The house moving industry will be helped by swift moves towards digital identity verification, says Sarah Dwight
Conveyancing practitioners are the gatekeepers of the house moving process.
Not only do we need to know about contract law, property law, Land Registry requirements and have a working knowledge of the UK finance handbook; we also have to be able to speak with clients who are going through what is, potentially, a stressful experience.
However, one of the most important elements in the day-to-day world of a conveyancer is the prevention of property fraud.
This relies on the accurate verification of the parties in a conveyancing transaction.
With the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, it was not going to be possible to meet with clients to verify their id...
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