Once again, it is the CA’s focus on the ongoing stamp duty holiday which takes up the bulk of our activity this month. Some were expecting an announcement on an extension to be made during the Chancellor’s Spending Review however that wasn’t forthcoming and the anticipation must be that, if any extension is to be granted, we will not hear about it until 2021.
The good news is that the Treasury continues to listen to the calls for an extension and that the industry appears to be speaking with one voice on the need for it. We will certainly continue to bang that particular drum in the weeks ahead in order to keep the spotlight on this important issue.
In other news, the CA launched the fifth version of its Cyberfraud and Fraud Protocol – details of which can be found in the coverage below – and the Association is urging all firms to reacquaint themselves with the document, its amends and to ensure they are in the best possible position to fight off any attempts at fraud.
Full details of all coverage in November can be found below:
Dear Chancellor…the letter requesting a stamp duty extension of six months – mentions CA
How can we ensure the second half of 2020 doesn’t become a blip? Article from Beth Rudolf
Phil Spencer: Conveyancing – don’t battle what you can’t control – mentions CA
A script with no ending? Paul Smee regular website blog
Could knotweed be this year’s Christmas property Grinch? Mentions CA
Covid: Home buyers face delays over property searches – comments from Lloyd Davies
Solicitors slap MP for saying lockdown will disrupt the conveyancing process – mentions CA
UK house prices rise in October ahead of second lockdown – comments from Beth Rudolf
Conveyancing firm to tell buyers they will miss stamp duty holiday – mentions CA
Vendor disclosure could replace caveat emptor – comments from Beth Rudolf
Transaction delays show a need for SDLT holiday extension – Beth Rudolf article
Conveyancers set client expectations over SDLT deadline – mentions CA and includes comments from CA member firms
Key industry bodies open letter pushes Chancellor to extend SDLT – mentions CA
How to buy a home before the stamp duty holiday ends in March 2021 – mentions CA
Conveyancers address potential transaction termination if deadline missed – comments from Beth Rudolf
Conveyancing Association October Webinar: The Importance of Training, Recruitment and Staff Welfare
Conveyancing industry voices their concerns over lack of SDLT extension – mentions CA and comments from Lloyd Davies