Legal firm Osborne Clarke says HMRC wants to recoup some of the £8.3 billion annual undeclared earnings, some of which is hidden by self-employed staff like hybrid agency LPEs, it is claimed.
HM Land Registry appears to be making painfully slow progress on digitising land charge search data – contrary to its earlier promises.
IT professional and blogger Peter Ellis Jones said the mock-up reflects what listings might look like if the portal were “more aligned with buyers”.
Professional freeholders are about to become more important than ever.
There is speculation that either Jenrick or McVey – or possibly both – will have to go.
Pressure is increasing on agents and portals to ensure leasehold terms are spelled out in all property listings, amid concerns that there will be a government crackdown on mis-selling.
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.