Guidance for conveyancers to support government plans to re-open the housing market, enabling people to move home safely, has been published today. See the guidance here. The collaborative sector guidance sets out how the legal aspects of home moving can take place while complying with social distancing measures and Public Health guidance. The guidance has been prepared by the Law Society, the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, CILEx, the Bold Legal Group and the Conveyancing Association. On 13 May the government announced its plan to reopen the housing market as safely as possible.
Now that the government have also issued their guidance about how test and trace will work, there may be even more need to consider how transactions will operate if those involved in moving home need to isolate at short notice. See the government guidance here.
Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – webinar There are still places available for the CQS webinar, which is free to CQS members. The webinar will review the CQS onsite assessments and identify key focus areas. You can book your place on the website.
Non-solicitors can sign up for the website they just need to put N/A where it asks for SRA ID.