Conveyancing

Law Commission confirms validity of electronic signatures

The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to execute documents and are, in most cases, a viable alternative to handwritten ones.

Regulate property agents with sweeping reforms, says working group

Property agencies should be regulated by a new independent property-agent regulator and made subject to a code of practice, an independent working group has said.

Laws of attraction

Nicola Laver discovers how conveyancing firms can exploit the price transparency rules to attract clients

Form with function: using a consistent ‘key features’ document

A new form designed and endorsed by property specialist bodies is already addressing concerns around leasehold and supporting a move to managed freehold, says Beth Rudolf

Property to the people: making commonhold mainstream

It’s time new rules were introduced to make commonhold a popular ownership model, says Beth Rudolf

In a spin

Anti-money laundering procedures are going under the microscope in 2019. Hannah Gannagé-Stewart looks at why no firm is exempt from needing top-notch AML compliance going forward

Conveyancing Association updates fraud protocols

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has updated its Cyberfraud and Fraud Protocol including feedback from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).