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If we thought September was a month full of political intrigue, then we hadn’t counted on October. By the month end not only did we have a new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, but Michael Gove was back at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
Gove should certainly know the housing brief and has indeed made some progress in key areas such as leasehold reform and cladding/building safety. Nicky Heathcote’s website blog and Beth Rudolf’s article in Estate Agent Today looks at how his return might mean further action in the CA’s campaign to secure a better home moving and selling process.
The mortgage market has been incredibly turbulent since the ‘Mini Budget’ and this is impacting on the conveyancing market in terms of purchase transactions but also remortgage business as worried homeowners seek to navigate the increase in mortgage product pricing we have seen in recent weeks. A number of articles below provide the CA’s views on this and the need for better communication and a process which makes use of better digitalisation.
Finally, on a lighter note, the month finished with Beth Rudolf providing views on ‘haunted’ houses, how their value might be impacted and what consumers have to declare. You can listen to Beth on Radio 4’s Your and Yours via the link below.
Full details of all coverage in October can be found below:
House price boom wanes as buyers pull out – comments from Beth Rudolf
Government urged to take the lead on homebuying reforms – comments from Beth Rudolf and Nicky Heathcote
Why new-build buyers are being hit hardest by the mortgage crisis – comments from Beth Rudolf
Why people want plain speaking and clear comms in times of trouble – article from Beth Rudolf
Property Natter – why brand reputation is more crucial for smaller firms – mentions Beth Rudolf/personal branding
Time for Government to mandate reform of home-buying process – comments from Beth Rudolf
The conveyancing sector needs a commitment to digitalisation – article from Beth Rudolf
Where to begin? Nicky Heathcote online blog
Michael Gove ‘gets it’ – why his return is good news for the industry – article from Beth Rudolf
You & Yours – Director of Delivery, Beth Rudolf, on ‘haunted’ houses
BBC Sounds – from 21:00
Conveyancing firms ranked for digital conveyancing maturity in new index – mentions the CA
Who is responsible for reporting on climate change risk in property transactions? Comments from Beth Rudolf