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Escalating Ground Rent - Did Conveyancers fail their duty

Interesting article in the Law Society Gazette regarding MP criticism of the conveyancing profession over escalating ground rent. These were considered entirely normal and acceptable until relatively recently (approx 2018).


Blame your conveyancer

The nature of standard practice and current conveyancing procedure is that it changes over time. Perceptions change. Case law reveals issues and practice evolves. Unfortunately Conveyancers are an excellent scapegoat.

See the below article in support of a beleaguered profession.


https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/conveyancers-failed-in-their-leasehold-duty-mps-told/5110757.a



Blaming conveyancers



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