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E-conveyancing: The time is now?

Mark Johnson explores whether, post Brexit, it is now more important than ever to press ahead with electronic conveyancing to accelerate transactions and improve the liquidity of the property market

22 September 2016

Readers will be all too aware that a common complaint from clients in a property transaction is how time consuming buying and selling property can be. Whether at a domestic level or in the commercial world, this can be held in stark contrast with other transactions which our clients experience. Clients are able to move around huge sums of money at the touch of button or buy and sell shares and commodities instantly. Yet when it comes to a transaction involving land, clients know they can be in for a frustrating wait.

This lack of liquidity can drive down prices at times of crisis as people rush to cash-in their assets amid concerns that the more protracted a transaction, the more their property...

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