Lenders, PII companies and legal regulators like firms to be members of the BLG. They appreciate that those firms will be kept fully up to date with all important issues that affect conveyancers. The regular BLG bulletins (and the online forum) are an invaluable source of information and knowledge.

Coal face conveyancers rarely have the time to keep track of all of the issues that are likely to affect them and the way they carry out their work. The BLG, in effect, acts as their ‘eyes and ears’ on a 24/7 basis.

Weekly BLG Bulletins

Weekly update and information bulletin, which covers all aspects of conveyancing/property related matters and home buying and selling generally. The bulletin also includes all SRA fraud alerts, updated HMLR Practice Notes, consultation details, webinars, conferences.

Topics covered recently include:

  • The property market
  • Leasehold v Commonhold
  • Cybersecurity issues
  • Conveyancers and climate change
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Upfront information
  • The Building Safety Act

The bulletin also goes to; lenders; brokers; PII companies; regulators; The Law Society; the CLC; panel managers and suppliers of legal services.

BLG Online Forum

A voluntary active online forum with over 1400 registered users, where questions are raised by BLG Members and then answered promptly by other members, a compliance expert, an SDLT expert and HMLR. Topics covered recently include:

  • Company resale under a Power of Attorney
  • Interest on client account
  • SDLT & Multiple Dwellings Relief
  • Defective leases
  • Deed of Appropriation
  • CQS accreditation
  • The Building Safety Act

Joint Estate Agent/Conveyancer Online Forum

The main purpose of this new joint forum is (like the existing legal forum) to allow users to ask questions, post comments, make suggestions, give explanations and reasons (for processes and of problems), and air grievances in an informal but constructive and polite arena.

The forum will give both agents and conveyancers the opportunity to understand the issues and pressures they both face. Ultimately, it will pave the way for a more respectful and fruitful way of working, which may even help transactions progress more smoothly, ensuring that the client gets a more ‘joined up’ service.

CPD accredited BLGTraining – (Voluntary)

10 multiple answers questions set every two months, based on the contents of the bulletins in the previous two months.