Opportunity knocks as banks clamp down
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The number of traditional lenders introducing stricter criteria for conveyancers wishing to join their legal panels is growing month by month. Metro Bank and Newcastle Building Society are just two of an increasing band of lenders to set more stringent requirements for any law firms wishing to join their conveyancing panels.
Holding profit margins: reducing the pressures imposed by peer to peer lending
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Average deposits for house purchases now sit at just under the average annual salary, which means that more capital is needed to be raised for the purposes of individual or buy to let purchases. As a result, buyers are looking to alternative sources of revenue, including financial assistance from parents and peer to peer loans.
Property fraud claims increasing
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Despite efforts to combat fraud in property transactions, nearly 10 million pounds worth of compensation claims were received by the Land Registry last year.
Providing strong foundations?
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The Government's proposed planning and housing sector reforms attempt to address the housing shortage, but what do they signify for housebuilders and what are some of the corollary implications for funders and solicitors who act for these parties?
The Insurance Act: reflections on consolidation
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The Insurance Act 2015, when it comes into force in August 2016, will bring the principles on disclosure, warranties and fraud for commercial insurance in line with those already introduced for consumer insurance by the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012.
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