There’s no doubt it’s been an incredibly challenging time for the entire conveyancing market and the CA’s recent webinar highlighted exactly what firms are working with, through and (in some cases) against. That said, and while times are hard, there appears to be a growing positivity about the next steps away from lockdown and moving to a point where relaxation might allow more property cases to begin (or renew) their journey through the process.
Through April the CA has focused on providing advice to member firms, consumers, and all stakeholders on how they can prepare themselves and their clients for the existing environment and what that might mean for their property transaction.
The focus for the CA has now moved slightly to preparing the property market to be allowed to open for business as soon as possible, in both a safe and potentially streamlined way. This is an industry which requires many stakeholders ‘out and about’ and we need to ensure this is done within all the guidelines and that cases can start to progress. We’ll continue to push the message about the industry’s readiness for this and to put in place the processes required to deliver on it.
Full details of all coverage in April can be found below:
Coronavirus: what should you do if you are in the process of buying or selling your home? Mentions the CA
Moving house during coronavirus: our experts’ advice – mentions CA
A month of major changes and industry support – Paul Smee blog
Incredibly difficult time for conveyancers – Beth Rudolf regular article
Radio 4 You & Yours – interview with Beth Rudolf
CA defer payments on all training courses – mentions CA
UK property market moves into cold storage – with comments from Beth Rudolf
Brokers report delays on legal work – with comments from Beth Rudolf
Lockdown update: Video signings, emergency appeal and more – mentions CA Lease Administrators work
Reducing the time between sale agreed and completion will be key post-lockdown – Beth Rudolf regular article
Covid-19 crisis will grow demand for digital end-to-end homebuying – Rudolf
Industry regulators encourage wider use of Electronic ID – mentions CA