September was an important month in the development and evolution of the Conveyancing Association with the first ever meeting of the Policy & Strategy Board. These meetings will help forge the future direction of the trade body and deliver the key messages for the trade body in the months and years to come. This PSB was notable for a number of discussions, particularly around how the Association engages with PropTech developments but also in terms of key issues such as price/fee transparency and ensuring that agents/developers meet their CPR responsibilities.
Leasehold continues to be a major public issue and its reform remains on the news agenda in a big way. Our Director of Delivery, Beth Rudolf, had a busy month in front of the cameras appearing on BBC Wales Today and BBC Breakfast News in order to discuss leasehold developments, and the CA remains a the forefront in terms of pushing for further change, particularly for existing leaseholders. Finally, along with our regular articles, it was very pleasing to see a strong showing from CA member firms in the second annual ESTAS Conveyancing Awards shortlists – the results will be announced later this month and we are sure there will be a large number of winners from within the CA ranks.
Full details of all coverage in September can be found below:
Improving the ID verification process
Conveyancers say funding boost for industry regulator should mean better compliance with CPR
Property experts share views on Government Stamp Duty relief proposals
Leasehold properties ‘not explained’ to house buyers – comments from Beth Rudolf
BBC Wales Today – includes video interview with Beth from 12:17
PropTech – how best to engage? Article from Beth Rudolf
Law Commission leasehold reform proposals – interview with Beth Rudolf
Conveyancing trade body publishes guidance ahead of December transparency rules – includes comments from Beth Rudolf
Increased Trading Standards budget should focus on CPRs compliance