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.
The return of mainstream lenders: threat...or opportunity?
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Over the past few years, increased regulation of the bridging finance industry has placed mounting pressure on lenders to retain market share and improve the bottom line. According to a recent article published in the Financial Times, the major banks are returning to the large loan market and this brings fresh challenges for the industry.
Election manifestos and property mechanics: the implications for transactional volumes
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With pollsters currently predicting that either the Conservative or the Labour Party will be forced into a minority Government, compromising on their manifesto promises, or into a coalition agreement, we take a closer look at each party's rhetoric on the housing market and how this could affect transaction volumes and mortgage lending.
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