Conveyancing Association response confirms digitisation is key

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has today issued its formal response to the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) ‘Call for Evidence’ on ‘Improving the home buying and selling process’.  The response contains many of the ideas and ongoing work streams from its own 10-point Strategic Plan aimed at delivering tangible improvements to the home buying process. 

Most notable, is the extent to which the CA recommends the use of digital technology to help improve and streamline the process.  Beth Rudolf, Director of Delivery at the Conveyancing Association, comments, “This response is all about delivering increased certainty for all parties and this is achievable if we improve the use of digital services and seek to use new and existing technology in order to cut down on duplication, to improve consumer understanding, to reduce wasted time, to guard against fraud, to cut out unnecessary costs and delays, the list goes on. Technology can help change the process for the better and it’s important that the conveyancing industry engages with it, and adapts to it, in order to ensure it is a real positive for our member firms.”

As providers of advanced e-signature and e-form solutions, Bonafidee are pleased to see encouragement for the provision of a digital signature of deeds and an emphasis on digital solutions for the completion of property information forms and intelligent transaction forms.

Steve Toms, Managing Director at Bonafidee added, “These changes can’t come soon enough, by applying new legislation and new technology, we’ll see the risks of conveyancing fraud diminish, whilst accelerating the home buying and selling process for everyone involved.”

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CA’s full response to the DCLG’s ‘Call for Evidence

CA’s White Paper (strategic plan) ‘Building the framework for the future