A new service, Property Information Packs, is to roll out nationwide within the next three months, aiming at speeding up conveyancing and reducing fall-throughs.
An experienced solicitor has been fined £20,000 for misconduct after being duped into accepting that a woman was who she said she was because he did not require documentary proof.
HMLR remains optimistic about efforts to reform land charge data to make the conveyancing process less stressful – despite acknowledging that the work is going slower than expected.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that leaseholders will get a redress mechanism as he promised that long-awaited legislation on reform of the controversial form of tenure is on its way.
Estate agents and others in the property industry have much more to do to deter money laundering.
Claire Louise Ainsworth has been found guilty of conveyancing fraud, whilst she worked for an online estate agent.