Website currently operating, falsely claiming to be a law firm of the name Hawkins LLP
Correspondence from ‘Katie Newnes’ of ‘Blakely and Haskell Group’ falsely claiming to be authorised and regulated by the SRA
An email has been sent falsely claiming to be from ‘Christopher Field’ of Dechert LLP in respect of a non-disclosure agreement.
Overview of scam activity
In an unusual move, HM Land Registry has issued guidance to agents to help them reassure jittery buyers and sellers ahead of the June 30 stamp duty deadline.
The Negotiator asks three leading industry figures whether HIPs were ever a good idea, and how property sales can be speeded up.
Emails and WhatsApp text messages have been sent misusing the details of a Linklaters partner and the name of Linklaters LLP.
Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from ‘Lisa Turner’ of Blake Morgan LLP in respect of payment of outstanding legal fees.
I believe that over the remainder of this year and beyond, a large number of conveyancers will retrain, retire or simply throw in the towel.
Agents should prepare for a surge in fall throughs and collapsed sales thanks to the first stamp duty holiday period expiring at the end of this month.