Conveyancing trade body discusses future of the home moving process

A leading trade body in the conveyancing industry has recently set out it’s Strategic Plan update for the new year.

Last week, the Conveyancing Association (CA) held its annual conference, with a focus on the future of conveyancing and how the use of technology could be used to transform the home moving process. The event brought together over 200 industry stakeholders to London’s Stamford Bridge, enabling attendees to discuss and consider the themes highlighted, as well as how they should react to the forthcoming changes in the industry.

Updates and achievements of the organisation were also highlighted during the event, with the CA discussing its member firms’ completion of an e-signed contract exchange as well as the progress its made in terms of securing leasehold reform. This has since been highlighted as a focus area in the Law Commission’s 13th law reform programme.

Presentations from key industry figures took centre stage at the event, with John Abbott of the Land Registry, InfoTrack’s Scott Bozinis and Lloyd Davis of Convey Law being among those to deliver engaging talks during the day.

The DCLG’s Matt Prior also gave an update on the responses to the ‘Call for Evidence’ on ‘Improving the home buying and selling process’. As well as discussing the need to enhance consumer understanding when it comes to finding the right conveyancer, he also questioned whether the process could be improved if both sides of the transaction were to use the same firm.

The CA urged attendees to submit their responses to the DCLG’s consultation in order to provide the Government with a more comprehensive view of the process. Following the deadline, Prior stated that the next steps would involve reading and discussing the responses before proposals are put forward. The industry would then be asked to share their views on these suggested measures.

Closing on 17 December 2017, the Call for Evidence can be found here.

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