Recent Mortgages, Lenders and Government Schemes

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    Feature

    Lend an ear

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Peter Rodd reports on the results of a survey about the challenges conveyancers face when working with mortgage lenders

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    News

    Land Registry publishes updated guidance on digital mortgages

    2019-10-28T17:26:00Z

    Land Registry has updated its guidance pages on digital mortgages. There are three guides - for homeowners, mortgage lenders and conveyancers

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    Feature

    Lending weight

    2019-09-10T00:00:00Z

    How is Brexit affecting mortgage lenders, and clients and investors buying with mortgage finance? Paresh Raja provides a personal perspective

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    Feature

    Lending a hand

    2019-06-11T00:06:00Z

    In April, Peter Rodd chaired a roundtable event with six of the major lenders, between them representing over 50% of the current mortgage market. How can solicitors and lenders work better together to make the process quicker and simpler?

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    Brick by brick

    2018-12-05T10:24:00Z

    Self- and custom-build are becoming increasingly common. Charlie Blagbrough argues that this development could reinject diversity into house building and supply, and explains how the lending process works in this market

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    Feature

    Support system

    2018-12-05T10:21:00Z

    Russell Hewitson , chair of the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, provides an update on the committee’s work representing and supporting the profession, including around leasehold, fraud and the electronic execution of documents

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    News

    Law Society responds to FCA market study on the mortgage market

    2018-08-16T10:36:00Z

    We believe lender panels and the way in which they operate should be considered by the FCA. The majority of lenders operate a panel-based system to select law firms to act on behalf of that lender in mortgage transactions and this is not currently covered in the FCA report

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    Feature

    Signed, sealed, delivered

    2018-06-06T00:00:00Z

    As part of our regular series from HM Land Registry, Joy Bailey provides an update on the execution of deeds or documents using electronic signatures

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    News

    Tell us about your experiences of panel management

    2017-11-23T13:03:00Z

    The Law Society has released a survey asking conveyancers for their experiences of interacting with organisations that provide conveyancing panel management services

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    Feature

    In the family

    2017-09-06T00:00:00Z

    The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is now one of the top 10 mortgage lenders. So how should you advise clients receiving funds from family, and when should you advise them to consult a family lawyer? Jo Edwards , Jamie Gaw and Anna Jassani explain.

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    News

    Land Registry moves closer to e-conveyancing, Law Society responds

    2017-02-21T13:56:00Z

    Solicitors could no longer be asked to witness signatures on Land Registry forms if proposals for electronic signatures are adopted.

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    News

    CML consults on its handbook - deadline 16 November

    2016-11-09T14:20:00Z

    The CML is undertaking an informal consultation exercise to seek the views of CML Handbook users – mortgage lenders, solicitors and conveyancers – on the handbook

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    News

    Help to Buy ISAs reminder - How to apply bonus funds

    2016-09-14T12:18:00Z

    Following press coverage of issues relating to Help to Buy ISA bonuses, we remind you of the Help to Buy ISA scheme requirements in relation to bonuses.

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    Event

    Webinar: Acting for lenders: Best practice for reporting on title (20 September 2016)

    2016-08-01T11:35:00Z

    Attend this webinar for a detailed review of the implied undertakings and confirmation you provide to the lender when submitting the report on title or certificate of title. Our expert speaker will cover the main issues that must be reported to lenders for them to consider and help you to ...

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    Feature

    Breathing room

    2016-06-02T13:29:00Z

    As of 20 June 2016, the deadline for telegraphic transfers of funds – also known as CHAPs payments – will be extended by one hour and 40 minutes. Thom Wilkinson explains the implications of the change for practitioners

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    News

    Updated Help to Buy: ISA portal launched on 23 May

    2016-05-25T11:40:00Z

    Firms wishing to make a bonus request will need to register on the updated portal, even if they have previously made a bonus request

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    News

    Mortgage Credit Directive: revised certificate of title reminder

    2016-05-17T15:18:00Z

    The certificate of title has been amended to reflect the introduction of the Mortgage Credit Directive in March

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    Event

    Help to Buy schemes including ISAs (26 April 2016)

    2016-04-26T16:26:00Z

    This webinar outlines all you need to know about the new Help to Buy schemes - available at a 20 per cent discount to Property Section members

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    Analysis

    Dishonest discharge

    2016-04-26T14:50:00Z

    The High Court has ruled that Land Registry can sue conveyancers for mortgage representations - a reminder of the care that needs to be taken when making representations, says Peter Reekie

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    News

    Introduction of Mortgage Credit Directive - changes to certificate of title

    2016-04-07T11:22:00Z

    The Law Society has made some suggestions to support law firms around the ‘reflection period’ and ‘binding offer’ elements of the MCD