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Our News Coverage | May 2017

May has been dominated by the General Election campaign in news circles however this has clearly generated plenty of interest in the CA’s White Paper/Strategic Plan and how it fits into the potential conveyancing process reforms that should be set in train post-June 8th.

Key areas of our Strategic Plan continue to develop as we formulate the changes we’d like to see, so it’s been positive to see lenders such as Nationwide announcing changes to its new-build leasehold lending policy. The Government may have effectively shut down due to the Purdah rules but we are still able to engage with plenty of stakeholders and formulate our plans for post-Election work.

In the middle of the month there was plenty of focus on the potential return of HIPs, however we believe this fall-back on past projects is something of a red herring, preferring to concentrate on the delivery of upfront information through our D-Home Reports.

We all know that political will is vitally important if we are to deliver on our aims, and it’s been encouraging to hear a variety of political parties and figures talking about conveyancing reform as part of their overall housing plans. During May we issued a number of statements and wrote articles on how this is important, and we will certainly be looking to see how the next Government delivers on this.

Overall, May has represented something of a stepping stone month in terms of delivering on our aims, and we are looking forward to the next Government being in place so we can continue to work towards them.

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

 

Conveyancing Association responds to Nationwide’s announcement on changes to its new-build leasehold policy

4th May

Today’s Conveyancer

Estate Agent Today

Property Industry Eye

Law Society Gazette

Mortgage Finance Gazette

Inside Conveyancing

Mortgage Strategy

 

Lawyers back initiative to accelerate Yorks homebuying process

4th May

Bdaily

 

Groundrent/leasehold discussion – featuring CA’s Director of Delivery, Beth Rudolf (from 1:55:00)

11th May

BBC Radio 5 Live

 

Mortgage Strategy – mention of CA

16th May

Why home information packs are not the answer: Singh

 

Today’s Conveyancer – mention of CA

16th May

Interview with Edward Donne

 

Mortgage Solutions – Eddie Goldsmith regular article

17th May

Even politicians must understand need for leasehold reforms – Conveyancing Association

 

CA website – Eddie Goldsmith regular blog

19th May

Political will for conveyancing change is vital

 

CA welcomes political endorsement of home buying process changes

25th May

Law Society Gazette

Today’s Conveyancer

Best Advice

Property Industry Eye

Inside Conveyancing

Estate Agent Today

Cherry

 

Estate Agent Today – mention of CA Strategic Plan

25th May

Conveyancing expert wants vendors to complete pre-viewing property info questionnaire

 

Estate Agent Today – mention of CA reform of home buying

27th May

Reform of buying and selling – The industry should prepare now

 

Howden Pi Magazine – article on Corporate Social Responsibility

30th May

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