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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.

Public Bill Committee: Fire Safety Bill: Public register of fire risk assessments (25 Jun 2020)

Kit Malthouse: ...sufficient fire risk assessment has been completed, and that all appropriate general precautions have been taken or will be taken. I also say to potential buyers of leasehold flats 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 inquiries. If the assessment was not forthcoming,...

Scottish Parliament: “High Rise Inventory 2020 — Summary Report” (25 Jun 2020)

Kevin Stewart: ...of the committee after the summer to talk about these issues. There have been suggestions that the high-rise inventory be shared with surveyors, but there is no intention to do that as part of the conveyancing process, because there are risks in relation to the general data protection regulation and other data protection issues. There is also the possibility that the inventory might be...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Relief on disposal of private residence (9 Jun 2020)

Bridget Phillipson: ...clearly restrictions that will slow down the process of buying a new home, and wider practical difficulties in this area when it comes to estate agents, banks processing payments and the wider conveyancing system. The Chartered Institute of Taxation referred to research by Zoopla, conducted between 12 and 19 May, which found that 41% of would-be home movers across Britain had put their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (21 May 2020)

Ben Everitt: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his department will be issuing definitive guidance for introducing controlled viewings and conveyancing in the residential property sector.

Covid-19: Housing - Statement (18 May 2020)

...is our plan for the reopening, restarting, and renewing of the housing market and the construction industry: estate agent offices can now reopen, removal companies can get moving again, surveyors, conveyancers and valuers can go back to work, and show homes on sites can reopen. It is crucial that these changes happen safely and that we continue to tread with caution, to control the virus...

Covid-19: Business - Statement (13 May 2020)

Lord Callanan: ..., more than 450,000 people have been unable to progress their plans to move house. All buyers and renters will now be able to complete purchases and view properties in person, and estate agents, conveyancers and removal firms can return to work—while, of course, following the appropriate social distancing guidelines. If employees have concerns about their employers’ compliance they...

Covid-19: Housing Market (13 May 2020)

Robert Jenrick: ...is our plan for the reopening, restarting, and renewing of the housing market and the construction industry: estate agent offices can now reopen, removal companies can get moving again, surveyors, conveyancers and valuers can go back to work, and show homes on sites can reopen. It is crucial that these changes happen safely and that we continue to tread with caution, to control the virus...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business: Coronavirus (21 Apr 2020)

Toby Perkins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of business of (a) estate agents, (b) housebuilders, (c) conveyancers, (d) surveyors and (e) recruitment consultants; and whether he plans to provide to those sectors the same business rate support as he has provided to the hospitality sector.

Flooding (4 Mar 2020)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...my local towns expanded rapidly at the time of the industrial revolution, and there are not good records from that time. Sometimes we do not even know the exact path of a culvert through an area. Conveyancing should reveal that, but let us be honest: often it does not. I have one particular case in which a culvert collapsed during the 2016 floods—we do not know whether that contributed...

Policing (England and Wales) (24 Feb 2020)

Steve McCabe: ...a 68-year-old retired teacher who has been robbed of £157,000—money he built up in his pension pot—in a scam where the fraudster hacks and mimics the email of solicitors engaged in house conveyancing. The response he received from the City of London fraud review team seems to be more concerned with how quickly they can close the case than tracking the fraudster and recovering this...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Older People (27 Jan 2020)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...can be beneficial reasons for a property buyer to use a solicitor proposed by the house builder, such as greater familiarity with the processes of the house builder leading to fewer delays in the conveyancing process. The Solicitors Regulation Authority, however, is clear in setting standards of conduct and behaviour and provides a framework for ethical and competent practice. If a...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (9 Jan 2020)

the Earl of Lytton: ...or uncommon liabilities which the housebuilder could not be bothered to sort out or the local authority would not risk adopting. The implications hide in obscure legal drafting masked by “free” conveyancing and early years funding, but ultimately are hobbled by long-term contracts with management companies interested only in maximum profit. Parallel developer support to local charities...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Departmental update (7 Jan 2020)

Robert Jenrick: ...of their journey to community ownership. It also supports groups later in the process who require specialist professional advice with larger grants and loans to help with business planning, conveyancing, architectural help or financial advice. £500,000 will be allocated to Pub is the Hub to enable a range of projects providing new, pub-based community services from post offices and shops...

Uk Shared Prosperity Fund: British House Building Industry (5 Sep 2019)

Justin Madders: ...did developers first dream up the business model of commoditising people’s homes? How did lawyers draw up the onerous terms? How did sales staff present, or not present, the leases? How did the conveyancers, surveyors and lenders all miss the implications of them? How has the Government’s Help to Buy cash propped up the whole scam? The news this week that Persimmon has reached an out...

20 Years of Devolution: Leasehold Reform (11 Jul 2019)

Marcus Jones: ..., and that can then be managed by the leaseholders. Those would be far better arrangements and, for me, that is where most people who own leasehold property fare best. I also want to mention the conveyancing process. I say this as somebody who acted for thousands of people buying and selling residential property over a long period. Clearly, it is the job of the conveyancer—a licensed...

Banks: Fraud Prevention - Question (20 May 2019)

Lord Young of Cookham: ..., banks will have confirmation of payee—in other words, they will check the name. That means that it will be difficult for fraudsters to intercept funds designed, for example, for solicitors on conveyancing, and misdirect them.

Employment: Automation - Question (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Henley: ...jobs go but it is the boring, repetitive jobs that have disappeared to be replaced by machines. It might be that, as he points out, some of the boring, repetitive jobs that solicitors do, such as conveyancing, can be more easily done by machine.

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (21 Mar 2019)

Clive Betts: ...finally to act in the interests of leaseholders. It was concerning to hear several reports from leaseholders that they had been advised, incentivised or required by the developer to use a specific conveyancing solicitor who subsequently did not advise them of onerous terms in their leases. We heard that developers had offered free carpets, free lawns, discounts or other financial...


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