Thursday, 17th January 04:36pm

The risks of investing in building plots

The Land Registry has recently issued a warning against buying so-called 'building plots' from fraudulent property dealers

Wednesday, 16th January 05:57pm

Increase in premium London homebuyers pay to live near a tube station

The premium Londoners are willing to pay to live close to a tube or train station has increased by 2% in only two years, according to a recent report by Nationwide.

Monday, 14th January 05:56pm

Green Deal creates confusion for home buyers and sellers

The Government's Green Deal offers homeowners the financing to reduce the environmental footprint of their home, but what happens when the property is sold?

Friday, 11th January 03:55pm

Conveyancing Association head comments on recent ruling

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal, reversing a decision against a solicitor's firm tricked by fraudsters, has drawn opinion from Edward Goldsmith, Chair of the Conveyancing Association.

Friday, 11th January 12:50am

How to spot a conveyancing superstar

Choosing the right conveyancing solicitor is an important step when buying or selling a home.  So much so in fact, that it can make a material difference to your experience when moving

Thursday, 10th January 10:22pm

New Energy Performance regulations come into force

An exemption for listed buildings is among the changes to EPC regulations which came into force yesterday.

Wednesday, 9th January 08:16pm

Halifax publish December 2012 house price index (7/1/13)

The Halifax Building Society recently published their house price index for December 2012.  The figures are based on nationwide data from which a 'standardised' house price is calculated.

Tuesday, 6th November 05:29pm

A Call to Standardise Conveyancing Contracts

Reading comments from many Conveyancing Solicitors on Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson’s call for more progress towards electronic Conveyancing, I was struck by how many called for standardisation of the contract and pre-contract enquiries.

Friday, 2nd November 04:52pm

A Small Relief for Homebuyers – Lower Land Registry fees

As from the 22nd October, the land registry has reduced the fees it charges for registering property transfers and other services.

Tuesday, 23rd October 03:42pm

Japanese Knotweed - House sales could be scuppered by alien flora

Buyers are pulling out because lenders' survey reports reveal the presence of Japanese knotweed growing in the garden – or even a neighbour's garden – and lenders are refusing mortgages.