Law Society Communities

Our communities help you develop in your professional life and make the most out of your Law Society

Find out more

Property Section

Law Society consults on proposed changes to the Conveyancing Protocol

  • Print
  • Share
  • Save

Related images

  • megaphone loudhailer

The Law Society is seeking views on proposed revisions made to the Conveyancing Protocol. The suggested amendments include matters that have changed or assumed a greater significance. For example:

  • increased concern about the status of those purporting to buy and sell, and fraud generally
  • the development of an increasingly complex SDLT framework
  • increased emphasis on the nature of leasehold transactions
  • the high volume of lenders making changes to their instructions, particularly in relation to their leasehold requirements
  • government focus on the number of failed transactions and the amount that this costs consumers
  • the need for consumers to be given help to understand the buying and selling process generally.

If you use the protocol, or have an interest in its use, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

The primary consultees are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), who agree to use the Protocol as a term of membership.

The consultation closes at 23:45 on 14 May 2018.

Find out more and respond to the consultation

  • Print
  • Share
  • Save
Property Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The engagement programmes have been created in consultation with the Section Committee and run from November to November each year.

Download our new 2018-19 engagement programme

Download our 2017-18 engagement programme

The engagement programme is updated throughout the year and highlights our key areas of focus and the range of activities that will address these areas including: a conference, regional events, magazines, newletters and podcasts.

*See Section terms and conditions

Join today