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Building Safety Bill (21 Jul 2021)

Marco Longhi: ..., which would be required before a fire safety certificate could be issued—unless of course this has changed due to today’s statement. Home buyers would not be privy to these liabilities as the conveyancing process would not have highlighted the possibility of these risks even existing at point of purchase. I raised the question of risk awareness at the conveyancing stage for all...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 6 (20 Jul 2021)

Lord Greenhalgh: ..., and I have discussed with the noble Baroness that we would like to work with her on the implementation of the Bill. This will include, for example, provision of comprehensive information to conveyancers, landlord representatives and leaseholder groups to ensure awareness of the new ground rent limits. I have had constructive conversations with the noble Lord, Lord Stunell, and the noble...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Unadopted Roads (1 Jun 2021)

Nichola Mallon: ...of the legal profession to trying to find solutions to the issue. Progress has been made, in the sense that there is a greater level of awareness of responsibilities when it comes to providing conveyancing advice . There is also a greater level of public awareness about bonds and agreements being in place when solicitors are advising people on the purchase of their new home. Many people...

Dormant Assets Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 May 2021)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...this situation but is unlikely to have an immediate effect. It suggests that a step change in reconnection might be achieved through the use of government data. It might be less controversial if conveyancing and rental agreements came with a prompt list of things that parties should do at the time. It would be interesting to hear the Minister’s comments on the ways in which we might be...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (24 May 2021)

Lord Greenhalgh:; and, secondly, addressing the problems faced by homeowners due to high and increasing ground rents. It should also be noted that, where existing leaseholders have a complaint about a conveyancer, solicitor, property developer, estate agent, freeholder or management agent, there are existing routes to redress. We have worked with trading standards, which have published...

Digital Identification Protocol - Question (20 May 2021)

Baroness Barran: ...I cannot comment on the specific McKinsey data. On his question about areas for pilots, we are working with a number of sectors and are eager to look into pilots in healthcare, tourism, housing, conveyancing and insurance—but all of this is of course subject to spending review outcomes.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Conveyancing: Disclosure of Information (20 Apr 2021)

Richard Fuller: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of non-disclosure agreements used by house building companies where there are disputes between the company and the house buyer after completion of the purchase of a property.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Target Housing: Help to Buy Scheme (15 Mar 2021)

Christopher Pincher: ...(Target), who administer the equity loan on behalf of Homes England, are provided these templates in the form of a Solicitors’ Pack. Target issues the Solicitors’ Pack to the customers’ conveyancing solicitor and this provides clear guidance about how to complete the appropriate template and how to follow the equity loan process. This is a standard pack provided to every...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (1 Mar 2021)

Christopher Pincher: The Equity Loan Administrator supports the customer through the application process, and the customer’s conveyancer also explains the legal nature of the transaction and supports the customer through the legal process. Homes England measures the effectiveness of the administrator via the contract management process, which includes performance packs, key performance indicators and meetings....

Fire Safety Bill: After Clause 2 - Risk based guidance about the discharge of duties under the Fire Safety Order (24 Feb 2021)

Marco Longhi: ...these repairs, which will be required before a fire safety certificate can be issued, allowing the resident to eventually sell their home. They would not have been privy to these liabilities as the conveyancing process would not have highlighted the possibility of these risks existing at point of purchase. Risk awareness at the conveyancing stage is something that I raised in my ten-minute...

Local Government Finance (England) (10 Feb 2021)

Steve Double: ...Despite being told by the administration that having staff working from home is more efficient, we have seen a reduction in the level of services. One specific issue is the time it takes for local conveyancing searches to be completed. In recent months, it has been taking over 10 weeks for searches to be returned, which has caused no end of stress and anxiety to homebuyers. When challenged...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Conveyancing: Standards (16 Dec 2020)

Marco Longhi: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to bring forward proposals to set a minimum set of standards for conveyancing solicitors.

Written Answers — Treasury: Capital Gains Tax: Tax Allowances (3 Dec 2020)

Patricia Gibson: ..., what plans he has to review the recent reduction of Private Residence Relief to take into account the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) home viewings and sales and (b) the time taken for the conveyancing process.

Online Scams — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (10 Nov 2020)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...fake. If the staff of insurance companies themselves struggle, what hope is there for us as customers? There are many money scams: investment scams, banking scams, insurance scams, pension scams, conveyancing scams, purchase scams, often involving non-existent products—the Cats Protection League has told me that non-existent cats are being sold online—romance scams, involving fake...

Royal Mail: South-east London (3 Nov 2020)

Helen Hayes: .... Parcels for students leaving home for university have not been delivered before the start of term, and there are many cases of legal documents relating to power of attorney, care arrangements or conveyancing being lost or greatly delayed. Royal Mail announced at the start of the pandemic that it was suspending Saturday deliveries. Also, Ofcom has confirmed that it considers the...

Fire Safety Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (29 Oct 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: ...and sufficient fire risk assessment has been completed and that all appropriate general precautions have or will be taken. For potential buyers of leasehold flats, I should also say that any good conveyancing solicitor would ask for sight of the fire risk assessment from the responsible person—the freeholder—as part of their pre-contract enquiries. If it was not forthcoming, one would...

Conveyancing Standards (7 Oct 2020)

Marco Longhi: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish minimum standards regarding searches and assessments of risk for solicitors and licensed conveyancers acting on behalf of purchasers of residential properties; and for connected purposes. The main aim of this Bill is to help protect people who wish to buy a house—sometimes their first home—from being exposed to risks that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus (9 Sep 2020)

Christopher Pincher: ...additional build time, and so the homebuyer is unable to reach legal completion by 31 March 2021, they must be unconditionally released from the contract. The homebuyer is advised to contact their conveyancer should they need further advice. Meanwhile the Government’s new Help to Buy scheme, which will replace the current scheme and is for first time buyers only, will commence on 1 April...

Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill (13 Jul 2020)

Ben Spencer: ...perplexed to hear Opposition Members say that they believe that generating economic activity will not support and create jobs. I would love to hear the conversations they have with the lawyers and conveyancers when they say that more houses being bought and sold will not lead to more work and will not lead to more people wanting to refurbish their bathroom or whatever. This Government have...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (9 Jul 2020)

Christopher Pincher: ...shall be evidence (but not conclusive evidence) that the requirements specified in the certificate have been complied with’. There is no statutory link between the Building Regulations and the conveyancing process. The prospective buyer and their professional advisers should satisfy themselves that they have all material facts relating to the property before they commit to buying.

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