Last month continued the ongoing debate around the Government’s Call for Evidence on Improving the Home Buying Process, specifically its own response to what the industry had told it. We were lucky to have Matt Prior from the MHCLG deliver a presentation at May’s MCM/AMM and there is a great deal to be positive about for the CA and the conveyancing industry as a whole.
Many of the CA’s workstreams – as outlined in our Strategic Plan – appear to have the support of the Government, and we have a fine precedent to follow in terms of our successes on leasehold, managing agent/Lease Administrator reform, etc, in order to deliver in key areas. So, in terms of providing upfront information, reservation agreements, ID verification and the like, we appear to be on the right track and the industry is now being urged to provide the solutions the MHCLG want to see.
On the news front, May was dominated by the Dremvar v Mishcon case (again) while the CA was pushing our own agenda in areas like leasehold reform and the role of estate agents within the future conveyancing process.
Full details of all coverage in May can be found below:
Eddie Goldsmith regular blog
Dreamvar v Mishcon – industry predictions
ESTAS Conveyancing Awards – mentions CA
Dremvar v Mishcon – industry response
Leasehold success shows the way ahead – Beth Rudolf article
Professionalising the estate agency sector – how long could this take? Regular article from Eddie Goldsmith
Do estate agents hold the key to conveyancing reform? – references the Conveyancing Association
Redbrick Solutions announces new release of Redbrick Practice Management – references the Conveyancing Association