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Category Archives: Conveyancer

Solicitors Journal

Property lawyers: the non-traditional model might be right up your street…

The legal sector is ever-changing. Law firms must continue to evolve, change and adapt to become more efficient and more successful. Not only as a response to the market, but also to changing technology. The introduction of Alternative Business Structures (ABS) by the Legal Services

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As a conveyancer what roles are available to me if I don’t want to carry a caseload?

As a recruitment consultant I am often speaking with people who have established a successful career within residential conveyancing but are at a stage where they no longer want the pressures of handling a full case load. Sometimes this has got to the point where

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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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It’s a conveyancers world

How long does it take a conveyancer to secure a job?

In the midst of buying my first property I massively underestimated how long it takes to buy a house. I am not in a chain and neither is my seller but despite this and with the offer being made in November here I am still

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North-South Divide

It’s been a busy month in the world of recruitment, the market is moving lots people open to new opportunities, it’s definitely new year new me. I have also spoken with a lot of people who are based in the South and for one reason

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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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