Lenders, PII companies and legal regulators like firms to be members of the BLG. They appreciate that those firms will be kept fully up to date with all important issues that affect conveyancers. The regular BLG bulletins (and the online forum) are an invaluable source of information and knowledge.
Coal face conveyancers rarely have the time to keep track of all of the issues that are likely to affect them and the way they carry out their work. The BLG, in effect, acts as their ‘eyes and ears’ on a 24/7 basis.
Being a member of the BLG will also mean that you (and your colleagues), amongst other things are being:
Quickly notified, of all new SRA Fraud/Scam Alerts, and HMLR updates
Entitled to exclusive CPD training resources via the BLGTraining website (our training is SRA, CLC and CILEx-approved)
Kept fully up to date with the development and progress of new initiatives like the Home Buying and Selling Group’s industry pledge and the current SDLT holiday
Entitled to attend free CPD/ongoing training seminars/roadshows
Sent summaries and action points relating to recent important judgements such as the recent Dreamvar and Brabners cases
Able to ask questions and get responses from some of the country’s biggest lenders including, Santander and Lloyds Banking Group
Able to access the best priced legal services and products from companies like; Oyez; Groundsure; Redbrick; Searchflow; InfoTrack and many others
Able to ask any conveyancing related question that other BLG members will answer and comment on
Recent BLG bulletin (and online forum) topics have included:
Cladding/EWS1; Delegation of AML/ID liability; SDLT Higher Rate (Trust Question); Indemnity – Schedule 2 Housing Act 1988; HSBC reducing its panel, again?; Snagging Surveys on Newbuilds; Partial billing on exchange; VAT on LA Searches