Conveyancing

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The end of the stamp duty holiday is not dampening activity in Northern Ireland's housing market, according to a Belfast solicitor. Janet Williamson, director of commercial and property at O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors, said her team was working on around 30 completions this week ahead of the stamp du

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The latest edition of Folio, the conveyancing and land law journal from the Law Society of Northern Ireland, has been published. The first volume of 2021 includes pieces on drafting leases, the regulation of housing associations and issues affecting the agricultural property sector.

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Solicitors have reported a surge in house completions in Northern Ireland as home-buyers take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, which will come to an end in September. Janet Williamson, director of commercial and property at O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors, said levels of completions "are at a point

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Conveyancers could become a regulated profession in their own right under government plans to drive down legal costs. Justice Minister Helen McEntee today ordered the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) to draw up a report on the creation of a new profession of "conveyancer".

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The number of property transactions in Northern Ireland has started to bounce back following the reopening of the housing market last month. There were 1,320 property transactions in Northern Ireland in June 2020, up from 540 in May and 410 in April, according to new HMRC figures.

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Solicitors have welcomed the re-opening of the Northern Ireland housing market from today. Emergency coronavirus laws have been amended by the Northern Ireland Executive to allow activities relating to house moves to take place from today.

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A new facility allowing solicitors to top up their suspense accounts through card payments will be piloted from today, the Land Registry has announced. In a note to practitioners, Christine Farrell, the registrar of titles, said testing on the enhanced LandWeb Direct system has been completed.

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Belfast-based Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors won two awards in recognition of its conveyancing service. The firm received two gold awards in the Northern Ireland and County Antrim categories at the ESTAS Customer Service Awards 2019, sponsored by SearchFlow.

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