Roger Tan comments on a recent Malaysian ruling which makes it more difficult for thieves and conmen to fraudulently transfer land.
Kirthimala Gunasekera writes that the ultimate success of the registration system depends on the professionalism and ethics of the conveyancing professionals.
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.
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.
The Law Society of England has published a consultation paper seeking the views of solicitors on how the conveyancing process can be improved.
England - Conveyancers must enact 'radical' change to survive, says Chancery Lane.
The European Commission has published a study by independent consultants on the EU conveyancing services market.
Paul Omar of Gray's Inn writes extensively about the challenges of modernisation.
Criminals will try to exploit the professional services offered by solicitors to enable them to engage in mortgage fraud.
The Lands department in the Ministry of Lands in Kenya is a big wheel in the country's economic activity.
The Botswana Law Society is battling with the thorny issue of the allocation of conveyancing work.
London - solicitors railed against Tesco for having 'outrageous' and 'misleading' content on its website.
More than a quarter of negligence claims against solicitors relate to conveyancing.
Ireland - the recent shutting down of two conveyancing practices could force an overhaul of conveyancing procedures.
Countrywide Property Lawyers is Europe's largest conveyancing operation with over 10 000 active cases.
Australians in the state of Victoria will no longer be forced to use solicitors for conveyancing work.
The Bahamas is to get a computerised Parcel Information Management System (PIMS).
Small legal firms in England have recently revealed their fears in a survey conducted in October.
With the Law Society of England and Wales set to review the relaxation of the rules for referral fees, the issue is as contentious as ever.
The governing body of Scotland's 8000 solicitors is to scrap its tariff of recommended charges.
Queensland solicitors are increasingly starting to outsource their conveyancing writes Tim O'Dwyer.
The Law Society of Scotland will be holding an annual conference. This year, the conference looks at "Why property matters to Scottish legal profession".
Clement Chigbo gives an overview of the registration of title to land in the Bahamas.
Lawyer-conveyancers are attempting to restore their conveyancing monopoly in Victoria Australia.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders' (CML) Handbook is a handbook which gives comprehensive instructions to solicitors and licensed conveyancers acting on behalf of lenders in conveyancing transactions.
A couple whose dream house had been the scene of a gruesome murder have failed in a bid to win compensation.
Again conveyancing solicitors were responsible for the largest proportion of professional indemnity claims.
The Law Gazette reports that one of the two original solicitors property centres from the 1980s has closed.
The Lawyer Business and Property Network is a new Internet-based initiative recently launched in British Columbia, Canada.
The estate agent's details said first-floor flat with a garden. But, after moving in, first-time buyer Rob Noble was shocked to discover the garden belonged to someone else.
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has welcomed Justice & Electoral Select Committee's report on the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to take precautions in nine key areas to reduce the incidence of fraud in housing finance.
Someone discovers he has the title deeds for the land around his parents' semi-detached bungalow, but none for the property.
Last week solicitors voted three to one in favour of reinstating the ban on referral fees.
Harry Kanter, who has been in private practice for more than 50 years, doubts that payments to third parties will improve service to clients.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to investigate the way property searches are conducted in England after rececieving complaints from property search companies.
... Just watch me as I remove fixtures and fittings after I have sold my house.
Conveyancing is no longer the profitable business it used to be. Hong Kong Lawyer spoke to several local solicitors about the future of conveyancing.
A short, useful discussion of contaminated land - given the growing awareness of environmental liability.
According to a report on the mpmagazine.com website, the Law Society of England is set to criticise the government's proposals to introduce authorised conveyancing practitioners (ACPs). This follows after consultation with, and feedback from, solicitors.
Last year, Legalmart launched an innovative online conveyancing service in New South Wales - the largest property market in Australia.
Here we examine the problems caused in England and Wales where buyers and sellers are able to withdraw from an agreement - up until the last minute.
The launch of The Conveyancing Room in England at the end of March, means that all parties to a transaction (solicitors, clients, estate agents, mortgagees and other parties) can communicate in a secure, online environment.
In a recent article entitled Home (a)loan in the April 2003 edition of De Rebus, Roger Green wrote about the ethical dilemma facing attorneys paying financial inducements to estate agents and mortgage originators. With this in mind, it may be a good idea for lawyers to consider selling property.
This article looks at the effect competition has had on conveyancing fees in New South Wales since the market began progressive de-regulation in the early 1990s.
The English Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is the regulatory body for licensed conveyancers in England. It was established in terms of the Administration of Justice Act 1985.
Speakers at the April meeting of the English Society for Computers and Law, requested that the Government's roll-out of electronic conveyancing be accelerated. They said that the sooner it is totally operational, the greater the benefits will be for both law firms and clients.
The state parliament of Victoria in Australia is proposing a law to fine estate agents who repeatedly underquote and overquote property prices, by up to A$20 000.
In Going it alone in the Law Gazette, Jeremy Fleming looks at the increasing pressures sole practitioners in England face following plans by the Law Society to relax practice rule 4, thereby allowing employed solicitors to offer their services to the public.
Since conveyancing generates much work it is not surprising that this area of the law bears the brunt of negligence claims against solicitors. As Chris Baker explains in an article in the Law Gazette entitled Inside the house of horrors, using some simple risk management procedures can reduce these claims.
Lawyers in New Zealand will lose their exclusive right to provide conveyancing services to the public if the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill is passed.
Following the recommendations by a Conveyancing Fees Review Committee, conveyancing fees in Singapore became totally liberalised on the 1st February this year, allowing lawyers to freely negotiate them. Yet...
Overview - Residential Property Market by Allan Carton in Practical Solutions in which he discusses the English residential market with respect to the conveyancing profession.
Law firms can make huge savings by reorganising their secretarial structures, promoting team leaders and using digital dictation, according to the LawGazette.
The proposed Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill in New Zealand is not real reform, according to an article on Scoop.
A letter in the LawGazette ends off with the words: "It is about time everyone remembered that conveyancing requires skill and detailed legal knowledge, and stopped trying to give the impression that it is no more complicated than selling a packet of crisps."