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Unavoidably Small Hospitals — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Sep 2022)

Maria Caulfield: ...for example, having a smaller hospital can sometimes produce better quality of care for patients. The ambulance handover delays on the Isle of Wight are minimal. The average handover for emergency conveyancing is less than 15 minutes, and their record on 60-minute breaches is often better than that of some of the larger centres. The quality of care can also be a significant factor, but...

Urgent and Emergency Care (5 Sep 2022)

Steve Barclay: ..., and things that they can do within the emergency department. However, as the hon. Gentleman recognised, some factors are beyond the trusts’ control, whether that is variance in performance on conveyancing by ambulance trusts, differences in hear and treat or see and treat, or the challenges in social care. We recognise that, as I said in my opening remarks, the heatwave and a covid...

Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (15 Jul 2022)

Baroness Brinton: ...: any gas supply or gas fixtures will have been certified as having been safely installed and checked because of the five-year rule. This must be available to prospective purchasers and their conveyancers in the sale pack. The Bill remedies that, in a very neat way, for electrical installations. One of the worrying aspects of modern fires in high-rise buildings is the number caused by...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Conveyancing: Fees and Charges (19 May 2022)

Zarah Sultana: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to regulate the payment of referral fees to estate agents for referring customers to particular conveyancing services and the passing on of the cost of those fees to customers.

Written Answers — Treasury: Energy: Housing (19 May 2022)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce an energy saving stamp duty incentive as part of the residential property conveyancing process.

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill - Committee: Amendment 54 (14 Mar 2022)

Lord Callanan: ...laying regulations. It is for this reason that Amendment 54 is being made. It will ensure that devolved Ministers continue to contribute on devolved matters. The Bill also makes amendments to the Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924 and the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012, including adding new Schedule 1A to the 2012 Act to include Scottish properties bought on or after 8 December...

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill - Committee: Amendment 3 (14 Mar 2022)

Lord Clement-Jones: root out corrupt behaviour in sanctions avoidance or as envisaged by this Bill? In summary, it is critical that the Bill addresses the heightened risk that professional enablers, particularly conveyancers and lawyers, will frustrate the objectives of the register of overseas entities. Beyond this modest amendment, urgent reform is needed—I hope it will take place in the second...

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill - Second Reading (9 Mar 2022)

Lord Callanan: this House is able to consider and pass the relevant statutory instruments, and when some of the other measures are put in place. I should also add in response to many of the comments that all conveyancers and estate agents are already required to assess transactions for money-laundering risks and to alert authorities about suspicious activity. I turn to the question from the noble...

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill (7 Mar 2022)

Nickie Aiken: ...central London would not argue if they were allowed to sell one or two £10 million-plus properties and invest the proceeds in building more affordable homes. Equally, we must ensure that buyers, conveyancing solicitors and estate agents play their part when involved in the sales of prime properties on the register.

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments: Motion on Amendments 1 to 5 (7 Feb 2022)

Lord Greenhalgh: ...guidance that we publish for England, and we will work closely with Welsh colleagues to ensure that we get this right. After Royal Assent, we will write to solicitors, legal executives, licensed conveyancers and relevant professional bodies, detailing the new peppercorn restrictions. We should also contact those who represent property agents and managing agents—ARMA—as I mentioned in...

Ambulance Response Times - Question for Short Debate (1 Feb 2022)

Lord Scriven: ...and GPs do not feel that they have to retire because their work/life balance is not in kilter? The University of Sheffield, in March 2020, produced a very good paper: Reducing Avoidable Ambulance Conveyancing in England: Interventions and Associated Evidence. That paper comes up with many solutions, and a lot of them are about integration, which my noble friend Lady Barker talked about. I...

Lawfare and UK Court System (20 Jan 2022)

Bob Neill: Absolutely. The regulations dealing with the solicitors profession have very considerable requirements to track the source of funds. They apply from the basic level of a conveyancing transaction, all the way up to funding for the most complex litigation. We should not mischaracterise the position by saying that there is a high level of cynicism in the legal profession; there is not, and I do...

Public Bill Committee: Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords]: Clause 7 - Term reserving prohibited rent treated as reserving permitted rent (7 Dec 2021)

Eddie Hughes: ...that there is a record of the declaration for any successor in title to the lease. It will also mean that if the leaseholder wishes to sell, the true position will be clear to their purchaser’s conveyancer. In the case that the tribunal does not direct the landlord to apply to the Land Registry, the leaseholder may do so themselves. That will involve the payment of a modest fee of around...

Public Bill Committee: Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 - Permitted rent: general rule (7 Dec 2021)

Maria Eagle: I have every sympathy with that point because I know of examples in my constituency. In the past few years, as these egregious excesses were coming to light and before legislation could be drafted, the Government have tried to impress upon developers that they should not do this kind of thing, and there have been voluntary arrangements. House builders have made voluntary arrangements,...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Christopher Pincher: ... the Member for Wimbledon (Stephen Hammond) put his finger on it when he described how complicated the matter of wider leasehold reform is. He asked whether the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancers will be engaged; whether tighter definitions will be employed; what happens in more complex developments to repair charges; and what the interaction is with the Building Safety Bill....

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...

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