Law Society launches TA6 consultation

The Law Society of England and Wales has formally launched the proposed TA6 consultation after the decision to postpone the implementation of the updated fifth edition of the form earlier this month.

The consultation follows uproar from the conveyancing community over the lack of consultation over updates to the Property Information Form TA6 protocol form which was intended to have been introduced in June. The Law Society have confirmed the postponement of the mandatory introduction of the updated form, instead saying the current fourth edition, and fifth editions, are acceptable under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme protocol until the conclusion of the consultation on 15th January 2025.

The six-month consultation on the TA6 Property Information Form (5th edition) (2024) has been launched today (10th July) and will include

  • Engagement with stakeholder groups including conveyancing and legal groups, local law societies, and Law Society licensees.
  • An online survey to capture views on the wider policy changes in residential conveyancing. Also to capture views about the TA6 itself and experience of using the property form.
  • Focus groups with conveyancers to understand their current experience of using both versions of the TA6 and to understand the concerns on key areas of change.
  • Delivering deep dive online webinars exploring key areas of concern including liability and digitisation.
  •  User experience testing of the new form.

“We are committed to engaging with conveyancers across the country in the coming months to discuss issues relating to the new edition of the TA6 form. We want to hear from conveyancers who have used the forms and also those who haven’t and understand why they haven’t. We want to understand users’ experience and views of the TA6 form and its part in the wider conveyancing landscape and to identify improvements to the property form.”

says Law Society chief executive officer Ian Jeffery.

The Law Society say the consultation will be conducted by an independent research agency who will undertake member engagement exercises and surveys, and analyse the feedback, adding the insight from the consultation will help enhance the structure and content of the TA6 and inform the communication and change management support it provides to members.

Practitioners wishing to take part in the consultation can find out more here. The deadline to register your interest in taking part in the consultation is Friday 16 August.

One Response

  1. Are they really committed though? Or is this going to be like a government consultation where they gather views, ignore you and carry on regardless?

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