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The New Build Ticking Time Bomb

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Most large developers of new build property actively look to steer buyers in the direction of a 'friendly' conveyancer. This step is taken for several reasons mainly to do with the developer's desire to exercise a degree of control over the buyer's solicitor. The influ...
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The practical implications of P&P Property Limited v (1) Owen White and Catlin LLP (2) Crownvent Limited t/a Winkworth [2016] EWHC 2276 (Ch).

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

What should you do, and what exposure do you have when you act for a seller only to find after the transaction has completed that the seller is not the owner of the property but a fraudster?

This was the very situation which a seller's solicitor and e...
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Conveyancing Panels - Marketing heaven or unwanted slavery?

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Love them or hate them conveyancing panels continue to remain a predominant feature within the conveyancing industry. The majority of these work on a model whereby a company operates and manages an electronic platform on which it allows third party associates such as a...
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Impact of Brexit on conveyancing and the need for a strategy

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Love it or hate it we are now destined to leave the European Union.

Personally I consider this to be a reckless move and one which will impact on the lives of not only those close to retirement like myself but also our children and grandchildren. T...
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Volume Conveyancers have not lost the plot - just plotting for the future

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Law Society Gazette under an emotive heading of 'Ombudsman warns of dangers from 'conveyancing factories' recently reported in response to the release of a report from the Legal Ombudsman entitled 'Losing the Plot – residential conveyancing complaints and their cause...
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Conflict - Do I need to report to my lender client or not?

Friday, 13 May 2016

The scope for conflict in a conveyancing transaction when acting for a buyer and the buyer's lender is extensive and is often overlooked by busy practitioners.

It is clear from the Court of Appeal decision in Mortgage Express Limited v Bowerman & Partne...
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Unfair constraint on free choice of legal regulator

Monday, 25 April 2016

Changing from one regulator to another should not be difficult and should not be restricted due to the exclusive and unnecessarily stringent arrangements operating between one regulator and the insurance industry.

How on the one hand can you introduce t...
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Are conveyancers over charging on 'mum and dad' assisted property transactions?

Monday, 25 April 2016

Introduction

The principle behind the insurance is that it protects the mortgagee's (i.e. bank lending the money) title in the property if the donor of a gift or informal family loan goes bankrupt and the donor's creditors make a claim to the money...
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Stamp Duty Changes - Guide for clients and conveyancers

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Government has now confirmed the rules for higher stamp duty land tax higher rates for purchases of additional residential properties. These changes will take effect as from the 1st April 2016

In this article some of the main features of the chan...
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*MJP Conveyancing LTD is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA No. 590889 http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page.

MJP Conveyancing Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales Registered No: 8026741 VAT Number: 157917571. A full list of the directors is available upon request. We use the word 'Partner' to refer to a Director of the Limited Company, or any employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualification. Equality and Diversity Policy Equality and Diversity Policy Statement for Clients * - In calculating this we measure the average time it takes to reach the stage of exchange ( not the date you actually move in which is known as the completion date) from the date we receive the contract from the sellers solicitors or from when we send the contract to the buyers solicitors. This period can be longer when delays arise which are not within our control. We cannot guarantee that we can achieve this average turnaround time in all transactions. This turnaround time does not apply to leasehold and leasehold and new build transactions.