What can the residential property sector learn from the frenetic and stressful rush to beat the SDLT deadline? Nicola Laver reports
It always was a high-pressured working environment and for relatively little return.
Throw in a global pandemic, home working conditions, demanding clients, lawyers worried about (or sick with) covid-19, caring responsibilities, lack of family and social contact – and a stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday to boot – the pressure cooker has heated up.
It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago at the time of the first lockdown, the residential market was on pause. Fast forward a year and, according to the Law Society Law Management Section’s first quarterly pulse survey covering the first quarter of this year, the number of new conveyancing matters increased by 54 per cent for convey...