Conveyancing Reform – Law Society Awake As HIPs Pass Away

With the immediate suspension of Hips being “so last month”, the Law Society has reiterated its desire to continue with reform in the Conveyancing process. The Law Society has said reform of the house selling process is essential to meet the needs of the home buying market. The Law Society’s opposition to the introduction of HIPs has been strong and consistent. In its opinion Hips had effectively marginalised Conveyancing solicitors with a process, that was at best pseudo legal, and a worst an additional marketing ploy by new entrants in to the home selling and buying arena.

The Law Society stated that HIPs have led to;

“increased costs and a host of cross selling initiatives that were not in the consumers’ interests. The advent of HIPs encouraged estate agents and HIP Providers to vie with each other to gain the initial access to the consumer so they could be referred, for a fee, to other professionals and service providers which distorted the market. These fees were not transparent to the consumer”

Reform Proposals:

The Law Society wants to revamp its TransAction scheme, which was introduced way back in 1989/1990. The Protocol included standard forms of Enquiries and a Fixtures and Fittings Questionnaire. A process which was badly copied under the HIP Regulations in the form of the Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ). The Law Society is recommending a revamp of the forms again to be provided in standard format.

Robert Heslett the Law Society President added;

“The professional integrity and legal skills which solicitors have traditionally brought to the housing market are probably more important now than they have ever been. The marked increase in property fraud, including registration fraud and mortgage fraud, means that the role of the solicitors as the gatekeeper in the process assumes a greater importance. This role falls to solicitors as the most highly regulated professionals in the process. Solicitors can help consumers understand the residential Conveyancing process, the role of the solicitor and others in the buying and selling market and to make informed choices.”

You might say they would say that wouldn’t they! What would be beneficial is for the reform process to be quickened, so that the consumer will see an honest attempt to fill part of the vacuum left by the demise of HIPs. This at a time where the new Coalition Government saw fit to axe a process with no thought or consideration as to what might replace it. In all the clamour surrounding the suspension of HIPs, no one has trumpeted a return to the “good old days” of slow Conveyancing, Seller and Buyer uncertainty and aborted expense.

Manifesting Prosperity With the Law of Attraction

It always seems really unfair that the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. The poor guy can’t seem to catch a break while the important people in society couldn’t be making more money. No matter how unfair this seems it makes perfect sense in the Law of Attraction.

The rich get richer because they are using the Law and its positive energy. They have a lot of money so they feel good about money. Therefore, more money is coming into their lives. Then we have you. You are swimming in debt and not making much, which then makes you have a negative feeling about money. Since you hate money, you are not attracting it to you. You need to start changing the way you think, but how are you supposed to do that when you have so many bills to pay? How can you possibly feel good about money when you don’t have any?

The whole purpose of the Law of Attraction is to bring things to you that you don’t have. If you had money, you wouldn’t have this problem. You need to visualize money coming to you and feel good about it. Only that way will you start to manifest prosperity. You can start small and feel good about bills coming to you because you know that money will find its way to you. You might not realize it at first, but the Law of Attraction always finds its way to you so you can start living the life you have always dreamed of.

The Law of Attraction – Finding and Living Your Life’s Purpose

To find your life’s purpose you need look no further than the law of attraction. Why? because by learning about how your reality is formed and how to use the law of attraction you will explore, understand and choose your life’s purpose.

To understand the law of attraction is to understand the true nature of reality and that is where you will find and understand yourself. By exploring how this reality is formed, how your thoughts form into events you will take a journey into the nature of reality that will transform you, not only within this life but beyond it too, in doing so you understand your true identity.

The purpose of our lives can be spelt out with word like love and healing, happiness and joy but these are just shallow representations of the true reality that is trying to be expressed. To express your purpose you must live it, not just be able to write it and in the living of your life exploring how you form your reality you will discover the purpose of your existence, not only within the physical life that you are presently aware of.

The purpose of your life does not lie within the confines of the physical reality, it exists within the heart of your limitless identity, and identity that is immortal and timeless, even through the years of your life. When you dig deeper into your true creativity and ability to form events you will discover that creativity and expression are parts of your purpose and so you have the ability to form events within the physical life you know, this is the law of attraction.

The challenge in discovering your purpose is that it does not lie within your job, role or your marital status but with an aspect yourself that must first be discovered and in order to discover it you must be willing to let go of the titles and frameworks that have formed your life up to this point.

The law of attraction and its use forces us all to break down the limiting beliefs and to let go of the roles that we hold so dear in our lives. The law of attraction also forces us to consider what our lives are about, to choose what we want rather than what we ‘should’ have or what our parents or society tells us.

