA) - the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – has announced an update to its Estate...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Agent hails success of conveyancing referral partnership

A joint venture between Sheldon Bosley Knight (SBK) and conveyancing firm Jephson Legal (JL) that aimed to rationalise the residential sales...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

2023 - That was year that was...

As Conveyancers we operate in such a volatile market, where government economic policy can and has repeatedly made our professional lives...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Winkworth: ‘Why we are more optimistic about 2024'

Winkworth's network completed sales for the year fell by some 19% in 2023, the agency franchise brand has revealed but it...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Material information rules have ‘passed agents by’ - claim

Some agents still appear unaware about their material information responsibilities, conveyancers claim. The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT)...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

CTS restores systems following cyber incident

Legal infrastructure provider CTS has managed to restore its services after a cyber-attack halted its conveyancing tools and delayed transactions at...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Cyber security - who holds the keys?

The recent cyber attack on CTS left around 80 conveyancing firms across the country commercially paralysed as the harm to their...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

ESPC hails 100% pass rate for first SPC Property Practice graduates

Scottish property portal ESPC has announced the inaugural graduation of its first qualification, with a 100% pass rate. EPSC revealed that 55...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks replaces Strike brand

Purplebricks has shifted to a free pricing model and will replace the Strike brand. It follows Strike’s acquisition of Purplebricks earlier this...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: Property supply dips but is it festive or fiasco?

Exchanges are on the rise but the amount of stock and level of properties going through conveyancing has dipped, new figures...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Are industry awards worth winning?

TV presenter Phil Spencer announced the winners at the 20th ESTAS Awards in October As most of you will know The ESTAS...

09 December 2023

From: Features

Agents invited to material information webinar

Proptech firm iamproperty is inviting estate agents to a webinar about the latest Trading Standards’ material information guidance.   It will be...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Gazeal unveils conveyancing partnership

Reservation agreement provider Gazeal has partnered with Optimus, Landmark’s panel of conveyancers to offer its services as an option for home...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

CTS Cyber Attack: 'What lessons need to be learned?'

This week saw around 80 conveyancing firms across the UK paralysed by a service outage caused by a ‘cyber incident’ on...

02 December 2023

From: Features

Conveyancers urged to check client files for cyber-attack risks

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has urged members to check their client files to see if they may have been...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - I feel the need. The need for speed-ier house purchases

It was actor Charlies Sheen who said: ‘I have one speed. I have one gear. Go!’ The same might not be said...

25 November 2023

From: Features

Homebuying platform unveils express conveyancing service

OneDome has unveiled a new express conveyancing service following a successful trial period. OneDome Conveyancing Premium Express aims to deliver a swift...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing executive joins open property data committee

The Open Property Data Association (OPDA) has expanded its executive committee with the appointment of Nick Chadbourne from conveyancing panel provider LMS. The...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyers are too slow, homebuyers claim

The conveyancing process has been highlighted as a key pain point among buyers in the property transaction process. Research by anti-money laundering...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Awards include new categories marking industry excellence

The annual ESTAS Awards have seen 1,000 people from across the industry witness a string of winners, including new categories celebrating...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

AI reshaping industry but won’t replace agents, says expert

Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities are constantly developing, helping to improve efficiencies across all sectors and disciplines. Recent data* highlights that the...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - worthy aims and causes

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Consumers feeling ‘financially worse-off’ but sellers remain positive - survey

UK consumers are feeling financially worse off than they were a year ago but this sentiment isn’t necessarily reflected when it...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Countdown begins to ESTAS Awards

The 20th annual ESTAS Awards are set to take place a week from today. Backed by headline sponsor Coadjute, the event will...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Cost of moving drops but buyers still need £14,000 - research

Falling Stamp Duty and survey fees have pushed down the cost of moving. Comparison website reallymoving analyses the cost of moving home...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Speakers added to agency success summit line-up

Industry figure Sean Newman has named seven additional speakers for the Estate Agent Success Summit, with 50% of tickets already sold. The...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - aspirational autumn

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs almost eliminated by upfront searches - claim

A conveyancing services proptech firm claims to have sped up transactions and reduced fall-throughs in just its first 18 months of...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - supportive September

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New Conveyancing Association document highlights digital tools to speed up sales

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched a new document to help firms benefit from the range of digital services available to...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agent's guide to spotting title-related issues and what to do about them

As an Estate Agent it’s important to be able to interpret and understand the information that a Title Deed document presents...

20 September 2023

From: Features

Agency fees makeup 81% of selling costs but is 'money well spent' - research

Agency fees account for 81% of upfront home selling costs on average, research suggests. Industry comparison website GetAgent has used its My...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - heatwave helpers

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Association reveals latest affiliate member

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has announced Post Partner as its latest affiliate member. Post Partner offers a range of document management tools...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers reveal industry gripes

The majority of conveyancers would advise aspiring lawyers against entering the profession, research has revealed. It comes as a survey by Today’s...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

TM Group boss steps down

Joe Pepper has stepped down as chief executive of TM Group. It follows the acquisition of the proptech brand by Aurelius last...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency expands after merger of solicitor companies

Kendal’s Arnold Greenwood Estate Agents has expanded with the launch of a new south Cumbria branch. Estate agency services at the new...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction house market is booming – but for how long?

The size of the UK property auction house market hit the highest point in a decade in 2022, approaching half a...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

OTM allows ads for agents’ mortgage and conveyancing partners

OnTheMarket has become the first major UK portal to allow agents to promote their own revenue generating partnerships on listing pages. Agents who...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Typical estate agent salaries revealed! Are you paid enough?

