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Mortgage brokers offered new customer care guide

A new customer care guide for mortgage brokers and lenders highlights the need for empathy and ‘active listening’ when dealing with borrowers.   The guide, from communications provider Moneypenny, is based on its experience of handling customer interactions across the financial services industry.  It has targeted this guide at the mortgage sector in a bid to …

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The Leasehold Reform Act: a misdirection of efforts

As the Leasehold Reform Act received royal assent this February, the government proclaimed it had taken a big step in the UK’s levelling-up agenda. Aimed at bringing an official end to spiralling ground rent rates by abolishing ground rents for some residential leaseholds in the UK, the legislation has solid grounding. Yet, it also has …

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First Welsh council joins Land Registry’s digital register

Swansea has become the first of 22 Welsh local authorities to move its local land charges data to a digital, central database designed to speed up the conveyancing process. HM Land Registry announced that the addition of City and County of Swansea Council, as well as Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth …

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Japanese knotweed: Disentangling fact from fiction

Few invasive plants capture attention and headlines like Japanese knotweed. While ecologically harmful, it was the real and perceived impacts on homes and property sales that captured the public’s imagination and fears. Recent research and changes to guidance issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Law Society’s Property Information Form (TA6) …

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New changes to making a lasting power of attorney

A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone you trust the power to make decisions on your behalf should you lose the capacity to do so yourself. They are usually arranged for the elderly, people going into long-term care and those with serious medical conditions. A new government consultation promises changes to the rules on …

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Queen’s Speech 2022: Rental reform will see scrapping of section 21

The Queen’s Speech has included plans for legislation that should radically reform the rental sector within the next parliament. The speech, which was read out for the first time by Prince Charles, sets out plans for a ‘renters’ reform bill’ which the government said is designed to deliver a better deal for the 4.4m households …

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