Landmark Information Group supports solicitors in meeting CPR obligations

Landmark Information Group supports solicitors in meeting CPR obligations

With conveyancing solicitors facing new obligations relating to Consumer Protection Regulations (CPR) following the publication of new guidance from the Law Society, Landmark Information Group is providing a solution that ensures solicitors can easily disclose relevant data that could materially affect a buyer’s decision to proceed with a transaction.

The CPRs are designed to protect home-buying consumers by requiring that solicitors disclose any information that could materially affect a buyer’s decision to proceed with or make an informed decision relating to a transaction.  This includes omitting or hiding material information, which may be considered ambiguous, untimely or fails to identify its commercial intent.

Ordering Landmark’s RiskView Residential and PlanSearch Plus bundle, combined with a Local Authority search and a CON29DW with every transaction helps conveyancing solicitors to meet these requirements quickly and easily.  RiskView Residential provides four layers of due diligence in one single report: flood, ground hazards, energy & infrastructure and contaminated land, while PlanSearch Plus delivers headline planning application data, in addition to neighbourhood information such as local school data and amenities.

In addition, Landmark hosts an extensive no-cost CPD programme that is available to solicitors and licensed conveyancers. Increasingly popular are the sessions on how choosing the right searches can help quickly and easily solve challenges, such as those posed by the increasing regulatory obligations faced by the industry.

Rob Phillipson, Landmark Information Group said: “It is the duty of conveyancing solicitors to make reasonable enquiries as to whether any material information exists that could have an impact on a client’s decision making process. To overcome issues relating to this, we can confirm that the contents of our RiskView Residential and PlanSearch Plus reports, combined with the standard Local Authority and Drainage & Water searches deliver thorough due diligence that can be relied upon.  We also provide client care text to help solicitors manage their instruction process and, indeed, the delivery of search results back to their clients. We are here to help throughout the transaction.”

This article was submitted to be published by Landmark Information Group as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

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About Landmark Information

Landmark Information is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including digital mapping and environmental risk reports for property professionals.

It provides environmental, planning and other location-based risk information to the residential and commercial property sectors in England, Wales and Scotland, supporting legal and conveyancing professionals in their property due diligence, in line with the Law Society and SRA requirements.  

Landmark’s data and reports interpret risk and provide clear, concise guidance and solutions (where risk is identified) to ensure that conveyancers meet regulatory requirements, as well as ensuring transactions progress as smoothly as possible with purchasers able to make fully-informed decisions.

Landmark’s RiskView all-in-one environmental reports, offer a unique online viewer to help legal professionals and consumers understand and visualise potential risks at a given address. It provides concise and easy-to-interpret Contaminated Land, Flood, Ground Hazards and Energy & Infrastructure risk data, as well as interactive maps and further information for the buyer.  RiskView reports are available for both residential and commercial transactions.

In addition, the Landmark Academy was launched to help property lawyers and conveyancers meet the evolving training requirements, while maintaining competencies. The Academy provides guidance on Landmark reports, includes on-demand webinars and a range of supporting materials, and is available to access free of charge.

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