Following on from the success of the inaugural National Conveyancing Week in March 2023, National Conveyancing Week will return in 2024 from Monday 11th to Friday 15th March.
In 2023 the focus was on raising the profile of conveyancers and property lawyers in the home moving process; so often the conduit between the home mover, lender, mortgage broker and estate agent and a role that is largely undervalued, underappreciated and mis- understood.
We continue to see more practitioners leaving the conveyancing profession at the top end than there are joining at the bottom end, and is it any wonder? The profile of conveyancing and conveyancers needs to improve. They are not the bad guys, in fact, quite the opposite, they help people buy their dream homes so that they can live in them and enjoy them as they should. And in these times of frauds and scams, they also make sure that the biggest purchase of their lives is carried out diligently.
In the 20th Century, conveyancers had maybe 10 plates to keep spinning at any one time, now, in the 21st century, it is many many more. And they still keep being added too. The job now is far more challenging than it was, and despite advances in technology, in some quarters there is still a reluctance to adopt and adapt and create efficiencies to enable productivity and streamline workflow. Something needs to change.
The purpose of NCW will be (amongst other things) to: Inform; Educate; Assist; Motivate; Reassure; Help recruit new entrants; Improve the profile of conveyancers and conveyancing and ensure fees can be set at and kept at an acceptable level.
National Conveyancing Week 2024 – Key Themes
Material and Up Front Information and the opportunity for conveyancing
An opportunity to hear from National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agents Team on the requirements of the new Material Information Guidance and implications across the property sector.
Join in the subsequent discussion and debate and ask your questions about how material and up front information impacts you and your business.
Creating a digital property market and the role of conveyancers
Join this discussion to learn more about the way in which HM Land Registry, the Home Buying and Selling Group, the Digital Property Market Steering Group and government are working together to develop the strategy for the continued digitisation of the property transaction.
Mental health and wellbeing in the property sector
It is positive to see that mental health and wellbeing remain high on the agenda for law firms after the challenges presented by the pandemic.
|The British Conveyancing Awards 2024
In-person and online
Collaboration Coffee Morning
In aid of your chosen charity with assistance from the Conveyancing Foundation
What do consumers really think about moving home
Alongside HomeOwners Alliance, National Conveyancing Week have undertaken a consumer sentiment survey seeking to highlight the level of consumer understanding of conveyancing and the role of a conveyancer in the home purchase/sale process. The survey also asked how UK homeowners found their conveyancer, their satisfaction with the service, and what improvements they would like to see to the process.
HM Land Registry in conversation
Rob Hailstone, CEO of Bold Legal Group and one of the founders of National Conveyanicng Week talks to Mike Harlow, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer and Strategy at HM Land Registry.
The economics of the property market and what might happen next
Given the trials and tribulations of the property market in recent years, what is going to happen next? With insight drawn from their extensive research, Frances McDonald of Savills provides a comprehensive appraisal of current property market conditions and takes a look at what the data suggests might happen in 2024, 2025 and beyond.
|No Planned Theme – Completions
You can watch all the talks and presentations from National Conveyancing Week 2023 on the National Conveyancing Week YouTube Channel.
Join us on social: #NatConveyWk2024