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New Mining & Subsidence Report

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

New Mining and Subsidence Report from Landmark. Landmark are launching a new Mining and Subsidence Report to update and replace two existing reports. The new report will combine and replace the Homecheck Ground Stability

Residential Chancel Insurance £15.95.

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Residential Chancel Insurance – No Price Increase. The standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will be increasing from 10% to 12% with effect from 01/06/2017. This means the cost of all insurance policies

Commercial 4-In-1 Enviro Bundle

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Commercial All-In-One Enviro Bundle We are pleased to launch a new All-In-One environmental search bundle for commercial property, available exclusively through Searchpoint. The bundle costs £298 inc vat ( a saving of £110) and includes 4

Free Chancel Insurance With Searches

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Residential Chancel Insurance at No Extra Cost Include a residential chancel insurance policy with your usual residential conveyancing searches and we will pay the premium for your client. The Residential Chancel Insurance discount scheme

Free Property Screening Report

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Property Screening Report The Property Screening Report provides additional protection for you and your client and is provided free on all cases. The report shows the results of the property screening in a simple,

Automatic HMLR Property Boundaries

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Automatic Property Boundary Mapping The Land Registry have recently made available boundary information for all freehold property registered in England and Wales. This is great news for the conveyancer as it means you no

Fracking Update

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Landmark ruling for UK shale gas industry The government have approved plans for a new fracking site in Lancashire, overturning the county council’s earlier decision to refuse permission to extract shale gas at the

Award Winning Search Provider

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Searchpoint – Award Winning Search Provider We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as the "Best Conveyancing Application Services Provider" in the 2017 Technology Innovator Awards run by Corporate Vision. Their

Price Comparison

July 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Price Comparison A comparison of search costs via Geodesys and Searchpoint. Official Search Pack Official Local Authority Search (Birmingham) £93.00 Landmark Envirosearch £58.80 Pack Discount £8.00 Pack Price £143.80 Personal (Regulated) Search

RiskView

June 17th, 2016|0 Comments

New Order Landmark RiskView RiskView is an innovative new environmental search from Landmark Information Group. Combining 4 reports into one including; contaminated land, flooding, ground stability and energy & infrastructure,  RiskView provides detailed information

Local Authority Searches – Con29 Forms and VAT

June 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Local Authority Searches – Con29 Forms and VAT CON29 Form Revision The Law Society’s revisions to the CON29 forms will still come into force from 4th July. New enquiries have also been added to the forms,

Local Authority Searches & VAT

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Local Authority Searches & VAT Updated – 11/02/2016 –  HMRC have agreed to delay adding VAT to Local Authority CON 29 searches until 4th July. The new implementation date also coincides with wider changes to

Chancel Repair Liability – still in the dark?

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Chancel Repair Liability – still in the dark? Shelley Spyrides, Director at Bryan and Mercer, helps unravel the complexity of Chancel Repair Liability. The ancient Chancel Repair liability, presumed abolished by legislation passed in

Searches Before Contract

September 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Searches Before Contract So just what conveyancing searches should we be making? And what should we be telling clients about the results of the searches we do make? Paul Butt examines a recent negligence

Technology in Conveyancing – Opportunity or Threat?

September 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Technology in Conveyancing – Opportunity or Threat? The technology revolution is transforming conveyancing, from big ideas such as the Land Registry’s ambitious plans for the digitisation of Local Land Charges to online chain management

Conveyancing Negligence Claims – Update

July 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Solicitors today are facing a range of challenges, not least of all is the constant threat of negligence claims and therefore the need to be risk aware. The Modern Conveyancer however has the advantage

Conveyancing Negligence Claims on the Increase?

July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Conveyancing Negligence Claims on the Increase? Property transactions account for more negligence claims against solicitors than any other type of legal work. Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers face a difficult balancing act. During the recession,

JMLSG Guidelines for Electronic AML Verification

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

JMLSG Guidelines for Electronic AML Verification The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group sets out comprehensive guidelines for practitioners to follow to conform to UK AML Legislation. These are the relevant segments of the regulations

Understanding Lawyer Checker UNKNOWN result explained

June 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Understanding Lawyer Checker UNKNOWN result explained Lawyer Checker is a fast and convenient way to help safeguard your client’s money against theft by a bogus law firm. It works by cross-referencing the bank account

Guarding against bogus law firms

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Guarding against bogus law firms Searchpoint offers practical support in the 21st century battle against bogus law firms. In response to the increasing threat posed by criminals posing as law firms to hijack the

Fraudsters targeting property sellers

May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Fraudsters targeting property sellers Innocent vendor targeted by cybercrime fraudsters The Daily Telegraph has reported a case detailing identity theft and cyber crime. The victims were the Lupton family from the South East. They

SRA warning notice – Money Laundering

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

SRA warning notice – Money Laundering The SRA has issued a warning notice concerning anti-money laundering. It reminds the profession of its obligations around potential money laundering activity and how to recognise suspicious transactions.