February saw our first Management Committee and All-Member Meetings of the year held in the wonderful surroundings of the Long Room at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Cricketing metaphors abounded and there was a certainly a number of strong innings’ recorded especially with a number of panel debates focusing on key areas of interest such as referral arrangements, vendor disclosure and the provision of upfront information, binding offers/reservation agreements, and the digitisation and centralisation of data and ID.
As you will know, these represent key workstreams in the CA’s Strategic Plan and we are dedicated to providing tangible support and solutions in these areas, as we believe they will help speed up the home-buying process.
This month we had a number of regular articles published across various publications which focus on these issues as well as others such as combating fraudulent activity, the evolution of the conveyancing market and our Technical Protocol’s place in it, plus a look at how specialisation in the conveyancing sector could be a key factor during 2018.
We have been very pleased to join a new Home Buying & Selling Group with other industry representatives, all of whom seem to have similar goals and ambitions to us, plus we are delighted to be announcing our continued support for the ESTAS Conveyancing Awards, which have already opened for new entries in 2018. Last year a number of CA member firms won ‘big’ at the ESTAS and we are encouraging other members to enter so they can match and even better the achievements of our cohort last year.
Full details of all coverage in February can be found below:
A year to push the envelope – regular article from Beth Rudolf
How do your clients know you are delivering great service? CA mention
Land Registry moves towards digital deeds – comments from Eddie
CA website – Eddie’s regular blog
The evolution of our market and our Technical Protocol
Mortgage Solutions – Eddie’s regular article
Law Society Gazette – comments from Beth
Today’s Conveyancer – Home Buying & Selling Group – comments from Beth