Should buyers and sellers conceal the truth during such a huge purchase?
The civil servant leading work to reform the house buying has revealed key areas of government thinking – with a ban on referral fees being considered.
A ban on referral fees paid to agents is on the cards, an industry audience was told yesterday.
It is clear that the conveyancing sector is moving through huge changes that have the potential to create a positive consumer-centric year ahead.
A survey of 6,000 members of the public and 660 estate and letting agents has revealed some striking findings about how consumers relate to estate agencies and portals.
The Law Commission has given its backing to making commonhold a “viable alternative” to leasehold ownership for flats.
Confusion has arisen over the rules about holding deposits on behalf of property sellers after a high street solicitor sought clarification from the Solicitors Regulation Authority over a key proposal in the government’s plans for improving home-buying.
A firm offering concierge services to home movers has raised £1.5m in funding, in a round led by the early backers of Zoopla.
The National Association of Estate Agents has met with other members of a high-level government board to look at ways of tackling economic crime.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority must improve its approach to explaining its decisions amid concerns about the transparency of its policy making.