Our News Coverage | January 2021

January was a month in which one issue tended to dominate – the stamp duty holiday deadline and the growing industry calls for a tapering and possible extension. Many CA firms are dealing with workloads far in advance of normal, and there has been a variety of industry statistics focusing on the number of potential transactions that might not complete before the end of March.

The CA has been working with a number of trade associations to present a united message on the potential for serious damage to the market and the wider economy if the Government do not review their current deadline, and much of the coverage throughout January (see below) is focused on this.

There was other positive news around Government measures on leasehold – a long-term campaign for the Association – as well as backing for UPRNs. In January we also welcomed a new affiliate member, Terrafirma, to the Association and there will be further news on new affiliates during February.

Full details of all coverage in January can be found below:

 

Blocked pipes? – article mentions Conveyancing Association

2nd January

The Negotiator

 

The changing world of compliance – article mentions Conveyancing Association

4th January

Today’s Conveyancer

 

Government scraps ground rents for millions of leaseholders – comments from Beth Rudolf

7th January

FTAdviser

Cherry

Solicitors Journal

Mortgage Introducer

Mortgage Strategy

 

Major progress on leasehold reform – now for the detail – website blog from Paul Smee

12th January

CA website

 

Industry bodies and agencies unite to back UPRNs in open letter – includes mentions of Conveyancing Association support and comments from Beth Rudolf

12th January

Property Industry Eye

Law Society Gazette

Law Society Gazette Ireland

 

Homebuyers warned over stamp duty scams: Thousands rush to complete sales before March deadline and criminals look to take advantage – tips and comment from the Conveyancing Association

12th January

ThisisMoney.co.uk

 

Property market will melt down without stamp duty extension, Sunak warned – comments from Beth Rudolf

13th January

Daily Telegraph

 

Joint communication asking for a stamp duty extension from CA/SLC/Bold

14th January

The Negotiator

Property Industry Eye

Estate Agent Today

Mortgage Solutions

Today’s Conveyancer

 

Ending stamp duty could force tsunami of deals to collapse, housing experts warn – comments from Beth Rudolf

14th January

Daily Express

 

What should happen to the property market? – mentions the Conveyancing Association

15th January

Today’s Conveyancer

 

Treasury cool on renewed call to extend SDLT holiday – includes comments from Lloyd Davies

15th January

Legal Futures

 

Is the property industry at a crossroads? Mentions the CA

20th January

Estate Agent Today

 

Lenders relax rules over local authority indemnity insurance as stamp duty deadline looms – comments from Beth Rudolf

21st January

Mortgage Solutions

 

Conveyancing Association announce Terrafirma as latest Affiliate member

28th January

Cherry

Today’s Conveyancer

Mortgage Introducer

Best Advice

 

 

 

 

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