The stamp duty holiday created a huge surge in conveyancing work. It stretched conveyancers to their limit but also accelerated conveyancers’ adoption of technology by five years and led to fees going up for the first time in many years.
“For over 12 months, conveyancers across the sector have probably been running at 140% or 150% of normal capacity in an environment where, for many, their processing efficiency has been compromised because working from home has forced different ways of working.”
Chief strategy officer, Simplify
“How do we create an industry that can do this kind of volume and capacity in a more efficient way?”
Managing director, Search Acumen
“This immediate shift from hybrid online and face-to-face work to lockdown and fully online sparked a tremendous amount of digitisation. The pace of services opening up and joining up advanced five years in five months, to the extent that even competing platforms connected up to provide a shared view of a transaction’s data to their users.”
Chief operating officer, Coadjute
“Innovation is not an end in itself, but we see major potential for it to improve consumer protection and how the housing market functions.”
Director of strategy and external relations, Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC)
During 2022, the CLC has committed to supporting our regulated community in embracing tech and the benefits it can bring.
We’ve set up a dedicated mailbox for all your tech-related queries firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be holding a webinar later this year where a panel of experts will be answering your questions, sharing their insights and comparing the different products on the market today.
We spoke to tech-first firms about leading innovation in the industry and what advice they would give others. Read what they had to say here www.clc-uk.org/case-studies2
We've issued a joint statement on the adoption of digital ID checking tools: https://resources.lawtechuk.io/files/digital-id.pdf
We're showing how to use client reviews and review websites: www.clc-uk.org/lawyers/using-online-review-sites/
And we've developed a guide to conveyancing tech: www.clc-uk.org/clc-conveyancing-tech-guide/
There's also a practice note on electronic signatures accepted by the Land Registry: www.gov.uk/government/publications/electronic-signatures-accepted-by-hm-land-registry-pg82/practice-guide-82-electronic-signatures-accepted-by-hm-land-registry