A request to all people, organisations and companies involved in the residential property purchase process:
Please give me the option of emailing all the documents you send to me through postal mail as TIFFs or PDFs. You might even be able to charge me a small sum for it. I do not appreciate heavy box files falling on my toes, nor do I appreciate having to spend time organising the contents of said box files.
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Oh, they're already working on that. The intiative is actually being driven by the Government, believe it or not. I've written or commissioned dozens of features on it over the last couple of years. You can find out a little more at:
Posted by: Adam Tinworth on July 23, 2003 05:14 PM
The Land Registration Act 2002, which comes into force in the Autumn, is largely concerned with the legal framework for electronic conveyancing. Practically it will take some time, but it is something the Law Commission and the government (and the opposition) are very keen on.
I imagine the main issues are transferring the title documents of unregistered land to electronic format (but on first registration that gets done anyway) and security. Plus there's the issue of the un-e-enfranchised, to coin a horrible neologism.
Posted by: Marcus Flavin on July 24, 2003 11:03 AM
This is obviously what happens when the last time you read a conveyancing textbook was in 2002 with the throwaway line that "it is intended that legislation permitting electronic contracts etc should be in force by December 2001".
Posted by: Dan Hon on July 24, 2003 11:08 AM