What is Digital Conveyancing?

Offering a simplified way to buy or sell property, digital conveyancing works similarly to traditional sale and purchase conveyancing, without the need to submit paper documents. Changes to the Land Registration Rules were put into place on 6 April 2018. The new approach allows transfers to be done online, using secure e-signatures that enables various documents to be signed electronically. Needless to say, digital conveyancing is set to transform the property industry, offering a far simpler way for buyers and sellers to conduct transfers online. To give you a better understanding of how this process works, we have prepared a simple guide to electronic conveyancing.

A Guide to Digital Conveyancing

The need
for digital conveyancing came about from the increased development and growth
of digital technology as a whole. Over the last decade, a rapid transformation
has taken place on a global scale, changing the way that transactions are
completed. For conveyancing, digital transformation has paved the way for a
simplified, fully online transactions. HM Land Registry continues to make the
process faster, more affordable, and easier for buyers and sellers, while also
increasing the security of the register. This equates to better protection
against fraud, cyber-attacks, and other online risks. This allows mortgages,
transfers, and other documents to be signed online, with full peace of mind.

For buyers and sellers, the biggest benefits include improved statutory
services within the property sector. Additional online services will further
add to the convenience of applications. According to the Land Registry, here is
how online conveyancing will work:

  • Online
    mortgage deed templates are provided by the Land Registry.

  • Mortgages
    will be produced in a format chosen by lenders planning to use the mortgages,
    with an MD reference that is much the same as traditional paper mortgage deeds.

  • Conveyancers
    then create online mortgages, accessing the Land Registry and completing the
    details of the borrower with the relevant MD reference.

  • Conveyancers
    provide borrowers with the link needed to access the online mortgage deed,
    which is then signed digitally.

  • Online
    entries can then be added as soon as the mortgage is ready for completion.

Like any
other change, there can still be a period of adjustment as the online system is
adopted across the UK. The most effective way to get the benefit of online
conveyancing is to work with a trusted, experienced conveyancer who understands
both the traditional system and the newer digital system. This will allow you
to enjoy the convenience of online transactions without the added worry of
having to navigate a new system.

At Home Legal Direct, we offer remote conveyancing services that help you buy
or sell property. Our team is comprised of highly skilled conveyancers with ample experienced within property
transactions. We offer a wide range of services along with no sale no fee conveyancing to help add even more value.
Whether you are buying your first home or selling to upgrade to a large home,
we will help you throughout each step of the process.

Contact us today to learn more about our
personalised solutions and let us help you see the benefit of digital conveyancing.

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