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Guaranteed exchange of contracts in just 30 days

first_imgHome » News » Guaranteed exchange of contracts in just 30 days previous nextProducts & ServicesGuaranteed exchange of contracts in just 30 daysConveyancing provider offers first class service with guaranteed timescales.The Negotiator27th May 20160992 Views The major bugbear for agents selling homes is that sales fall through because of delays in finalising contracts.Launched in January by two experienced panel managers, Elite Panel Management is firmly focused upon improving the speed and quality of conveyancing provided via estate agents. It has now launched a guarantee to have clients ready to exchange contracts within 30 days from instruction.The guarantee is applicable to freehold properties only at the moment and is conditional upon one of their panel lawyers working on either side of the transaction. However, it demonstrates their clear intention to shake the industry up for the better and is welcome move against the backdrop of what many agents have described as a general decline in service standards over the last 10 years.Sales Director, Carl Brignell (left) says, “Both clients and agents have been telling the conveyancing industry for a very long time that they want a fast and personable service yet many of the larger providers have failed to satisfy these primary needs, instead choosing to concentrate on their own short-term profitability.“Our 30 day guarantee is testament to the skills and commitment of the solicitors that we work with and the work we have done behind the scenes to make this happen.”The average time to exchange of contracts in England and Wales is between 8-12 weeks and so this is an ambitious move from Elite. Whilst there have been many advancements in technology within the conveyancing industry no provider has dared to compete on speed.Chris Harris (right), CEO at Elite said that there is a growing frustration from good lawyers up and down the country at having to deal with inexperienced, under-qualified and over worked conveyancers on the other side of many transactions.“Elite provides a service through which decent lawyers can now compete on a national level based upon service.”Chris Harris was previously Legal Services Director at LMS before leaving to launch his own consultancy and ‘Today’s Conveyancer’. More recently Chris was responsible for the development and delivery of the award-winning legal service ‘Lawyer Checker’.Carl Brignell was previously a Director at the London Estate Agent, KFH, where he created and managed their renowned conveyancing service, Londonwide Conveyancing.Elite Panel Management has offices in London and Cheshire and offers conveyancing services via estate agents.For more information see www.elitepanelmanagement.co.ukcontracts conveyancing Elite Panel Management exchange of contracts May 27, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Polar Barely

