Now recent concerns over privatisation have been dismissed and the Land Registry can now focus on modernisation and bring forward plans to move to fully digital conveyancing, says SortRefer.
The Land Registry has opened a consultation on its rules with a set of proposed changes that include a wholesale shift to digital channels for conveyancing and registrations.
Kevin Tunnicliffe, managing director at SortRefer, hopes that implementation will follow quickly.
He says: “For those of us who have been leading the battle to move the whole conveyancing process into the 21st century, I am delighted by the announcement from the Land Registry.
“Improving technology and the means to deliver being so much quicker because of faster internet speeds have already revolutionised much of the lending industry.
“Provided the Land Registry is prepared to move quickly on what I believe will be a positive response from the lending and conveyancing industries, we will see a real revolution in the way in which house sale and purchase is transacted.
“SortRefer stands ready to assist any positive move by the Land Registry that helps speed up the process.”