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.
A recent Court of Appeal judgment suggests the difference between an easement to fence and a covenant to fence is actually very small, writes Jennifer Meech of Enterprise Chambers.
The Law Society's Library and Practice Advice Service offer support and advice on legal practice and procedure, including through compiling FAQs
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains who is responsible for the cost of replacing lost deeds.
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Everyone agrees that buying and selling a home ought not to be a labyrinthine process. But what will plans to fix the ‘broken housing market’ mean for conveyancers?
London’s property market is becoming a ‘destination of choice’ for corruption and money laundering, an influential committee of MPs said today as it launched an inquiry into economic crime.
The probe, by the Commons Treasury Committee, will have two strands: anti-money laundering and the sanctions regime; and consumers and economic crime. It will examine the scale of money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions in the UK; the regulatory and legislative landscape; and how individuals, firms and the wider economy have been affected.
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Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the committee, said: ’Given the threats that face the UK, the effectiveness of the regimes we use to protect our financial system from misuse have never been more important. It has been claimed that the UK, particularly the London property market, is becoming a destination of choice to launder the proceeds of overseas crime and corruption - so-called ‘dirty money’. One estimate suggests up to £4.4bn worth of UK properties may have been bought with suspicious wealth.’
The committee will examine the UK’s role in international efforts to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing and implement sanctions.
Morgan added: ’We will also look at economic crime at the consumer level, including fraud and scams. As online banking and payments have become more prevalent, there are now more opportunities for fraudulent activity.’