first_imgI was tired of the same old New Year’s routine — drinking champagne, lighting a few crummy fireworks, watching the ball drop. I needed a new tradition, and jumping into a half-frozen lake seemed as good as any. So I signed up for a polar bear swim—an out-and-back 50 meters in a mountain lake on the first day of the new year.Hung over and half asleep, I drove two hours through the mountains and arrived at Lake Chatuge just before noon. Sixteen other shivering swimmers huddled around a campfire along the shore, trying to stay warm in 30-degree weather and flag-whipping winds. I squeezed in between a crew-cut army cadet, two teenage girls, and an overweight man wearing Spandex.“Do we tip-toe into the water or dive in?” asked one of the girls.“Gotta hit it hard,” the cadet said stoically.At least one hundred spectators lined the lake, waiting to see a bunch of half-naked Southerners act like Eskimos. Some watched from the warmth of their cars. Minutes before the start, the organizer pulled a thermometer from the water: 46 degrees Fahrenheit.The cold truth was starting to sink in: I really had to go through with this. I had to get in that water and swim 50 meters — two full swimming pool lengths. Though I’d competed in dozens of triathlons, I had never felt more nervous than at the starting line of a mere 50-meter swim. My teeth were chattering, my arms twitched, my goose-pimpled skin shook uncontrollably — and I hadn’t even touched my toes to the water yet.Waiting made it worse. Just thinking about the swim made me cold. I jumped up and down, pretended to stretch, and even ran a few barefoot sprints along the rocky, frost-covered lakeshore to stay warm. Then, back at the boat ramp, I listened to a wife berating her husband as he undressed.“You warm up your shower water before you get in every morning, for Chrissakes! How are you going to swim around in a freezing lake?”But the husband would not be dissuaded. He quickly stripped off his clothes, handed them to his wife, and joined the other swimmers milling around on the boat ramp making jokes.“Weather’s bit nipply out here, wouldn’t you say?”“It takes some balls to be out here.”“Yeah — blue, shriveled, marble-sized ones.”At high noon, the organizer yelled “GO!” and we herded into the lake. Swimmers whooped and shouted as they plunged in. I high-stepped out as far as I could, then dove headlong into the lake. When I popped up, my mind completely shut down. I was all body and instinct. Panic poured through my muscles. I was hyperventilating and hypothermic. Frantically I threw my arms in front of me and swam toward the orange buoy. It looked a lot farther away than a pool-length.I was breathing too rapidly to put my face underwater; instead I was splashing across the lake with a spastic, all-arms, head-out-of-the-water stroke. Frenzied swimmers collided with me as we rounded the buoy. Trickles of laughter from onshore spectators drifted across the water.On the long swim back to the boat ramp, my adrenaline-fueled muscles slowed. Icy blood coursed through my veins. My arms slapped against the water. I floundered forward, meter by meter. Finally my knuckles scraped the sandy bottom, and I felt my brain click back on.I climbed out and felt rejuvenated. After numbing myself in the lake, I felt the glow of life so much more intensely. Every sensation was heightened. Scalp tingles surged electricity down my spine.Blue-faced and panting, I put on my clothes and watched the rest of the swimmers slugging toward shore. Rescuers in oar boats threw life jackets and float rings to struggling swimmers. Two guys had to be helped to shore. The teenage girls stumbled out of the water together, holding hands and hugging each other. The army cadet was close behind.After three minutes, everyone had made it back — except three especially cold-blooded polar bears. They were still wading offshore to see who could stay in the lake the longest. One kicked his feet in the air as if lounging in a warm bathtub. Their breath visibly condensed in the frozen air. After five minutes, nobody had flinched. Finally, to break the tie, the three swimmers raced back to the boat ramp.Afterward, we all crouched around the bonfire sipping hot chocolate. I warmed myself inside a circle of other hardy, grizzled beasts. I was one of them now. I was a Polar Bear cub.I couldn’t wait to get back home and hibernate.Polar PlungesJanuary 1: LAKE LURE, N.C.January 17: WESTMINSTER, MDJanuary 25: BLOWING ROCK, N.C.January 26: CHATTANOOGA, TENN.FEBRUARY 1: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.FEBRUARY 9: MORGANTOWN, W.VA.FEBRUARY 16: LAKE LANIER, GA.FEBRUARY 25: RALEIGH, N.C.last_img read more

Trump’s coronavirus chief urges Americans to gather for ‘their last Thanksgiving’

first_imgAs Media Matters reports, Atlas made his statement on Fox News. Once again beating his chest over the horrors of attempting to save people’s lives, Atlas insisted that it was more important to get together over that turkey than it was to keep elderly people safe. Atlas, who has been pushing for America to reach “herd immunity,” by infected a large percentage of the population of coronavirus, apparently didn’t get the note that he’s also supposed to say “while keeping the elderly safe.” Because he’s obviously wanting to make sure that every generation joins in the infection fun.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Don’t think of it as a holiday. Think of it as a culling of the weak. And pass the cranberries, please.There are some Republican governors who are starting to realize that maybe following Trump’s less than nothing policy isn’t the best idea. Unfortunately, they’re achieving this revelations as the hospitals in their states overflow. And most are still mouthing phrases like “acting with caution” that should have been discarded nine months ago. There’s little doubt that this Tuesday will bring 30-40,000 more cases of COVID-19 than the previous week. The new barriers that states are now rushing into place won’t have an impact on the raging national outbreak for at least another week, if not two.- Advertisement –center_img Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19 is all the way up to 3.4%. Meaning that the United States has made essentially no progress toward achieving herd immunity  despite 11 million cases, 252,000 dead, and record levels of hospitalization pushing the healthcare system to the edge across the country. Herd immunity cannot be achieved, not without digging literally millions dead. And with at least two effective vaccines just months away, there’s no reason anyone should be pushing this idea at all.This is the home stretch. The time when hunkering down should get the most … hunkery. And it’s definitely the time when every family should be skipping the big gathering.When vaccines are widely available and families can gather with relative safety, we can all celebrate another Thanksgiving in March or April. In fact, a new national holiday to commemorate a new hope at the end of this international nightmare seems entirely appropriate.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Liverpool poach Arsenal head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll despite Mikel Arteta intervention

