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Despite increased attempts to crack down on money laundering, the opaque and murky reality of UK property ownership was made clear this weekend with the announcement that more than £56 billion (taken from Land Registry statistics in 2017) worth is secretly owned. Based on current property prices, this secret haul could be worth more than […]
Only 8% of small to medium sized law firms have failed to implement any cyber security measures last year. In comparison, over a quarter of the UK’s small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have no cyber security measures or strategies in place. However, according to the ‘Would you be Ready for a Cyber Attack’ survey, commissioned […]
The usual buoyant residential spring market has failed to spring into action. Instead, continued uncertainty around the UK’s future in Europe is stifling the property market and subduing transaction figures. According to the most recent housing index, by Rightmove, property prices crept up nationally by only 0.4%. This figure is 0.3% below the five-year average […]
Legal Eye’s Director of Business Development, Jody Evans, has completed the ISO27001 Lead Auditor course. The achievement comes hot on the heels of Jody’s recent success in passing the stringent Lead Implementer course for the information security standard. Jody’s qualification strengthens Legal Eye’s ability to support law firms across the UK in setting up, maintaining […]
Terrafirma is delighted to reveal the most advanced CON29M yet, available from the 2nd April 2019. In July 2018, Terrafirma became the first non-public body to be licensed to produce an official CON29M and over the past year, our experts have been working hard to push the boundaries of what is possible within a CON29M […]
With the door locked on a no-deal Brexit, at least for the time being, and an EU extension until May very likely, it is unsurprising that Brexit is viewed as the biggest challenge facing the housing market in 2019. According to February’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey, 77% of respondents cite […]
A recent report has claimed that one in six UK housing transactions are currently falling through and failing to complete. Although these figures are more conservative than government estimates that speculate somewhere between a quarter to a third of housing transactions fail each year, it highlights a clear and persistent problem with the home buying […]
The UK National Crime Agency and the Home Office have been under immense scrutiny in recent months regarding their perceived inaction concerning new anti-money laundering regulations that were introduced in June 2017. Since that time, there have been no prosecutions made, according to a recent Freedom of Information request (FoI). The FoI request, made by […]
InTouch Conveyancing Software is ready for Making Tax Digital, are you? Making Tax Digital is HMRC’s compulsory initiative aimed at making filing tax simpler for businesses. The scheme requires online tax filing and payment, as well as digital record keeping. All business taxes will be part of the scheme, but so far, only Making Tax […]
Free drinks and canapes to celebrate! The Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) which was incorporated on 15th March 1989 and today marks its 30th Anniversary! To celebrate the Society will be providing free drinks and canapes at its spring roadshows in May and June. The Society was established to act as the professional body representing […]

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