Conveyancing industry forms new task force

Jake Carter

February 22, 2021

A number of leading organisations in the conveyancing industry have agreed to work together as The Conveyancing Task Force.

The task force will discuss reforming and the enhancement of the conveyancing process for the benefit of consumers and lawyers alike.

The Conveyancing Task Force comprises of The Law Society, The Society of Licensed Conveyancers, The Conveyancing Association, CILEx and the Bold Legal Group.

All members of the group have recently released three documents to their members relating to the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impending expiry of the SDLT holiday at the end of March.

Simon Law, chairperson of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers and chair of the Conveyancing Task Force, said: “These are challenging times for the conveyancing profession, with the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and an increasing move to working electronically.

“Conveyancing Task Force members have worked well together within the conveyancing profession for many years and it makes eminent sense that all five organisations come together under the Conveyancing Task Force banner to help the profession manage the transition into the digital future and identify opportunities for improving the process.

“Whilst working together to formulate and agree proposals, new procedures and due diligence under our agreed terms of reference, task force members still remain independent and accountable to their respective organisations and memberships.

“We look forward to working constructively with all other parties involved in the home buying and selling process and in particular the Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) in which all Conveyancing Task Force members currently participate.”

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