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Category Archives: Residential conveyancing

Do you need to be qualified to be a conveyancer?

This is a question I’m asked more frequently than ever, and during my time in practice and legal recruitment, I’ve noticed a massive shift in opinion. Whilst some firms prefer their conveyancers to possess professional qualifications, insisting on hiring solicitors only, I’ve seen an increase

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Top 5 things conveyancers love about conveyancing

Every day I speak to conveyancers who are eager to move jobs. This is due to various reasons: relocation, the job role, the team set up… the list goes on. But in terms of the discipline and job itself, what do conveyancers love about their

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I need to reschedule or cancel my interview – what do I need to do?

There are a number of reasons why you might have to cancel or reschedule an interview. As recruiters, we understand this and so do our clients. However, it’s very important to communicate any delays or problems as soon as possible. This allows for two things. Firstly,

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It’s a conveyancers world

First time buyer?

My completion date has finally arrived to say that I am excited is an understatement, this is something I have been working towards for the last 4 years and it’s my first house and feeling very proud.  Am I scared? Yes, will I eat beans

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

New job

Well, it’s finally 2018!! I love spring; it is arguably my favourite time of year and full of transformations. I love how the temperature rises to a much favourable degree, a great contrast to the last few weeks of December – snow, ice, freezing cold

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Budget 2017 Stamp Duty!

The Chancellor’s 2017 Budget was the headline news story recently and at the centre, the housing market. The governments attempt to ease years of austerity has paved the way for a huge allocation of funds to the housing market over the next half a decade.

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Good news for first time buyers

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced during the 2017 Autumn Budget that stamp duty will no longer be payable by first time buyers on properties up to £300,000.00. Hopefully these changes will ease the burden and lessen the up front costs of buying a house and make

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It’s a conveyancers world

How much information should I give my recruiter?

Looking for a new job is time consuming, anyone knows that, but there are ways of making the process so much smoother and saving yourself so much time. You might think how annoying I have to speak to a recruiter during the day when you

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It’s a conveyancers world

What time of year is best to secure a new job?

Is it just me or has it started to feel a little bit chillier? Dark nights, leaves falling and festive lights going up, Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year. I mean we’ve not even had bonfire night yet and the lights are

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Can I leave work without notice?

Had a bad morning or afternoon? Maybe a bad day starts to finish? Perhaps even a bad week or month? The world of residential conveyancing has thrown up a number things over the last month or so, some of which can be explained through logical

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It’s good to talk

I remember that old BT advert with Bob Hoskins from the early 90’s – ‘It’s good to talk’, at that time we were in an era where the ability to communicate with each other was nothing like it is today. Most people had a land

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Why should I be a recruitment consultant?

So, you have been thinking about becoming a recruitment consultant? Us ‘rec cons’ can get a bad press, alongside estate agents, window sales people, car salesmen, and ‘white van drivers’, almost any general sales roles… the list could go on! Is all the hot air

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