The Conveyancing Association backs Housing White Paper

Jessica Nangle

February 14, 2017

 

The Conveyancing Association has announced its support for a number of measures announced in last week’s Housing White Paper.

The CA is supportive of measures to improve land registration and to promote fairness and transparency within the leasehold process.

Transparent or negligent?

The issues surrounding the leasehold process such as the cost and delays within it are well documented, and the CA are pleased that their suggestions appear as measures in the Housing White Paper.

In a bid to improve education, the CA is putting together a consumer guide on leasehold costs that which hopes to answer the many questions raised when purchasing a leasehold property.

Beth Rudolf, director of delivery at the Conveyancing Association, said: “There are many measures within the government’s Housing White Paper that we are fully supportive of.

“Clearly, developing a stronger and more transparent Land Register is vitally important, as is the focus on leasehold costs and delays.”

Lloyd Davies, operations director at the Conveyancing Association, added: “Overall the paper seems to adopt a sensible approach to righting the wrongs of the housing market.

“However we must all acknowledge that these changes won’t be implemented overnight and the road is likely to be a long in terms of upping supply and ensuring we are building enough affordable homes in the areas where people want to live.”

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