Conveyancing body issues guidance on how to sell homes digitally

The CA's publication pre-empts the next set of National Trading Standards guidance on the use of material information.


The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched its Future Digital Conveyancing Protocol document to help firms understand the range of digital services available to support the home buying and selling process.

The Protocol has been written to include a range of recommendations for conveyancers acting on behalf of both the buyer and the seller and published in advance of incoming changes such as the use of digital ID and digital signatures.


It also pre-empts the next set of National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agent Team (NTSELAT) guidance on the use of material information, which is due in the Autumn and is expected to include a review of Part A information and the launch of Parts B and C.

The CA Protocol includes its general aim, why firms should adopt it, its application, plus a range of information on how firms might approach the process; what digital applications/products/services they are able to use; how they fit with regulatory and Governmental requirements and the range of information this can encompass.


It also includes a raft of recommendations for firms in terms of how they can approach the work, depending on whether they are acting for the seller or the buyer.

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Beth Rudolf, The Conveyancing Association

Beth Rudolf, Director of Delivery at The Conveyancing Association, says: “In anticipation of what the sector can expect from the Government on greater use of digital ID and Land Registry on use of digital signatures this is an opportune time to launch our new Future Digital Conveyancing Protocol.

“We wanted to produce guidance and recommendations for how all conveyancers can make the most of this and what standards they should be meeting when utilising these aspects.”

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