February was a very busy month for the Association with a series of meetings taking place at the Tower of London on Valentine’s Day itself, the 14th of February. Love and legals was definitely in the air with a meeting of the Policy & Strategy Board (PSB), followed by the Legal Members’ Meeting and the All Members Meeting. There were plenty of issues to discuss, not least a full update on how firms can secure themselves against the threat of fraudulent activity. This was backed up this month by the Association launched the updated version of its Cyberfraud & Fraud Protocol which contains a wealth of information that firms can integrate into their processes and systems in order to combat fraud.
We continue to focus on the main areas of the CA’s workstream including leasehold, commonhold, reservation agreements, the provision of upfront information and to detail the CA’s involvement in a variety of Governmental and cross-industry bodies and groups such as the Home Buying & Selling Group. The CA continues to interacting strongly with all of these and our media work focuses on these areas, the solutions being proposed and the responses the body is delivering to all stakeholders.
Full details of all coverage in February can be found below:
‘Underhand’ free legal conveyancers adding on unnecessary charges – JLM – comments from Beth Rudolf at the CA
Experts discuss how to kick-start sales in the new build market – comments from Paul Smee at the CA
Leasehold homes scandal – regular article from Beth Rudolf
Leasehold and ground rents and HIPs, oh my – mentions the CA