HMLR announces updates to form RXC
Following customer feedback HMLR has now published an updated version 2 of its form RXC.
Form RXC is a new way to provide a consent or certificate to comply with a restriction in the register and has been available since the end of July 2021.
The changes have been prompted after HMLR was able to hear industry thoughts on the form, including suggested improvements, during a series of webinars that were held specifically to introduce form RXC. The webinar recordings are available to watch here.
Changes to the form include the following:
- Revised wording in panel 4 to allow a consent to be given to a disposition and its registration, making it easy for both consents to be provided.
- Expanded guidance on some of the terms used in panel 3 of the form. This now explains what is meant by “personally named”, and which boxes should be ticked if a restriction describes an individual’s status or job title, without naming them.
- Addition of a quick reference table to Practice Guide 19– new section 188.8.131.52. This gives a convenient, at-a-glance way to determine which parts of panel 3 are needed to complete in various circumstances.
- New guidance on how the form can be used by developers to provide a bulk consent or certificate in panels 4 and 5 of the form, including the wording to use when describing different plots in a development.
- An amended PDF version to include larger boxes so that more text can be inserted when required.
Form RXC can also be integrated into existing systems, with HMLR reporting that they are “delighted to hear some of our biggest customers are adopting the form and embedding it into their own systems“.
Christine Walsh, Post Completions Manager at Stockport-based O’Neill Patient Solicitors LLP, said:
“We are incorporating [form RXC] into our case management system as it will mean we can automate the form for signature, therefore freeing up time for the case managers to deal with other aspects of their files. This will help with the reduction of requisitions.”
HMLR has indicated that the form will continue to evolve based on customer feedback, which can be provided by completing a short survey, and hope that the changes will allow more firms to adopt form RXC.