The Land Registry can sue a former law firm for negligent misrepresentation in not checking whether a mortgage discharge form was genuine, the High Court has decided.
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New criteria adopted by mortgage lenders to control the membership of their conveyancing panels have piled further pressure on smaller firms struggling to stay in the market.
The Gazette has learned that Metro Bank and Newcastle Building Society are among the institutions that have introduced new restrictions. They now require firms to have at least 120 purchase completions registered with Land Registry over the past 12 months.
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