Estate agents could boost their salary by up to 50% by finding a new job, new research suggests. A report from recruitment...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

More work needed to support agent wellbeing

More than half of property professional have admitted experiencing constant stress at work, new research suggests. The findings were revealed as part...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing firm integrates Chimni logbooks

PM Property Lawyers has launched a service to offer all its conveyancing clients a digital property logbook for their new homes.  Working...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New ‘digital deed pack’ aims to complete circle of upfront information

The Residential Logbook Association (RLBA) has produced a first specification for a ‘Digital Deed Pack’ that can be used for any...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront material information is a huge opportunity - here's why

Parts B and C of Material Information guidance are on the horizon and expected to come into play this autumn. I caught...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Agents may go out of business due to slow conveyancers - warning

Slow conveyancers could drive estate agents out of business, it has been warned. National law firm Dutton Gregory has issued a warning...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents need to know: How can digital ID tools help you with AML?

Tackling economic crime is part of the day job for estate agents. But how can the latest digital ID tools help...

12 July 2023

From: Features

Phil Spencer - Nurture, Not Nature, Will Help Agents In This Market

It’s the start of what promises - perhaps ‘threatens’ is a better word - to be a challenging second half of...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - The good, the bad…and the ugly

Interesting news from Leaders Romans Group (LRG) this week when they revealed sales figures across the group for June. Nationally, sales figures...

08 July 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - New open property data industry body sets standards with help from tmgroup

Property data in the UK is mined from a labyrinth of sources such as local authorities, various government departments and private...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Education changes mindsets to the power of upfront material information

Fortune favours the brave, as the saying goes. So, when you consider how upfront material information can and does make the...

01 July 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - By laying stable foundations today we will reap infinite possibilities

From valuations to viewings, conveyancing to completions, technology has transformed our sector dramatically and permanently. After comparatively slow beginnings, PropTech really took...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Research reveals best areas for speedy sales

Properties in West London are currently selling quicker than anywhere else in the UK, new research suggests. Analysis by lead generation technology...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront Material Information boosts house sales

When it comes to the usage, and benefits of, providing upfront material information to all those involved in the home buying...

17 June 2023

From: Features

Material information rules will help agents justify higher fees - claim

Providing material information upfront could help agents charge higher fees and even reduce their carbon footprint, while those not complying could...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Smoove seals strategic partners with mortgage broker

Smoove has entered into a strategic agreement with Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) to provide conveyancing comparison and related home-buying support services. The...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How to use data to accelerate your success

By Michele Gettins, Chief Marketing Officer at iamproperty Data is a powerful tool and understanding how to successfully identify and utilise reliable...

07 June 2023

From: Features

Landmark aims to modernise conveyancing payments

Landmark Information Group has partnered with payment processor Shieldpay. The partnership aims to provide faster and more transparent conveyancing payments. Shieldpay’s digital platform,...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

National law firm unveils new conveyancing brand

Law firm Shoosmiths has rebranded its conveyancing arm. Its 110-strong national conveyancing team will now operate as Swiitch. Operating nationally from its bases...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sector stalwart backs AI conveyancing startup

Former LSL boss David Newnes has invested in legal technology startup Collaborative Conveyancing. The brand is currently developing artificial intelligence tools to...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Prison for conman who stole thousands from property buyers

A man has been jailed for fraud after conning potential property buyers out of nearly £16,000. Jaspal Singh Juttla, 64 of Northwood...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Technology provides the key to better customer experience

At the recent Home Buying & Selling Group UFI Roadshow in London, it was gratifying to note that panel members and...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing shortage remains despite property sales slowdown - warning

Property market activity has slowed but conveyancers are still dealing with backlogs which has taken their average caseload to the second...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

AI property due diligence platform to enter residential market

An artificial intelligence-powered property due diligence platform that is popular in the commercial market has raised £7.5m to help expand into...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

New partnership set to train conveyancers on climate risk

Groundsure has launched a training partnership for conveyancers on climate risks. The environmental and climate data authority will provide training and education...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront material information pilot cuts conveyancing time in half

A year-long pilot of using upfront material Information by conveyancer Thomas Legal and search provider Conveyancing Data Services, a part of...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - nominate your top fundraisers

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Building safety laws set to delay home moves – claim

The Building Safety Act will cause further delays to the home moving process, a senior industry executive has warned. Rob Hailstone, chief...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agents blamed for property searches postcode lottery

Online agents and outsourced conveyancing panels have been cited as factors delaying property sales in the UK. A trade body has warned...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents invited to Tech Talk on the power of motivation

Estate agents and others in the industry are being invited to a free “Tech Talk” on the power of motivation to...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry trainer marks 20-year milestone

Industry veteran Michael Day is marking 20 years since setting up his Integra Property Services consultancy and training business. The brand now...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer market share drops as prices rise

First-time buyers in the UK are paying almost a third more to get on the property ladder than they were five...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

It's time to turn fear of change into fuel for material information success

Upfront material information is now firmly on the property industry’s radar, with Trading Standards CPR regulations expected to move towards disclosing...

03 May 2023

From: Features

Smoove pauses agency AML product

Conveyancing software provider Smoove’s flagship agency product has been “paused.” Smoove Start was launched last year, providing a platform for agents to...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Association launches building safety guidance

The Conveyancing Association has launched a guidance document for firms that addresses the Building Safety Act and Building Safety (Leaseholder Protection)...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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