International - GhostDigest

By: Ghostdigest  12-08-2011
Keywords: Estate Agents, conveyancing, Law Society

A survey in England has revealed widespread confusion about conveyancing and the legal process of transferring property ownership.

UK - Conveyancers are facing unprecedented pressure over fees but have largely failed to diversify into other areas, according to research seen exclusively by the Gazette.

Kirthimala Gunasekera writes about Sri Lanka's innovative conveyancing methods, insurance schemes and guarantee funds.

Roger Tan comments on a recent Malaysian ruling which makes it more difficult for thieves and conmen to fraudulently transfer land.

England - Conveyancers must enact 'radical' change to survive, says Chancery Lane.

A workshop is to be held in Kaula Lumpur on "Reducing the Risks of Land Fraud". K.S. Gunasekera highlights the conveyancing aspect.

Criminals will try to exploit the professional services offered by solicitors to enable them to engage in mortgage fraud.

Paul Omar of Gray's Inn writes extensively about the challenges of modernisation.

Ireland - the recent shutting down of two conveyancing practices could force an overhaul of conveyancing procedures.

More than a quarter of negligence claims against solicitors relate to conveyancing.

London - intermediaries have failed to recommend conveyancing services to their clients.

Conveyancing has changed a lot in Scotland in the last few years.

UK - The requirement for homeowners to provide Home Information Packs when selling their homes is to be suspended immediately.

UK - More and more solicitors are speaking out against their colleagues who effectively 'bribe' estate agents to give them conveyancing work by paying them referral fees.

Kirthimala Gunasekera writes that the ultimate success of the registration system depends on the professionalism and ethics of the conveyancing professionals.

Home reports have not hindered the Scottish housing market, Scotland's chartered surveyors have claimed.

The Law Society of England has published a consultation paper seeking the views of solicitors on how the conveyancing process can be improved.

The Lands department in the Ministry of Lands in Kenya is a big wheel in the country's economic activity.

Paul Omar of Gray's Inn writes extensively about the challenges of modernisation.

The European Commission has published a study by independent consultants on the EU conveyancing services market.

UK - an adviser is thoroughly dissatisfied with the quality of "free" conveyancing services.

London - solicitors railed against Tesco for having 'outrageous' and 'misleading' content on its website.

The Botswana Law Society is battling with the thorny issue of the allocation of conveyancing work.

Small legal firms in England have recently revealed their fears in a survey conducted in October.

Keywords: conveyancing, Conveyancing Services, Estate Agents, Law Society, Solicitors

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