commercial-property-blog

Monday, 22nd October 05:01pm

Law Society chief criticises delay in introduction of electronic Conveyancing

Failing to digitise Conveyancing could damage the UK economy, according to Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson. 

Thursday, 18th October 01:41pm

What is a house? The Supreme Court’s landmark decision

When is a house not a house? This is the seemingly obvious question which the Supreme Court had to consider in two recent cases.

Monday, 8th October 12:10pm

Increased mortgage availability should be good news for home-buyers

A recent survey by the Bank of England suggests that the mortgage availability is expected to increase over the next three months.

Friday, 5th October 01:46pm

New law against squatters starts to bite

Enforcement of the recent criminalisation of squatting has begun. But are landlords and home owners seeing the benefit?

Thursday, 4th October 09:21pm

Broadband speed a priority for homebuyers

According to a recent survey a survey of 1,500 homebuyers, fast broadband is now more important to buyers than having off-street parking or local amenities.

Wednesday, 3rd October 01:05pm

Land value tax – one way to remedy the housing crisis?

It is clear to most people that there is a housing crisis in the UK. But would a land value tax, as proposed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, help to remedy this?

Tuesday, 2nd October 10:45pm

Would Ed Balls’ stamp duty cut really help the housing market?

Does a stamp duty cut for first-time homebuyers looks like just another empty promise from Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls?

Thursday, 27th September 01:55pm

CML delivers good news for home buyers and sellers

The Council for Mortgage Lenders have reported an increase in lending in July, 4% up on the same month last year. What impact has the Government's NewBuy scheme had on this boost?

Monday, 17th September 07:41pm

Law Society asks Vince Cable to intervene in Mortgage Lender Row

Vince Cable has been invited by the Law Society to intervene and mediate in Conveyancing Solicitors' ongoing dispute with Mortgage Lenders.

Monday, 10th September 08:15pm

Fairhold Homes forced to climb-down on exit fees for retirement-home owners

Fees payable by owners of retirement homes who want to sell or sub-let have long been a bone of contention.  Now the OFT are involved