first_imgLiverpool poach Arsenal head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll despite Mikel Arteta intervention Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jan 2020 5:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Comment Advertisement Liverpool have poached Gary O’Driscoll from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Liverpool have poached Arsenal’s head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll, with the Gunners now advertising for the soon-to-be vacant position ahead of the official confirmation.The Premier League leaders targeted O’Driscoll after their current head of medical services, Andrew Massey, agreed to leave Anfield to take up a role with FIFA in March.O’Driscoll is a popular figure at the Emirates, having spent over a decade at Arsenal after first arriving when legendary manager Arsene Wenger was in charge. O’Driscoll has spent over a decade at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The Gunners were reluctant to lose O’Driscoll – especially to a direct rival – and The Athletic say new boss Mikel Arteta attempted to intervene to ensure he remained in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta, who was named Unai Emery’s permanent replacement last month, was close to O’Driscoll during his spell at Arsenal as a player and wanted the doctor to commit his future to the Gunners.The manager’s efforts proved futile, however, and it is claimed O’Driscoll handed in his resignation earlier in the month ahead of his move to Liverpool.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAccording to The Athletic, some members within Arsenal are ‘surprised and disappointed’ that the club’s hierarchy did not fight harder to convince O’Driscoll to stay.O’Driscoll, meanwhile, who previously worked for the Republic of Ireland rugby team, is said to have ‘agonised’ over the decision to join Liverpool for several weeks.Arsenal, who are currently tenth in the Premier League, dropped more points at Crystal Palace last weekend and face in-form Sheffield United on Saturday.MORE: Mikel Arteta plays down John Stones interest but teases Arsenal transfersMORE: Arsenal interested in signing Bruno Guimaraes, confirms club presidentlast_img read more

Timeline of Taco Time’s evolution

first_imgTaco Time in the Carrier Dome began in 1995 and this season marks the 20th anniversary of the promotion that’s become a tradition. Check out this timeline of Taco Time’s evolution:1980s — Syracuse legends Sherman Douglas and Derrick Coleman play three seasons as teammates from 1986-89. Burger King had a promotion in the 80s that fans could redeem for free french fries when SU scored over 100 points at home, which occurred 12 times in that span.1995-96 — Before Michael Veley’s first season as marketing director for SU Athletics, he creates a promotion with Taco Bell that when Syracuse scores more than 75 points, fans can redeem a free taco at participating restaurants.2004 — Taco Time is added at women’s basketball games but the benchmark to redeem free tacos is 65 points compared to 75 for men’s. It’s designed to be attainable to drive more fans to Taco Bell.2008 — An online survey asks SU students to rate their favorite promotion at men’s basketball games. Taco Time received more than double the number of votes as any other choice.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAug. 2012 — The Taco Bell in Kimmel Food Court is closed and replaced with Queso’s. Taco Bell no longer has a restaurant on campus but the nearest one to the Carrier Dome is just 5 miles away.Feb. and March 2013 — Nike creates T-shirts that say “We want tacos.” They are discontinued after just two seasons despite successful sales at the SU Bookstore.Nov. 2015 — Number of points in order to reach Taco Time is bumped from 75 to 70 at men’s games. Despite a prior miscommunication by SU Athletics, it remains 65 for women’s games.Nov. 17, 2015 — Men’s basketball team scores over 70 points to reach Taco Time in a win over St. Bonaventure. This is the 320th Taco Time. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 17, 2015 at 11:39 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more