Over the last 12 months there has been a concerted campaign by the Home Buying and Selling Group, the Conveyancing Association and the Bold Legal group to promote the provision of upfront information for all property sales. Only earlier this year Trading Standards commissioned a survey of all agents to determine what information should be included in the disclosure of material facts to make a property ‘Market ready’.
There is now a host of ‘proptech’ solutions offering agents the ability to collate this information and then pass it on to conveyancers. They in effect see themselves as “HIP Providers” Yes , there it has been said – do we think that the Home Information Pack is back on the agenda albeit under a different guise?
Here at Law Firm Services we have been supporting the legal industry for many years through our technology. Given the recent rise in transaction volumes, due in part to the SDLT holiday and the pent up demand to move, the need for a speedier process could not be any more keen. Now is the time for law firms everywhere to take the bull by the horns and become the solution for the majority of independent estate agents, making life easier for all parties.
Our Minerva technology can help you onboard customers in a timely manner, providing you with the fully licensed TA6 and TA10 protocol forms required under the CQS. At the same time, we can provide your estate agent referrers with all the information they require with no duplication of effort from the client. In addition we can share copies of our Safe Harbour Standard Identification and copies of the title downloaded direct from the land registry.
Thus your agents will be fully compliant at no extra cost and you will have a conveyancing instruction as soon as the property is brought to market.
Law firms can help themselves and their estate agency colleagues with this tried and tested solution that provides the very best service creating a great client experience whilst relieving many of the burdens that can create so many of the delays we are all too familiar of.
We having been running this up front information process with large agents Ryder & Dutton with their offices in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire , they have been seeing excellent results using Minerva since July 2020. So much so that this was recognised by the British Conveyancing awards in late May 2021 with their winning the Panel Manager of the Year award.