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SearchFlow, the UK’s leading conveyancing search solutions provider, has won two national awards at this year’s prestigious UK Customer Experience Awards (CXA). The first award was in the UK’s ‘Best Contact Centre Small – Customer Satisfaction’ category, where the team scooped the first place Gold award. It was also presented with a Silver award for […]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have delivered their starkest warning yet that we must make fundamental changes to how we live right now, or else the effects of potentially catastrophic warming cannot be undone. The report says that the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards an average temperature rise of 3C, […]
In 2018 more people are reliant on close family and friends to help fund their property purchases. In fact 27%, up from 25% in 2017, of UK purchases were funded by friends and family with a value of over £5.7 billion. When this sector of housing lenders is becoming so strong, it is not surprising […]
The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) have warned that withdrawing the Help to Buy scheme could destabilise the first time buyer lending levels that have recovered to pre-financial crisis levels. IMLA, that represents 43 banks, building societies and specialist lenders, has advised the government to provide clarity on HTB and the Equity Loan Scheme to […]
As the Government consider ways of excavating the country out of the impending housing crisis, they have announced that a new working group has been created to help raise standards across the property sector. Heather Wheeler, MP and Housing Minister, has announced that the Regulating Property Agents Working Group will advise the Government on issues […]
Groundsure is delighted to reveal that following an extensive programme of customer-led product and market research, the redesigned and enhanced Review and Screening commercial search reports are now available. Groundsure – Expert geo-risk analysis and transaction-led advisory Groundsure Review The Groundsure Review is not just data – the report’s value rests on unrivalled data analysis […]
As was stated in the first instalment of this article, the importance of personalising an email quotes letter and ensuring your first contact with the customer is decisive and positive is very important in converting enquiries. Failing to provide a differentiated email quotes letter that clearly states the benefits of using the firm could impact […]
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) & Bold Legal Group (BLG) Conference will be held on Wednesday 14th November once again at the Riverside Centre in Derby. The Annual Dinner will follow the Conference at the iPro Stadium. We are delighted that Kate Faulkner has agreed to host […]
Communities Secretary, James Brockenshire, is set to announce plans to significantly reduce and then cap ground rents on all new build properties. According to a government statement released on Sunday, the Government will begin a consultation into proposals that were made yesterday. The Government are to cap ground rent at £10 a year in the […]
The SRA are attempting to ensure the honesty and integrity of law firms and their representatives in order to provide a more transparent system for consumers. In the space of two days, the SRA have also made their intentions, concerning dishonest solicitors, very clear by invoking the use of section 43 orders. The section 43 […]

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