Our News Coverage | March 2021

The Budget announcement in March dominated proceedings with the industry waiting for a decision to be made on the stamp duty extension, which duly came with an original new deadline of the end of June, followed by a further tapered deadline up until the end of September this year.

It left the industry wondering whether the Chancellor hadn’t merely replaced one deadline with two more, however it was widely welcomed even if there were some concerns that it could add even greater levels of demand for conveyancers to work through.

The CA has continued to focus on the measures required to improve the home buying and selling process and March marked the launch of the BASPI dataset, with The Times also committing to a campaign to improve transaction times.

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


Extra stamp duty holiday would raise house prices, say lawyers – mentions Beth Rudolf and the CA

26th February

Financial Times


Judges confirmed for the upcoming British Conveyancing Awards – mentions Beth Rudolf and the CA

1st March

Today’s Conveyancer


SDLT holiday deadline letter to Chancellor – mentions the CA

2nd March

Today’s Conveyancer

Property Industry Eye

Estate Agent Today


CA comments on stamp duty extension

3rd March


Mortgage Finance Gazette

Property Reporter

Legal Futures

Development Finance Today

Ideal Home


Lawyer Checker reaffirms commitment to Conveyancing Association Affiliate membership

4th March

Best Advice

Mortgage Introducer

Today’s Conveyancer


The Long Goodbye – blog from Paul Smee

5th March

CA website


‘It’s unlikely unless the stars align’: Home buyers warned they might STILL miss out on stamp duty saving as stressed solicitors go to ground – mentions the CA

5th March

This is Money


Conveyancing Foundation launches ‘Be Kind, We Care’ initiative

8th March

Today’s Conveyancer

Mortgage Introducer

Financial Reporter


Get Britain Moving – comments from Beth Rudolf

12th March

The Times

The Times


Home Buying & Selling Group announce launch of BASPI dataset – mentions the CA

15th March

Today’s Conveyancer


Time for the industry to focus on the BASPI – regular article from Beth Rudolf

15th March

Today’s Conveyancer


Proptech pioneer slams BASPI property data initiative as too ‘old school’ – comments from Beth Rudolf

17th March

The Negotiator


New homebuyers unlikely to meet June deadline, broker wans – with comments from Beth Rudolf

22nd March

FT Adviser


BASPI creates ‘one source of truth’ – article from Beth Rudolf

24th March

Today’s Conveyancer


After lockdowns devastated UK real estate sector, could Covid clauses protect homebuyers and sellers? – with comments from Beth Rudolf

29th March

EU Reporter