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The majority of Local Authorities have now confirmed that they are working normally however some delays can be expected due to home working. Please see our list of affected LAs here.
Important product updates and pricing changes including; Coal Authority Reports, Safemove Commercial Drainage and Water Reports, Landmark Commercial Portfolio and Groundsure Con29M Reports.
All the latest updates to Landmark reports including; RiskView Residential, Landmark Flood, Energy & Transportation and increases to RRP.
Law Society issue renewed guidance on VAT treatment of Searches. SRA Target Law Firms on Transparency. New OneSearch Direct Express: no-search indemnity. New FCI Planning Range.
Lexsure's Report on Title platform, e-ROT, is now integrated with Searchpoint enabling cases to be automatically set up on the e-ROT platform. No per-report fees (normally £15.00) through our integration. Opt-In required.
New FCI Commercial Enviro Reports from £75, New Groundsure Con29M report and Legal Indemnities on Searchpoint
We’ve made our free quote calculator even better. CONNECT is now simpler, clearer and fully compliant with CLC and SRA guidelines.
Converting Website Enquiries, New Groundsure Reports – CON29M, Homebuyers and Energy & Transportation
Groundsure's Screening & Review, New Ground Report, New Premium Plus Con29M, SRA Transparency Rules, HMLR digitisation of LLC data, Unknown Restrictive Covenants & IPIDs.
HMLR launch centralised, digital Local Land Charges Register, upgrades to Groundsure's AVISTA and Terrafirma launch their version of the official CON29M report.
The New Cheshire Salt Search has been created following the removal of Cheshire brine extraction information from the CON29M
The Coal Authority have announced new pricing effective 16/04/18.
Groundsure introduce Homebuyers Plus and upgrades to Homescreen, Planning & Flood searches
New Searches - Highways, Auction Pack & Homebuyers Plus. Updates to Sitecheck Combined & OneSearch DW
4 searches including; Enviro, Flood, Planning and Energy & Infrastructure for £299 +vat (save £51)
New Con29M Compliant Coal and Ground Stability Searches
1 report combining; Contaminated Land, Flood, Ground Stability, Radon, Transportation, Energy & Planning,
Personal (Regulated) Searches Explained
New Mining & Subsidence Report from Landmark
No Price Increase following IPT hike
Add Chancel Insurance at no cost to searches
Free .PDF risks and hazards report for your client.
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
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
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 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
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 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 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? 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 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? 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
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? 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 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 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 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 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 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.