Results 101–120 of 1215 for conveyancing

Housing: Leaseholders — Question for Short Debate (25 Jun 2015)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: say anything after he has made it. Property law is, in my opinion, much better in Scotland than in England. People seem to have a better understanding of their property positions and rights, and conveyancers honour the long-established system of letters of obligation. The Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 abolished the feudalism feu whereby blocks had a head lessee...

Scottish Parliament: Revenue Scotland (Information Technology) (1 Apr 2015)

Jackie Baillie: ...complain that the new land and buildings transaction tax forms were not yet available. I assume that that is because it was a day early. However, the cabinet secretary will of course be aware that conveyancing transactions cannot be registered at Registers of Scotland without a tax-paid certificate. Can he confirm that there are no problems at all with the implementation of Scotland’s...

Deregulation Bill (Programme) (No.3): Clause 1 — Health and safety at work: general duty of self-employed persons (10 Mar 2015)

Tom Brake: ...are imposed. Lords amendments 41 to 43 and 109 will remove a restriction in the Administration of Justice Act 1985 and the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 that affects the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. The CLC can authorise a body or person only if they are licensed to provide conveyancing services. None of the other legal services-approved regulators have that restriction. Lords...

Deregulation Bill: Third Reading (4 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...CLC practitioners); (b) section (CLC practitioner services: consequential amendments) and Schedule (CLC practitioner services: consequential amendments); (c) section (The Council for Licensed Conveyancers: other amendments) and Schedule (The Council for Licensed Conveyancers: other amendments).” 33: Clause 110, page 86, line 1, after “(5)” insert “and (5A)” 34: Clause 110, page...

Deregulation Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (5 Feb 2015)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...Town 34: After Clause 83, insert the following new Clause— “Recognised bodies (1) The Administration of Justice Act 1985 is amended as follows. (2) In the title of section 32 (provision of conveyancing services by recognised bodies) after “conveyancing” insert “or other”. (3) In section 32— (a) in subsection (1)(a) after “conveyancing services bodies” insert “or CLC...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 14 — Expenditure of Greater London Authority on housing or regeneration (26 Jan 2015)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...totally to remove the Government’s proposals regarding the transfer of local land charges to the Land Registry. In England and Wales, two searches are currently undertaken as part of the standard conveyancing process for the purchase of land or property. In short, clauses 30 to 32 will transfer responsibility for one of the searches, the local land charges search, from local authorities...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 29 - Transfer of responsibility for local land charges to Land Registry (8 Jan 2015)

Stephen Williams: ..., and I will quote what it said for the benefit of the record: “Together we demonstrated that this could work and that if Land Registry were to roll this out then there could be benefits to the conveyancing process in the UK”. Under the new service, local authorities will continue to retain responsibility for keeping the information on the register up to date, so there is an important...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 Dec 2014)

John Hayes: ...their homes. The Government aim to make dealing with property quicker, cheaper and easier. The Land Registry is well placed to help achieve that aim because it is already at the centre of the conveyancing process and is the largest single source of property information. The changes in the Bill will stop the wider disparities in charging, currently ranging from approximately £3 to £76,...

Stamp Duty Land Tax (4 Dec 2014)

Marcus Jones: ...may implement the policy. The Government have done absolutely the right thing to effect this policy immediately. Back in the dark days of the great recession under Labour in 2009, when I was conveyancing residential property, the property market was on its knees. The Government of the day brought in a very welcome stamp duty holiday. That said, there were six or seven weeks between its...

Infrastructure Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (5 Nov 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...was a success. Liverpool City Council has been clear that: “Together we demonstrated that this could work and that if Land Registry were to roll this out then there could be benefits to the conveyancing process in the UK”. One need only look at the data currently published by local authorities themselves—for example, Bath and North East Somerset and Castle Point currently quote up to...

Business of the House: Sale of Park Homes (30 Oct 2014)

Peter Aldous: ...apples—to do much of the work for them when it came to selling their homes. Now that site owners have been removed from the sale process there is a vacuum to fill, and I am afraid that the legal, conveyancing and estate agency professions are not coming forward quickly enough to fill that void. That problem needs to be addressed now.

Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 Oct 2014)

Lord Rees of Ludlow: .... But the jobs most vulnerable to machines are not just blue-collar occupations. For instance, lawyers are vulnerable. It may prove far easier to automate much of their routine work, such as conveyancing, than the work of plumbers or skilled carpenters, teaching assistants and carers. They are the people whom we need keep training. Be that as it may, the notoriously conservative education...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Altnagelvin Hospital (16 Sep 2014)

Edwin Poots: ...started out in life as a lawyer, and he did not like it, so he went back to university having decided to become a doctor.  I always thought that here was a man who could have spent his life doing conveyancing and giving advice on legal matters, but he saved hundreds of lives.  He and Professor McGeown were out there doing work that was transforming in terms of kidney transplants.  I...

Regeneration (South-East Wakefield) (10 Sep 2014)

Penny Mordaunt: expand and create jobs through its partnerships worldwide. Beaumont Legal, one of the fastest-growing law practices in the UK, recently cemented its position as Yorkshire’s largest residential conveyancer by opening a second office in Wakefield. Another excellent example of investor confidence in Wakefield is the investment by Xamax, a branded clothing and sportswear specialist. With...

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Stamp Duty (Housing Market) (4 Sep 2014)

Marcus Jones: ...Conservative Members, who have worked in the real world before coming to the House; I used to act for people buying and selling residential properties. I have conducted thousands of residential conveyancing transactions, so I have seen at first hand the effect of stamp duty and some of the challenges that it can cause. Back in the ’90s, the stamp duty level was £30,000, although it was...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Gazumping (14 Jul 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...parties. The Government supports free, independent advice and guidance for consumers, through its funding of Citizen’s Advice, across a wide range of issues. However, ultimately matters such as conveyancing contracts should be discussed with a buyer or seller’s solicitor who can advise on the best approach an individual could take, should they wish to do so, according to their...

Scottish Parliament: Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill (19 Jun 2014)

Derek Mackay: ...problematic and had to be improved. Attaching the notice and charging order to the titles is exactly the right thing to do, as we know that that will be preventative and will, through the nature of conveyancing, clear up the responsibility of owners not to have that liability hanging around their neck for any future owner, unless that is by agreement. There are enough appeal, flexibility...

Infrastructure Bill [HL] — Second Reading (18 Jun 2014)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...supportive of a programme of continuing improvement of the service offered, including embracing digitalisation, although the Law Society points out that this is not the most pressing issue in the conveyancing world. Despite acknowledged improvements in recent times, there is more to be accomplished in terms of consistency of approach across local authorities, quicker turnaround times and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schedule 2 — Consumer contract terms which may be regarded as unfair (16 Jun 2014)

Stella Creasy: ...of double charging throughout the country. In the north-west, for instance, a gentleman who tried to buy a house for £45,000 was told that, as well as finding the £45,000 and the fee for the conveyancing, he would have to find £2,880 in order to pay the introductory fee to the estate agent. In the south-west, an estate agent wanted an introductory fee of nearly £6,000 plus VAT from...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry (9 Apr 2014)

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) conveyancers and (b) small and medium-sized enterprises of a change in the Land Registry's trading status to a Government Owned Company and implementation of the Land Registry plans for e-Mandation and self-service.

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