In discovering the law of attraction you will discover yourself and in doing so you will live your greatest adventure and this will become your purpose: being you and consciously creating the life you want with love, passion, power and joy.

Ethical Value of the Law

It is an essential backstop in persuading officials and citizens to avoid corrupt behavior. It reinforces ethical standards for the good and provides some potentially strong reasons for those who are not (although the strength of those reasons is limited by the perceived likelihood of detection). However, the main game lies elsewhere. Law actually has a role to play in that ‘main game’ by creating institutional structures, setting out the powers of public officials, and monitoring the exercise of those powers under judicial review.

In best practice regimes, law already does these things. However, there are a number of ways of moving beyond best practice. Most of them ensure that the law is ‘in synch’ with ethical standards and institutional reform so that the three really do operate as a ‘trinity’ rather than as disparate, uncoordinated, and potentially conflicting integrity measures.

Determine What is Required

Law can play different roles – indicating what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior, providing reasons for action, removing offenders from the position where they can re-offend, creating institutions and structures, providing review mechanisms, etc. Every law that has a part to play in the integrity system of a jurisdiction should be considered in terms of the role it is intended to play and the role that it can play, and be amended accordingly.

In this process, drafters and politicians should always be aware that there is a more constructive use of laws than merely imposing higher penalties. They should also be aware of the value of laws that declare values and the means to achieve those values.

However, where penalties are involved, consideration should be given to the harm that is caused by corruption and the forms of penalty that will weigh most heavily with potential offenders.

The Laws Reflect and Back up Ethical Codes

Following the drawing up of the general public sector ethical code, the laws creating offences for public officials and those who deal with them should be reconsidered to ensure that they play their backstop role. First, public sector reformers should consider at what point on the normative continuum legal sanctions should be imposed. Secondly, laws should be re-drafted in terminology that reflects the ethical norms they are supporting. Thirdly, such laws should be considered for their consistency with ethical standards, ensuring that the most grievous ethical breaches are criminalized and that behavior which is ethical is not.

Setting the Powers of Public Servants

Already remarked on the importance placed on ‘legality’ by public servants. Laws should spell out what public servants have the power to do and the purposes for which they have been given those powers. Legislators should consider very carefully the purposes for which power is given and ensure that they provide only the powers that are needed. (This should be contrasted by the tendency to grant very broad powers to public officials. This is not surprising where laws are frequently proposed by the same public servants who would exercise them).

Such an approach also makes judicial review and administrative law generally easier because one can interpret the inevitable ambiguities in the powers conferred in terms of the purposes for which they are given and the justifications for doing so.

The Law of Attraction – Stand Up and Create Something!

It is time for everybody to stand up and consciously create the reality they are living in using the power of the Law of Attraction. A lot of people every day dream and hope for something better to happen in their lives not realizing that they actually have the power to manifest their desires at will. The Law of Attraction is not something esoteric and it is not only for the ‘gifted few’.

All of us have the ability to create our own realities. Some people might be aware of this fact, but awareness of it is not enough. Just a heads up, there are people who are not just aware of the principles of the Law of Attraction, they also live it and are able to manifest their desires with little to no effort while the rest of the world just wonder how ‘lucky’ these people are.

Society tells us that if there is no scientific proof, it is not factual. But to tell you the truth, there are scientific facts that prove the ability of the human brain to send out energy and I’m sure that it won’t be long until science catches up with reality. The lives of the people who knew who to use the Law of Attraction are solid proof of their ability to manifest their desires.

The concept of the Law of Attraction is really simple. Let me give you a few examples:

· Everything in this universe is made up of energy. All matter including you and me are made up of energy and even our thoughts are energy.

· We are all connected to everything in this universe through energy.

· The creation of everything around us was done effortlessly by the universe. Whichever Force you believe initiated the whole cycle is up to you, the point is the cycle is present and was done effortlessly.

· The creative power of the universe is present in you as well, since you are a part of it. Your belief is the only thing that limits you.

Your thoughts define your experiences, in other words you interpret every occurrence in your life. Your thoughts become things. The Law of Attraction states that you have or become what you think about most of the time. It is your thoughts that define your reality so choose your thoughts wisely and be aware of them at all times.

Remember that it is okay to do what you want to do. Don’t do things just for the sake of doing it. You must love what you do and be passionate about it. When you feel good and when you are happy, you are in line with your desires and that is the key to achieving them. You attract what you desire the most by thinking of it obsessively and enjoying it in your imagination.

Now that you are aware of how really the Law of Attraction works, your desire is yours for the taking – so stand up and create something!