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Conveyancing market stakeholders produce industry guidance for firms during Coronavirus crisis

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today endorsed industry-wide guidance to conveyancing firms advising clients on house moves during the Coronavirus crisis. The guidance has been prepared by a group which includes the Law Society, the Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC), the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Bold […]

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CLC Coronavirus Response and Advice

The CLC has issued the following advice to regulated firms. This has been circulated as a CLC Managers Newsletter. Coronavirus – Impact on transactions The CLC has received a number of queries about proposals to insert a Coronavirus clause into Contracts in conveyancing transactions. The CLC’s view is that so far as is consistent with […]

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CA member firm, JPC, announces rebrand

  CA member firm, JPC, has announced the launch of its new brand identity. Its rebrand follows impressive growth in the last 12 years during which time it has evolved as a partnership acquiring five law firms . Its reputation has been further enhanced by industry awards, and also through its involvement in high profile […]

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Affiliate member, Groundsure, blog – Riders on the storm: Flood forecasting and what can be done

After the wettest February on record, storm Ciara, Dennis and Jorge have caused further damage, flooding and devastation across the UK, this winter. The flooding has already caused widespread travel chaos, left over 3000 homes flooded, forcing thousands more to evacuate, and sadly costing the lives of 5 people. On the 17th of February, there […]

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Our News Coverage | February 2020

The start of February was dominated by the CA’s Annual Conference & Dinner which focused specifically on what the future might look like for conveyancing firms and the models they might want to adopt in order to survive and thrive within a changing environment. Our post-Conference press release was picked up by a number of […]

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Affiliate member, Groundsure, announces a new trade body, the Conveyancing Information Executive

CA Affiliate member, Groundsure, is pleased to confirm today its role as a founding member of the new conveyancing search industry trade body, the Conveyancing Information Executive (CIE). Along with the other founding partners, Groundsure has launched the new trade body in order to continue to progress professional standards surrounding conveyancing searches and the data […]

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Will HS2 have the ‘Crossrail effect’ for property prices near stations? From CA Affiliate member, Groundsure

It’s likely there will be some kind of uplift for properties in the vicinity of HS2 hubs and stations. However I would think it unlikely that the effect would be so pronounced as the 30-60% uplift reported around Crossrail stations, given that Crossrail is opening up easy commuting in the very heated London property market. […]

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Stamp duty cut in Budget could stimulate the North East’s property market, says CA member firm, Gordon Brown Law Firm

Geoff Hall at CA member firm, Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP, says that the Government’s new Budget next month (March 11) could help stimulate the North East’s property market. Geoff Hall, who is Head of Residential Conveyancing at Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP, which has one of the largest property teams in the region, believes […]

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Our News Coverage | January 2020

It’s not just the start of a new year but the start of a new decade, and in conveyancing/home-buying process quarters, there’s a distinct focus on what the next five to 10 years might bring for our sector. Our Annual Conference, which takes place on the 6th February, will focus heavily on this, and review […]