Results 41–60 of 1215 for conveyancing

Adriatic Land 5 Ltd (Stevenage) (27 Feb 2019)

Heather Wheeler: ...a new interim chair to that organisation, and I am confident that the standard of advice that leaseholders receive will be further strengthened. Furthermore, if the leaseholder’s solicitor or conveyancer did not point out the onerous terms at the point of purchase, the leaseholder can make a complaint against them, which can be escalated to the legal ombudsman. I suggest that my hon....

Brexit: Northern Ireland Backstop - Question (19 Feb 2019)

Baroness Goldie: ...patterns were that the UK should have a unilateral right to withdraw, that could be incorporated within a binding agreement, as I understand the position. I am not an international lawyer—Glasgow conveyancing was about as far about as it got—but that is my broad understanding of the general position.

Services of Lawyers and Lawyer’s Practice (Revocation etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...have been engaged in, but these firms have undertaken it in preparation for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. However, these tend to be the major City firms. You do not get the high street conveyancing lawyer trying to open offices in Paris—if they do, I suspect it is not terribly successful. I recognise the development of courts in other jurisdictions and, in particular, the point...

Treasury Committee: Protection for Homebuyers (13 Dec 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...of State has written to the Law Society on the issue and has also written to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, in the context of leasehold reform and conflicts of interest between developers and conveyancers. I expect those two authorities to take note and come back to us on the matter. A number of hon. Members mentioned that we often hear that new-build homes are not completed to the...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (10 Dec 2018)

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold reform. 4:00 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: ...Housing Federation Anthony Essien, Chief Executive, Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) Jonathan Smithers, Former President, Law Society of England and Wales Beth Rudolf, Director of Delivery, Conveyancing Association

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 3) Bill: Changes to periods for delivering returns and paying tax (4 Dec 2018)

Mel Stride: ...and Northern Ireland where the effective date of the transaction is on or after 1 March 2019. This change will directly affect approximately 20,000 businesses, mainly agents, such as licensed conveyancers and solicitors. Each year, this will directly affect fewer than 500 individuals who file their own SDLT returns without using an agent. However, the impact on administrative burdens for...

Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2018)

Lord Rees of Ludlow: ..., Lord Hollick, and others today. Clearly, machines will take over much of the work of manufacturing and retail distribution. They can replace many white-collar jobs: routine legal work, such as conveyancing; accountancy; computer coding; medical diagnostics and even surgery. Many professionals will find their hard-earned skills in less demand. In contrast, some skilled service sector...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Reform (19 Nov 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...as follows: Adriatic Land Aviva Barclays Barratt Homes Bellway Building Societies Association City and Docklands Competition and Markets Authority Consensus Business Group Conveyancing Association Countryside Properties E&J Estates Fairview New Homes First Base Freehold Corporation Galliford Try Helical Higgins Construction Home Builders Federation...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Land Registry: Cybercrime (15 Jun 2018)

Richard Harrington: ...hold any of their data on a blockchain. In July 2017 HM Land Registry announced that they are working on ‘Digital Street’, a research and development project exploring the future of digital conveyancing, including the potential use of new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Christopher Chope: ...closure; in the past, as night follows day, when they have secured closure and completed Second Reading, they will have a money resolution. I remember when Austin Mitchell introduced the licensed conveyancing Bill, which was hated by the then Conservative Government and strongly opposed, but the will of the House—I had the pleasure of supporting that Bill—was that that was a really...

Public Legal Education — [Mr Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (15 May 2018)

Eddie Hughes: ...portion of my life without interacting with lawyers of any sort, and when I did, I saw that largely as a negative thing. When I was purchasing a house, I clearly needed to use the services of a conveyancing solicitor. Once we have settled on a house that we think we can afford to buy, all of a sudden there are additional costs that need to be built into that model, so the cost increases...

Civil Liability Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (10 May 2018)

Baroness Berridge: ...that they have either designed or purchased, and that IT software system engages with the claims portal. It is not the trainees; they are all trained on the IT system to access it. It is not like a conveyancer dealing directly with, say, Companies House or the Land Registry doing a search. Even the existing portal is not accessed by litigants in person or solicitors directly. They have...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Closures (24 Apr 2018)

Lucy Frazer: ...advertised to potential buyers Pre-marketing This phase includes investigations to support strategic decisions made on the portfolio and or future value maximisation In solicitors’ hands Conveyancing is underway and contracts are being negotiated with the preferred party. Transfer The property has been or is due to be transferred to Homes England (formerly the Homes and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Closures (12 Mar 2018)

Lucy Frazer: ...to potential buyers Pre-marketing This phase includes investigations to support strategic decisions made on the portfolio and or future value maximisation In solicitors’ hands Conveyancing is underway and contracts are being negotiated with the preferred party. Transfer The property has been or is due to be transferred to Homes England (formerly the Homes and Communities Agency)...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Safety regulations: further provision (21 Feb 2018)

Mel Stride: ...provides for a stamp duty cut for first-time buyers. First-time buyers tend to be more cash-constrained than others, with stamp duty representing a key financial obstacle, on top of a deposit and conveyancing fees for purchases over £125,000. This Bill will help more people to negotiate these challenges and exempts first-time buyers from stamp duty for houses worth up to £300,000, and it...

Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (General Council of the Bar) Order 2018 - Motion to Approve (1 Feb 2018)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...has a jurisdiction in the General Regulatory Chamber and judges with experience in considering regulatory appeals. Similar orders have been made in the past in respect of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and many more. The second order is being made under Section 69 of the 2007 Act and...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (21 Dec 2017)

Chi Onwurah: ...taxpayer, is potentially affected by the situation I am about to outline. Howard Philips and Phyll Buchanan purchased their leasehold house on the open market in 1998. No caveats were raised by the conveyancing solicitors at the time or by the solicitors who handled their remortgage in 2003. They are now in their late 70s and feel that the time has come to move on: “The house is not...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Higher Rates for Additional Dwellings (18 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: My hon. Friend is entirely right. The point about up-front costs—alongside the costs of conveyancing, surveyors and so on—is a critical one, particularly for young people getting on to the housing ladder.

Quality in the Built Environment (13 Dec 2017)

Jo Churchill: ...be delayed at the builder’s cost, which might speed the job up. An easy win for builders would be to improve the transparency of the design, building and inspection process, and as part of the conveyancing for a new house, written information should be provided to enable buyers to take issue if what they purchase is materially different from what they are sold. That information could...

Education and Society - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2017)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: ...his education and study land law, to eventually qualify as a legal executive. If any of your Lordships know George Clooney, please tell him that he had a real impact on the “Land Law Part Two: Conveyancing” course. It was the Church of England which introduced a school in every parish more than 200 years ago. This was more than 50 years before the provision of state education. Indeed,...


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