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Here is a list of useful links - These organisations can provide further information on issues that might arrise when considering a conveyancing transaction or a mortgage related question.

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Advertising Standards Authority

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the independent, self-regulatory body for non-broadcast advertisements, sales promotions and direct marketing in the UK. The ASA administers the British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (The CAP Code).

Adverse Credit Mortgages (CML)

Part of the Council of Mortgage Lenders website, this page provides you with information about adverse credit mortgages, a type of loan that might be available to people who have had financial difficulties in the past. It explains what these products are, and how their costs may differ from mainstream mortgages. It also looks at some of the things to consider before taking out an adverse credit mortgage and gives answers to common questions about them.

Advice UK

Advice UK is a registered charity that provides a free advisory service to the members of the public on a range of topics. These topics include legal advice and debt counselling. The Advice UK website has links to local advice centres.

Association of Independent Financial Advisers

The Association of Independent Financial Advisers (AIFA) is the trade association representing IFAs, current membership now represents 70% of the IFA market. Website contains information and research on the financial intermediary market, careers and qualifications information for intermediaries and access to AIFA's publications and press releases.

Association of Mortgage Intermediaries

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) is the trade association for mortgage intermediaries in the UK. Website provides careers and events information for mortgage intermediaries and access to AMI's publications.

Building Societies Association

The Building Societies Association (BSA) is the trade association for Britain's building societies. Currently there are 63 building societies in the UK and all are members of the BSA. Website provides access to Building Society statistics, BSA publications, press releases and policy responses.

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice and by influencing policymakers.

Coal Authority

Our online search service enables you to check what searches are necessary for your property. These include ground stability searches as well as coal mining and brine subsidence claim searches. You can also order and receive search reports online.

Companies House

Companies House is an executive agency of the Department of Trade and Industry its chief executive is the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales. The main function of Companies House is to incorporate and dissolve limited companies. Website contains information on registering and dissolving companies, statistics and a searchable database of past and present registered companies in England and Wales.

Consumer Credit Counselling Service

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) is a registered charity that provides free advice on debt management. It has a free national helpline and eight advice centres around the UK.

Council of Mortgage Lenders

The Council of Mortgage Lenders is the trade association for the mortgage lending industry with about 98% of all UK residential mortgage lenders are members. There aim is to help to foster a favourable operating environment in the UK housing and mortgage markets. Members are banks, building societies and other mortgage lenders including associates, drawn from a variety of related businesses, including lawyers, conveyancers, search companies and management consultants. To find details on their members and associates go to the directory of members page.

DCLG home information pack website

Department of Communities and Local Government's (DCLG) official home information pack (HIP) website with information for industry stakeholders and consumers.

Direct Gov

The official Government website for citizens - Easy access to the public services you use and the information you need, delivered by the UK government including things like, estamlishing which local authority area a propery purchase might fall into.

Enviroment Agency

They are the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. Amongst other thing this site is useful for providing maps to show areas at risk of flooding in England and Wales. Enter your postcode to establish how likely it is to flood at a particular location.

Federation of Master Builders

The Federation of Master Builders represents Builders in the UK. Website provides information on building and construction issues in the UK, press releases, policy responses, publications and other services for FMB members.

Financial Ombudsman Service

The Financial Ombudsman Service provides consumers with a free and independent service for resolving disputes with financial firms. Website provides consumer information and advice and access to FOS publications.

FSA budget calculator

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) budget calculator is designed to help consumers to get a better idea of how much they spend on a day to day basis.

FSA debt test

The debt test is a useful tool developed jointly by the BBC, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and credit reference agency Experian to help consumers to give their finances a health check.

FSA financial healthcheck

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) financial healthcheck was designed to help consumers to take control of their finances. It provides tips on how they can enjoy a healthier financial lifestyle now and in the future.

FSA guide to buying a home

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) guide to buying a home through either a mortgage or through a shared ownership scheme. The guide looks at the costs involved, the size and type of mortgage you may be able to get and where to get started.

FSA money made clear

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the independent regulator set up by Government to regulate the financial services industry and protect consumers. The consumer section of the FSA's website provides clear and impartial consumer advice and provides links to other sources of free advice.

FSA mortgages made clear

A consumer-friendly microsite designed to cut through the jargon and make the industry regulator, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), and its work accessible.

FSA pensions made clear

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) website designed to promote consumer understanding of the changes that the government is making to pension rules from 6 April 2006.

FSA product comparison tables

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) comparative tables are designed to help consumers to compare the many different mortgage products available.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a charity who works in partnership with people from all walks of life to develop communities with people in need by helping them build and renovate homes.

HM Land Registry

The Registry for Land in England and Wales. Website contains information on conveyancing procedures and property sales & prices in England and Wales.

Home Information Packs

A government website dedicated to Home Information Packs.

Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner is an independent official appointed by the Crown to oversee the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The Commissioner reports annually to Parliament. The Commissioner's decisions are subject to the supervision of the Courts and the Information Tribunal.

Law Society

The Law Society is the professional body, and regulator of solicitors in England and Wales. Website provides a range of information and guidance on conveyancing and money laundering regulations for those working in the legal profession.

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

The Citizens Advice Bureaux provide independent free advice to consumers on a wide range of issues. Website provides information on how to get help.

National Debtline

The National Debtline is a national telephone helpline which offers free debt advice to consumers. National Debtline can also provide a range of factsheets and other materials free of charge. Translators in any one of a hundred languages are available to help those callers for whom English is not their first language.

National House Building Council

NHBC is the standard setting body and warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes in the UK. They have approximately18 000 registered builders who agree to comply with their rules and standards. Website provides information for purchases of new homes, self-builders and house building firms.

Office of Fair Trading

The Office of Fair Trading has responsibility for the regulation of trade within the UK, to ensure that markets work for the benefit of consumers. This includes the administration of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Website contains a range of information and research concerning consumers and their rights and protection.

Payplan

Payplan is a company that offers free, impartial and confidential debt advice to consumers within 24 hours. Payplan offer a range of debt solutions tailored to suit personal circumstances.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the professional association for Surveyors in the UK, setting standards and regulating the surveying profession. Website contains a range of information about surveyors and surveying, as well as the residential property market.

Safe Home Income Plans (SHIPs)

A company supported by the leading providers of home income and equity release plans. It was launched in 1991 and is dedicated entirely to the protection of planholders and promotion of safe home income and equity release plans.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates more than 100,000 solicitors in England and Wales. Their purpose is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and by acting when risks are identified. They are the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales.

The Insolvency Service

The Insolvency Service operates under a statutory framework - mainly the Insolvency Acts 1986 and 2000, the Company Directors Disqualifications Act 1986 and the Employment Rights Act 1996. Its main role is to administer and investigate the affairs of bankrupts, companies and partnerships wound up by the court and establish why they became insolvent.

The Services Website Directory UK

Find the site you have been looking for in our free online website directory. The Services Website Directory UK is all about providing you with enhanced information on UK Companies who have websites. We provide an extensive directory including company names, phone numbers, addresses, postcodes as well as METADATA from the home page of the site.

Tin Mining - Cornwall Consultants

Cornwall Consultants is devoted to services relevant to the mining history and environment of the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. The broad areas of work undertaken are: Mining Searches, Mining Investigations, Soil Contamination Surveys and Concrete ('Mundic') Tests. They offer a wide range of advice regarding other mining related issues in the South West.

Trading Standards

Website contains information on legislation and consumer rights.