Last week, the SRA announced a series of decisions on the outcome of its Handbook reforms. Marzena Lipman, policy adviser at the Law Society, gives an overview of the changes.
Under new proposals confirmed by the SRA, law firms will now be required to publish the prices they charge. This will cover conveyancing, probate, motoring offences, immigration advice and the cost of bringing claims before an employment tribunal.
Park homes are not equivalent to bricks and mortar, and the procedure for buying and selling one is not subject to the usual conveyancing protocols. Rawdon Crozier and Ibraheem Dulmeer set out the six steps you need to follow.
Blockchain has been branded as the future of just about everything and is soon expected to infiltrate all aspects of our lives, from banking to tax returns and voting. But what is it, and how can it be used in property transactions?
We have released interim guidance to help firms manage the uncertainty created around VAT on electronic property searches by the Tribunal decision in Brabners LLP v HMRC Commissioners last year
The Law Society Gazette has reported that solicitors representing fraudulent property vendors should share responsibility along with those representing the duped buyers for any resulting losses, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a widely awaited decision.
The Law Society has put together a briefing for members on the SRA’s current PII consultation
The Law Society is seeking views on proposed revisions made to the Conveyancing Protocol
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a response to its call for evidence on improving the home buying and selling process. This sets out its proposals to improve the current system for consumers.
Firms that have received letters from HMRC regarding the VAT treatment of electronic searches are encouraged to contact us.