Peter Rodd

Peter Rodd

Peter Rodd is past chair of the Property Section executive committee, Law Society Council member for residential property, and senior partner at high street practice Boys & Maughan in Margate, Kent

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    Lending a hand

    2019-06-11T00:06:00

    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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    Plus ça change…

    2019-03-12T11:05:00

    Purrunsing, P&P and Dreamvar were the big news in conveyancing last year. But, Peter Rodd asks, were they anything new, or did they just reiterate the ongoing need for constant vigilance?

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    In the know

    2018-06-06T00:00:00

    The leasehold system is facing increasing criticism. One of the key issues is getting information to potential buyers and helping them understand it. Peter Rodd looks at what’s gone wrong with leasehold, and the role of conveyancers in the flow of information

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    Webinar: Valuation and exit strategies for law firms (OnDemand)

    2018-06-01T09:09:00

    This inclusive webinar looks at the issues faced by both those approaching retirement, and those looking to become a partner in a law firm.

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    Just desserts

    2018-03-06T00:00:00

    How many times have you heard from a client the words ‘I just need your signature’? But beware. Taking declarations and swearing affidavits may simply not be cost-effective, but other, similar activities, may contain significant risk. Peter Rodd explains

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    Put your house in order

    2018-01-11T09:03:00

    In a volatile market, it may be hard to find time to address practice management, but, says Peter Rodd, you can’t afford not to. Are you eally working as efficiently and profitably as you can be? And if not, what can you do about it?

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    Mortgage fraud: spotting the warning signs

    2017-05-11T09:27:00

    Peter Rodd has been leading our series of fraud and cybersecurity seminars taking place until the end of June. Here, he shares a real-life example of mortgage fraud and the warning signs that the conveyancer failed to spot.

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    Hard times

    2017-03-07T00:00:00

    In recent years, the role of the conveyancer has expanded significantly, particularly around searches, while fees have dropped radically, argues Peter Rodd. But does the solution lie in the hands of the profession itself?

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    Be prepared

    2017-03-07T00:00:00

    The Property Section will be running a series of seminars on fraud and cybercrime this spring. Peter Rodd looks at the challenges facing conveyancers, and the steps you need to take to protect yourself now and in the future

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    Opinion

    Brexit strategy

    2016-09-07T00:00:00

    Peter Rodd looks at what the future might hold for property lawyers in the wake of the UK referendum decision

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    One step ahead

    2015-12-03T12:45:00

    In the first article of our series focusing on fraud, Peter Rodd provides a practitioner’s perspective on fraud in residential conveyancing and practical steps to mitigate the risk.

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    Opinion

    Things have changed

    2014-12-09T00:00:00

    The legal profession is naturally resistant to change, says Peter Rodd, but the transition from paper to online conveyancing is both logical and necessary

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    Sign of the times

    2014-09-16T11:36:00

    Whether we like it or not, conveyancing practices will have to adapt to meet the demands of 21st century communications, says Peter Rodd

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    Timely reminders

    2014-06-10T00:00:00

    Peter Rodd comments on risk in conveyancing transactions

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    Risky business

    2014-03-11T00:00:00

    With the sobering news in January that 136 firms have folded, having failed to obtain professional indemnity insurance, Peter Rodd explains how firms could better manage risk to avoid becoming another statistic.

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    Winds of change

    2013-12-06T00:00:00

    Peter Rodd looks back at the developments of recent decades which have changed the face of conveyancing – and forward to the next big change: the Law Society’s Conveyancing Portal

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    The main event

    2013-09-11T00:00:00

    Property Section chair Peter Rodd looks ahead to the Property Section’s 2013 annual conference, just over five weeks away

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    Different strokes

    2013-06-12T00:00:00

    For conveyancing solicitors, quality is a key differentiator in a packed market. But does quality mean the same thing to us as to our clients, or from one client to the next? Peter Rodd reports

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    Marching on

    2013-03-13T00:00:00

    Peter Rodd, chair of the Property Section, considers what the market will bring this year, 
and the changes conveyancers need to make to survive and thrive