Today’s Conveyancer Summer News Round-Up

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year like no other. But now there seems to be a semblance of ‘normality’ as more people return to work, children and students are back at school and universities, we wanted to take the opportunity to take a look back at five of the most top read stories of the summer months*.

Glimmer Of Home For Stamp Duty Changes

This article was originally published on 11 June and was the proverbial toe in the water as the industry speculated about the potential temporary changes to stamp duty land tax

Government Urged To Backdate Stamp Duty Cut Scheme

This article was published on 9 July as consumers reacted to the announcement made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak regarding the SDLT holiday

SDLT Cut Announced

No news round up would be complete without the day the SDLT announcement was made. This article was published on 8 July

HM Land Registry Announces Introduction Of Electronic Signatures

Originally published on 13 July, this marked a ‘turning point’ in the conveyancing sector, as it showed technology was slowly being introduced and utilized in the sector

Simplify Acquires Cook Taylor Woodhouse To Become Number 1 In Greater London

Originally published on 26 June 2020, it shows that during the pandemic acquisitions and mergers were still possible

This little snapshot demonstrates the sector has been enjoying a rollercoaster of a time over the past couple of months, but as the new ‘normal’ begins to take hold, it’ll be interesting to see what stories will be the most read as we approach the festive season

*please note these articles are the most read between 1 June 2020 and 11 September 2020.

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