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The reversal of Caveat Emptor - Response to the Government's Call for Evidence on improving the home buying and selling process
Introduction The Government has recently issued a Call for Evidence (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-the-home-buying-and-selling-process-call-for-evidence ) on improving the home buying and selling process.   This should be viewed as a...

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SDLT- A Relationship Tax?
The changes to
stamp duty (SDLT) last April were much publicised.  Individuals purchasing
second homes and buy-to-let properties now pay an additional 3% SDLT. It has
clearly been a huge generator of revenue for the government, but the impact of
the policy ...

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What can conveyancers learn from the Grenfell Tower tragedy?
The inquiry into the cause of  the tragic Grenfell Tower fire will almost certainty focus on the role of the Freeholder and Management Company and investigate any failings on their part.   In the meantime  what steps as conveyancers can we take to ensure su...

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Builders and neighbours - the hurdles of extending your home
More and more of us are thinking about extending and making modifications to our homes.   Its cheap to borrow money and relatively straight forward to secure planning permission or build within permitted development parameters.  My experience having recentl...

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Award nomination for national technology driven conveyancing service
Following hot on the heels of their nomination for the ESTAS Conveyancer of the Year awards, MJP Conveyancing is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards in two categories: the “Client Care Award” and “Conveyancing Firm of t...

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Recruitment - The ‘I Generation’ ticking bomb
Much is made of the ‘I generation’
and of how the future of recruitment and career progression is set for a major
change.   I am not convinced that this general
concern is any different from the observations made by my parents when I first
entered the job m...

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The misunderstood decision in Dreamvar (UK) Limited and Mischon De Reya and Mary Monson Solicitors Limited [2016]
The decision of Mr David Railton QC in Dreamvar (UK) Limited and Mischon De Reya and Mary Monson Solicitors Limited [2016] EWHC 3316 (Ch) has caused a major stir within the conveyancing industry and has led to a number of conveyancers questioning their expo...

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Rain or shine? What lies ahead for the UK property market
Whilst the Brexit dust clouds have yet to fully clear
over the UK property market, Will Clayton, New Business Consultant at MJP Conveyancing , looks ahead at what trends to expect in 2017.     London Much like the Tulip Mania, which engulfed the
Netherlands...

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Are conveyancers moving closer to a 'strict liability' regime for property related fraud?
Are conveyancers now looking to
be held strictly liable for all identity related fraud stemming from
conveyancing transactions?  Though we might not
be there quite yet , it seems we have moved one step closer with the news
that solicitors Mishcon de Reya ha...
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