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Conveyancing: A whole 
new approach?

Any government initiative examining the home-buying process must look at the use of workflows and technology to speed up transactions and reduce risk, writes Viv Williams

12 July 2016

The government is
to publish a 'call for evidence' later this year to modernise the home-buying experience amid concerns about conveyancing. Justice minister Dominic Raab confirmed that the government is concerned that the current system of purchasing and selling houses needs to change.

I recently moved house,
and despite a relatively quick purchase and sale with no chains on either side, it was one of the most stressful experiences I can ever remember.

Due to alleged incompetence on behalf of our purchaser's conveyancers, we eventually exchanged contracts at 3pm on Thursday, with completion the following day. An array of other parties, removers, and my own family were getting extremely stressed. There must be a
better way.

My purchaser had used a cheap 'bucket shop' organisation that obviously did not have the necessa...

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