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  • Government policies present challenges for lenders and landlords

    Myra Scott, head of the lender services practice group at Aberdein Considine, looks at how changes to the law are affecting landlords in Scotland and dampening down demand for second homes

  • CoPSO calls for clarity from Government on conveyancing search times

    Regulated personal search companies should be able to access data held by local authorities in the same time frame as for their own searches - and in any event no greater than seven working days.

  • Analysing your cases for profitable outcomes

    Rob Evans, partner at law firm Moore Blatch, provides some insight into how lenders and mortgage portfolio investors can assess the viability of bringing professional negligence claims

  • Leasehold issues for lenders: Forfeiture and disclaimer of leases

    The growth in leasehold ownership within the UK retail mortgage market is resulting in lease-related issues increasingly affecting lender clients. Karl Anders - partner, real estate litigation, Louise Power – partner, banking litigation, and Sandip Singh – senior associate, banking litigation from Walker Morris, provide some practical insight for lenders

  • Differing legal views

    The mortgage industry can breathe a sigh of relief as the OneSavings Bank v Burns case appears to be a one-off, rogue decision. Addi Spiers and Lynsey Walker, partners at international law firm Addleshaw Goddard, explain

  • Ground rent and leasehold

    Government proposals to regulate the residential leasehold market include banning the sale of new build leasehold houses, but maybe it should ban ground rents instead. Peter Robinson, joint head of the property department at Hunters Solicitors, explains

Conveyancing

  • InterBay expands solicitor panel to three

    OneSavings Bank’s specialist commercial mortgage lending arm, InterBay Commercial, is expanding its solicitor panel, following a successful 2017 in which it surpassed all new lending targets.

  • The digital evolution of conveyancing

    Angela Gordon-Lennox, head of product, environment, legal & mapping at Landmark Information discusses how conveyancing is evolving with the help of digitisation and integration of data

  • Digitising the Land Registry

    Gerry McFall and Chris Harris from Lawyer Checker report on a seminar where the Land Registry outlined to conveyancers its future plans including the digitisation of mortgage deeds

Legal Cases

  • Differing legal views

    The mortgage industry can breathe a sigh of relief as the OneSavings Bank v Burns case appears to be a one-off, rogue decision. Addi Spiers and Lynsey Walker, partners at international law firm Addleshaw Goddard, explain

  • Leaseholders lose out in landmark appeals court ruling

    Leasehold enfranchisement specialists, Leasehold Solutions, says today's landmark ruling by the court of appeal in the case of Mundy v. the Sloan Stanley Estate, is a "devastating outcome" for leaseholders, as they will be forced to pay even more for lease extensions and freehold acquisitions.

  • Fraudster infiltrating ‘Find a Solicitor’ leads to negligence claim

    An attempt by the Law Society to strike out a negligence claim arising from a false entry on its Find a Solicitor tool has failed.