“We’re arguing over boilers, not practicing the law”

Today’s Conveyancer Podcast

“We’re arguing over boilers, not practicing the law”

Ruth Beeton co founder of Home Sale Pack join the Today’s Conveyancer podcast to discuss the launch of the business which aims to collect more property information and data up front in the course of a property transaction in order to create greater speed and certainty.

Ruth, from North East firm HS Conveyancing Ltd, has been practicing for over 20 years and decries the current state of the conveyancing profession, which has seen trivial issue like “whether the fire alarm has batteries in it, whether the guttering needs to be cleared” impact transactions.

“We’re not practicing in law any more. You’re arguing over whether the boiler has been serviced of the electrics have been tested. You’re not arguing over the legal points of the title.”

Home Sale Pack estimate over 250,000 property transactions fell through last year. Ruth’s ambitions, alongside co-founder Simon Priestley, is to reduce the risk of fall through by pulling together as much information as feasibly possible at the point the property is listed; actively engaging with the seller who knows the property best, to help.

Ruth feels that by getting information up front, in line with the requirements outlined in the Material Information Guidance recently released by the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agents Team (NTSELAT), conveyancers can reposition themselves and re-take some control and authority in the transaction.

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