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Category Archives: Housing

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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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Why work for the rest, when you can work for the best

Five years’ ago I sat in a six month review meeting with my Associate Director James Brewster and talked very openly about wanting to build the biggest and most successful commercial legal recruitment team in Birmingham. Very specifically this included wanting to open up a

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When it comes to residential property recruitment, think outside the box

No let up in the demand for residential property lawyers

With the onset of the summer months the residential property team here at BCL Legal normally witness a recruitment hiatus, however this year it’s nowhere to be seen! Home.co.uk Asking Price Index (HAPI), which provides data on asking price, stock and supply trends, has just

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A guide to working as a temporary document review lawyer

Government flash sale could mean the property divide is wider than ever

Another week and Channel 4 are at it again. This time out its Dispatches turn as they investigate “the Great British property divide”. There is a growing fear that the government plans to introduce an extension to the “right to buy” policy, with one of

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Starting work

Conveyancing News in South East – Boom or Bust!

As a nation of house buyers, it is in the UK’s DNA to aspire to want to own your own home. However, the issue of affordability for first time buyers and working families has been all but diminished by the growing cost of buying a

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Do’s and Don’ts at interview…

House prices continue to rise despite pre election fear

From February 2014 to February 2015 the number of loans fell by 16% and remortgage lending also continued to slump, partly due to election uncertainty but also due to typical seasonal trends. A positive upturn was predicted in the spring / summer months with competitive

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