Risky business
Posted by: Titlesolv
The recent case of a fraudulent transfer of 1.2 million (GBP) using the identity of a Kensington homeowner provides a salient reminder of the risk of fraud in lending. As the body that registers land and property in England and Wales, the Land Registry plays an important role in property transactions and preventing fraud. Part of this role is to check that the person registering a title is the true owner. Lenders heavily rely on this information when deciding whether to accept a mortgage application.
As industry braces for a buy-to-let surge, beware the risks of rushing
Posted by: Titlesolv
With implementation of additional stamp duty approaching, leading property risk management expert urges risk management diligence
Property fraud claims increasing
Posted by: Titlesolv
Despite efforts to combat fraud in property transactions, nearly 10 million pounds worth of compensation claims were received by the Land Registry last year.
As spring approaches, for some so too does PI renewal
Posted by: Titlesolv
While it seems that the majority of legal and conveyancing firms may have thus far adopted an 'it ain't broke so don't fix it' approach when it comes to professional indemnity and adhered to their October renewal date, a growing number are choosing to make the switch
Do the proposed reforms to the Irish planning system go far enough?
Posted by: Titlesolv
The proposals in the Bills are likely to be enshrined in law in late 2015. Until such time as more is known about the final draft of the legislation and the resources available for implementation, questions will remain over how effective the new system will be, but the new approach outlined in the Bills is certainly a step in the right direction.
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