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Recent Halifax data has tracked the average national deposit for a first-time buyer at an unassailable £33,127. Staggeringly, this is a colossal increase of 71% when compared with the 2008 deposit figures of £19,364. In part, this is a product of steadily rising house prices. According to the recent figures, house prices have increased by […]
Through a new remortgage product, Tesco remortgage customers are being offered a cashback amount ranging from £250-£1000 or they can take advantage of a free conveyancing service. Julian Hartley, director of mortgages, savings and loans, said: “We are delighted to be offering cashback on a range of remortgage products, offering customers greater choice when they […]
Despite government attempts to help first-time buyers, a recent report by L&C Mortgages has revealed that almost a third are still confused by the stamp duty changes. Astonishingly, and in spite the government widely publicising the fact that first-time buyers have saved 284 million in stamp duty fees, 31% of first-time buyers remain unclear if […]
Following a successful integration with Stewart Title, Index Insure continues to add value to its conveyancer offering by allowing clients to order Title Insurances via its intuitive online ordering platform that has become well known for its simplicity and ease of use. Stephen Smith, UK Country Manager for Stewart Title observed that “Busy conveyancers need […]
Entrepreneur, conveyancing specialist and former Chairman of Conveyancing Association (CA), Eddie Goldsmith retires from the industry after 35 years heading up GWLegal, known as Goldsmith Williams until May 2017. Eddie was a former Partner at GWLegal, a leading national firm with over 34 years in the property field. The firm has an abundance of experience […]
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has unequivocally agreed with the recent Solicitors Regulatory Authority’s (SRA) price transparency reforms. Under the new regulations, the SRA has said that all costs should be “clear and accessible,” ideally on the homepage. It was also adamant that all “basis for your charges, including hourly rates or fixed fees” must be […]
According to Property Week’s recent survey, conveyancers are excited by the increased use of proptech in the property industry. The report found that 61% of respondents believed that technology will only have a more positive effect on the home buying process and company revenue over the next five years; this statistic has risen from the […]
Keoghs conveyancing is the conveyancing arm of one of the UK’s top 100 legal firms, having offices situated across the country with headquarters in Bolton and nearly 50 years’ experience in conveyancing. The legal firm, Keoghs represent most of the UK general insurance market and have developed a strong reputation for delivering first-class results through […]
In a time when house sales remain flat or falling, propcast have issued their figures for August, informing the public about how different regions fair in terms of house selling. According to HMRC statistics: “UK home sales fell by 3% to 96,340 in June. In the three months to June sales were unchanged from the […]
A recent joint memorandum made by various sections of the Northern Irish property professionals has indicated that improved communication is important to ensure a smooth and swift home buying experience. The Joint Memorandum on improving communications between professions states: “The Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NI) and the National […]

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