Parliamentary and Stakeholder Lobbying
As an Association our mission is to improve the home moving process for the consumer. We represent the needs of our members and the wider conveyancing community at the highest level, by actively engaging with government bodies and stakeholders to influence and lead the call for conveyancing reform and legislation.
This includes maintaining a position on a variety of government committees and steering groups. Our interactions with these stakeholders allow our members access to points of influence which otherwise would be unattainable.
The Committees and steering groups we are involved with include:
Welsh Government Building Safety Act Strategic Group
The Building Safety Stakeholder Group will act as a strategic, independent advisory group for the Welsh Government on matters relating to, and under the jurisdiction of, the Welsh Building Safety Programme.
NTSELAT material information guidance
National Trading Standards (NTS) is working with property portals and industry groups to make it as easy as possible for Estate and Letting Agents to provide basic essential material information. By publishing more material information, the NTS believe there is an opportunity to increase confidence for tenants and buyers and to facilitate swift, well informed decisions about property transactions.
HMLR Digital Property Steering Group
HMLR are working with a cross-section of customers, stakeholders and experts in the property market to find new ways to improve the conveyancing process. Through an open forum they’re discussing new digital approaches to policy and developments, which will improve the conveyancing process and transform the market.
Removing Barriers Working Group
The Group is tasked with identifying the barriers being experienced to the adoption of the Upfront Information proposed by the Home Buying and Selling Group, and identifying how the industry and government can help to remove the barriers, and whether there are barriers indicating an unintended consequence and how to resolve those.
Multi stakeholder DLUHC Building Safety group
The programme and group were established to make sure that residents of high-rise buildings are safe-and feel safe – now and in the future.
Reservation Agreement Working Group
The aim of the group is to bring certainty to the buying and selling process by providing standard wording for a reservation agreement between buyer and seller.
Land Registry Advisory Council –
The Land Registry Advisory Council is made up of the regulatory and representative bodies of property professionals as well as trade associations. Working together the Council inputs on the HM Land Registry proposals identifying for them any issues or unintended consequences that their proposals might have at the coal face.
Home Buying Selling Group (HBSG)
- HBSG Public Relation Campaign
- HBSG Leasehold Working Group https://homebuyingandsellinggroup.co.uk/leasehold-2/
- HBGS upfront information Group https://homebuyingandsellinggroup.co.uk/the-provision-of-upfront-information/
- HBSG Property Data Trust Framework group https://homebuyingandsellinggroup.co.uk/property-data-trust-framework/
The HBSG is an informal mix of people across the property, legal and finance sectors all of whom passionately believe that by working together we can improve the home buying and selling process for consumers. A key aim of the group is to streamline the information required to buy and sell a home from the start of the buying/selling process through to moving in and during home ownership.
Read more. https://homebuyingandsellinggroup.co.uk/
Conveyancing Task Force
This collaborative group of industry experts is made up of multiple legal, trade and representative bodies including The Bold Legal Group, The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, The Conveyancing Association, The Law Society and The Society for Licensed Conveyancer. The taskforce focuses on key work flows to define and help implement industry best practice.