The Paperless Property Transaction: Is the industry ready?

“Secure digital buying and selling of property are targeted as being the norm by 2024-25” In the Strategy 2022+ report, HM Land Registry’s ambition is clear - an end-to-end paperless property transaction, powered by instant data access, enabling homes to be bought and sold digitally.

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For both consumers and property professionals, this promises a frictionless, more user-friendly process with significantly increased resilience to fraudulent attacks and money laundering.

Understanding what these changes will mean will allow forward-thinking property professionals to benefit from these changes. It’s essential for the industry to stay ahead of the disruption to avoid being overwhelmed by it.

Our online panel of industry experts explore the implications of this high-velocity digital transformation. And provide insights into how you and your firm can best prepare.

The panel

Mike Harlow

Deputy Chief Executive, HM Land Registry

Mike joined HM Land Registry as General Counsel and Deputy Chief Land Registrar in February 2018 and took the role of Acting Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar from 1 January 2019 until 11 November 2019. Mike graduated from Imperial College in mechanical engineering before converting to the law. He then worked as a solicitor in London for 15 years, acting for commercial property clients. Mike spent 11 years at English Heritage as its legal director and corporate secretary. He gained board-level experience of significant organisational change and major reform of heritage law and policy.

Beth Rudolf

Director of Delivery, The Conveyancing Association

Beth is the Director of Delivery for the Conveyancing Association, with over 30 years' industry experience. She is co-Chair of the Home Buying and Selling Group as well as co-ordinator of the industry group for Leasehold Property Enquiry Form and Freehold Management Enquiry Form and more recently the Buying and Selling Property Information (BASPI) dataset. Winner of the Modern Law Outstanding Achievement Award 2018, Beth regularly appears in print and on radio & television, including BBC1, BBC2 and BBC Wales, she also regularly chairs roundtable debates and panel discussion on all things conveyancing.

Timothy Douglas

Head of Policy and Campaigns, Propertymark

Timothy Douglas is Head of Policy and Campaigns at Propertymark, a professional body for property agents with over 17,000 members across the UK, working in residential sales, lettings, commercial property, valuing and auctioneering and property inventory services. Timothy leads on the organisation’s policy and campaigns activity across Westminster, the devolved parliaments, and local authorities. Before Propertymark, Timothy worked as a political advisor for MEPs and for a Minister in the House of Commons.

Sam Ruback

Head of Legal, Thirdfort

Sam has established and runs the legal function at Thirdfort. He started his career as a litigator at Mishcon de Reya focusing on fraud and white-collar crime. In recent years, he has worked with startups and fast-growth companies in regulated industries across payments, proptech and legaltech.  His deep understanding of how fraudsters operate to evade traditional AML processes has allowed Thirdfort to develop one of the most secure digital AML solutions available to legal firms today.