Surveyor provides tips for buyers and sellers

With the demand for properties continuing to increase what do the experts say? The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has warned that the gap between supply and demand in the housing market is the highest it has been since 2013. 32% of those in the property industry reported an increase in people looking to

Solicitor Struck Off For Misconduct

A solicitor has been struck off the solicitor’s roll after being found guilty of misconduct. Cabeer Ahmed used £100,000 from a client’s estate to re-pay debts he owed to HM Revenue & Customs and an indemnity insurer. Ahmed’s misconduct resulted in the Solicitor’s Compensation Fund having to pay double that amount to cover the misdemeanour.

No more tolerance’ for paper-based conveyancing

HM Land Registry has said the threat of another coronavirus outbreak will make people less tolerant of a paper-heavy conveyancing process and has outlined its own digital progress. According to The Law Gazette, in Land Registry’s latest annual report, chair Michael Mire anticipates a greater desire to make property transactions more digital over the coming year,

Landlord prosecuted for unlawfully evicting tenant

A landlord from Derby who verbally threatened and unlawfully evicted a tenant has been spared jail. Sajjad Ahmed appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty last December to the unlawful eviction of a tenant. The court heard that Ahmed had taken over the management of the property from his brother, who owned the property, after