Beswicks Legal is proud to have been associated with a brand-new initiative to improve the experience of home movers and professionals involved in the home moving process.
National Conveyancing Week was launched to raise the profile of organisations who conduct property transactions, with the inaugural event taking place from 20-24 March 2023.
To mark National Conveyancing Week, property solicitors up and down the country took part in a series of events designed to educate and inform those involved in the home-moving process about the role of solicitors in helping people move home.
The property market is the backbone of the UK economy. A healthy property market will generate around £50bn of economic activity each year as home movers pay for the direct costs of their move (banks, mortgage brokers, estate agents and property solicitors) alongside significant additional expenditure on things like soft furnishings, technology and connectivity, and white goods.
Since 2020 the property market has seen record numbers of people moving. Factors like home working have seen significant demographic shifts in lifestyle as people have sought more space; moving away from commuter belts into more rural locations and seeking additional rooms for home offices and studies.
Throughout the course of National Conveyancing Week, estate agents, mortgage brokers and introducers, and the home-moving public were invited to take part in a series of in-person events, and online and on-demand sessions to better understand the role of property lawyers in the home moving process.
Beswicks Legal conveyancing and property partner Emma Millington said: “We were proud to support National Conveyancing Week. Very often the role of a property solicitor is not well understood. With a major transaction such as a property sale or purchase, there can be complexities and safeguards that are necessary to protect all parties.
“I believe that improving understanding of the process will empower people to go into their move with eyes wide open and put them in the driving seat when it comes to choosing the best conveyancing solicitor to handle their matter.”
Founder of National Conveyancing Week Rob Hailstone added: “Home buying and selling is one of the most important events that takes place in the lives of nearly everyone at some point in time. It can be time-consuming and difficult to understand for many. National Conveyancing Week aims to help de-mystify the many strands that make up the process, not just for the general public but also for the numerous stakeholders involved in it.”
National Conveyancing Week took place between 20 and 24 March. For more information visit https://conveyancingweek.co.uk/
Monday 20 March theme ‘recruitment and retention’: Read our Q&A with Conveyancing and Property Partner Emma Millington.
Tuesday 21 March theme ‘transaction times’: The top 3 external factors currently leading to delays for movers.
Wednesday 22 March theme ‘collaboration’: Estate agents’ top tips
Thursday 23 March: A quick guide to conveyancing
Friday 24 March: Views from clients