Govt moves towards digital property process
The government is moving towards digital land registration with new changes coming in April.
In a few months, a new rule will come in to force that will allow the land registry to introduce fully digital conveyancing documents such as mortgages and transfers.
It is hoped the changes will allow the buying and selling process to be quicker and more efficient and follows a public consultation.
Chief land registrar Graham Farrant believes the move will also reduce costs, but there have been significant safeguards put in place to tackle the issues of cyber-attacks and digital fraud.
“Our customers are central to everything we do and we want to make dealing with us quicker and simpler by providing more services through digital technology. These changes are an important enabler for our digital transformation and I want to thank our customers for their positive responses to the consultation,” Mr Farrant explained.