Docusign assesses the benefits of using Qualified Electronic Signatures in property deals

Although UK housing prices fell sharply at the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, they were quick to recover. Recent figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) showed UK property transactions soared in September 2021, rising 67 per cent compared to August and almost 70 per cent higher than September 2020. Yet, recent estimates showed residential transactions in October 2021 were 52 per cent lower than in September 2021.

The pandemic certainly accelerated the need for digital transformation across several sectors, but the property industry was in need of a new digital solution to move from face-to-face transactions while maintaining security. That’s why at DocuSign, we worked with HM Land Registry (HMLR) and Hugh James to devel...

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