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Is there a change in the air when it comes to agents recommending lawyers?

The fee the client pays has the agents fee deducted, the panel managers cut for “administration” taken and in some arrangements, the lawyer receives only £200 of a £700 fee. This require the lawyers to carry an increased caseload and high caseloads have a direct impact on service levels.
However, there is good news on the horizon for the better conveyancers. The threat of referral fees being outlawed in their entirety and the competitive pressures of the online-only agents bringing each transaction into sharp relief seems to be focusing attention to what really matters – Completions.
Many agents are changing their focus towards better completion rates and good working relationships, rather than just referral fees.

Posted: 06-02-2018


Residential transactions in England and Wales fell by nearly 15% last year, new Land Registry figures suggest.

But, Holbrook & Co have increased their market share in each of the last 3 years, completely bucking the national trend, placing themselves in a strong position to attract residential conveyancing transactions in the Warrington and Cheshire property markets.

Posted: 31-01-2018


Have you ever considered why builders are so insistent on a buyer using their nominated Solicitor?

Always remember, if you choose a Conveyancer to represent you, they will do exactly that.
If someone chooses a Conveyancer for you, who are they looking after? You, or the firm that picked them?

Posted: 25-01-2018


THE NUMBER OF CURRENT HOME-OWNERS MOVING HOUSE, IS AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN 10 YEARS.

Since hitting a market low of 315,000 in 2009, the number of home movers has grown by 18% (or 55,300). However, the current number is still 43% below the level of 653,700 seen in 2007.

Posted: 17-01-2018


Special scheme for First Time Buyers

This includes the benefits of:
• Discounted prices
• Free preparation of the land transaction return (required on every purchase)
• Free costs indemnity scheme which covers legal costs if the buyer is gazumped or if the transaction falls through.
• Legal advice that is easy to understand- no complicated jargon!
• Assistance with Help to Buy ISA`s including drawdown of the bonus.

Posted: 10-01-2018


Misleading estimates

Clients are naturally confused about the wide range of estimates available, but should ensure that they compare “like for like”, and also take into account the level of service they are likely to receive for the fees.

Posted: 10-01-2018


Office closure during holidays

The office will close at noon on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our clients and professional colleagues.

Posted: 21-12-2017


Legislation to ban leaseholds

The government’s moves to protect home buyers and combat the abuse of complicated leasehold terms by some developers is in the best interests of home buyers. The government said a consultation showed an overwhelming response in favour of tackling unfair practices.

Posted: 21-12-2017


Thankyou for all your hard work with our sale and purchase. You guided us through very professionally and kept us sane!

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