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New industry body promises end to low-quality property search data

CIE says it wants to improve the quality of information provided to conveyancing solicitors and also better police poor practices within the search data sector.

Sheila Manchester


Estate agents who curse property search inaccuracies that hold up sales will soon have help at hand from a new conveyancing industry body set up to raise standards.

Established by industry giants Groundsure, Landmark Legal, SearchFlow and Geodesys, the purpose of the Conveyancing Information Executive (CIE) is to raise the standards in data and content quality within property searches used in the conveyancing process, and it is now open for business.

With the industry evolving and the growing role of technology and data, the establishment of the CIE is timed to fill the void that exists around ‘data governance, provenance and transparency’.

All CIE members recognise the importance of these principles, as they are enshrined within the CIE Standards and Code of Practice.

The CIE says that it “recognises the critical role of market stakeholders and its members in delivering its purpose. Having received numerous declarations of interest already, the CIE is pleased to announce it is open for membership.”

It is introducing two tiers of membership – CIE Member and CIE Industry Partner.

The Directors of CIE are Kevin Brown; Nicolas Dyoss; Christopher Loaring, Daniele Montagnani, all who represent market leaders that provide all types of environmental, mining, local authority, and drainage and water searches.

This, combined experience and expertise sets a robust and comprehensive baseline to work towards progressing the CIE purpose.

The CIE welcomes membership applications from all organisations that support the UK’s conveyancing industry.

Visit the CIE website.

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March 2, 2020

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