June has proven to be a very significant month for the CA, with our PSB and Legal/All Member Meetings on the 26th coinciding with some very significant announcements from the Secretary of State for the DCLG on a variety of leasehold issues. Alongside outlawing developers from offering leasehold houses through the Help to Buy scheme, signing them up to a charter and opening up a consultation on a New Homes Ombudsman, we heard that new rules will be introduced, meaning freeholders/managing agents must provide info to leaseholders within 15 days and at a max fee of £200.
The CA, and particularly our Director of Delivery, Beth Rudolf, has been lobbying for this change for the best part of six years and to finally achieve such a result is a testament to everyone who has supported this measure during that period. It shows the strength of this Association and what can be achieved when we work together with both members and the industry. For further details please read Lloyd Davies’ blog – All good things come to those who wait? – the link is below.
In social media terms, we are so close to hitting 1,000 followers on the CA Twitter account – please follow www.twitter.com/CAtradebody if you don’t already follow us. And similarly for our LinkedIn page – search The Conveyancing Association – if you are able to follow us, that would be fantastic. We use both Twitter and LinkedIn to provide updates on coverage and news, so it’s well worth following us.
Full details of all coverage in June can be found below:
A moving tide of regulation making its way towards estate agents
Industry experts to reveal the future of conveyancing – mentions Beth Rudolf and the CA
7th June 2019
‘Smart’ Contracts in Conveyancing
Key recruits from Zoopla and Rightmove for sales progression firm View my Chain – mentions Beth Rudolf and the CA
Leasehold investigation is ‘a major step forward’ for victims – regular article from Beth Rudolf
All good things come to those who wait? Lloyd Davies blog