commercial-property-blog

Thursday, 10th January 04:52pm

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 02:46pm

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 11:59am

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 11:22am

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 11:12am

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.

Monday, 22nd October 12:31pm

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 09:11am

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 07:40am

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 09:16am

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 04:51pm

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.