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Cooper endorses Live’s HIPs solution

Yvette Cooper, minister for housing and planning, used Lives recently launched Home Information Packs sticks to demonstrate how technology can enable a better flow of information at her recent address to the Law Society Conference, Property in Practice 2005 on October 27 at the Millennium Hotel Mayfair, London.

Rob Sendall, chairman of Live, says: “We were confident that Live had one of the best solutions for the forthcoming HIPs including some clever applications of technology in the both the production and delivery of the data, but we are delighted that the housing minister regards us so highly.

“To be held up as an example of best practice in front of the UKs legal community is the best possible endorsement from the government.”


Valuers have too much power now – and they’re getting more

From Rick Gifford In a buoyant market valuers are only too keen to value properties up and on many occasions actually enhance the valuation. After all, if they can increase the valuation it has a nice knock on indexing effect on their fees. I blame valuers for the gross increases in property prices in the […]

The Mortgage Mole

TOP MANWould you Adam and Eve it – Mortgage Strategy has a new boss. Well, at least for a week. The John from John Charcol coughed up 9,000 for the privilege at the charity auction at this year’s Broomstick Ball for Cancer Research. The event, organised by Bristol & West sales terrier Dierdre McManus, raised […]

It’s time for the FSA to look into lenders’ service levels

Name and address supplied I’d like to tell readers about the poor service I recently received from Northern Rock (all within 24 hours). A Together DIP was carried out for my clients and sent for referral for increased income multiples. I received a call confirming the loan had been agreed and that my clients could […]

Focus announces strategic partnership with Dashboard Software

Focus Business Solutions, a provider of customer management solutions to the financial services market, has announced a strategic partnership with Dashboard Software, to deliver a suite mortgage technology solutions helping to further streamline the sales process.The partnership combines the technology expertise and industry knowledge of both organisations to provide a number of technology solutions for […]


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