Movin Legal launches CPD-accredited conveyancing course

Movin Legal has introduced a CPD-accredited conveyancing course to help introducers learn more about what conveyancing is and how the process works from start to finish.

The free 60-minute course available to brokers and introducers explains in-depth issues, such as what property searches and indemnities are required for and what exactly happens behind the scenes of a property transaction, from the moment the solicitor is instructed to the client receiving the keys to their new property.

John Ahmed, chief executive at Movin Legal, said: “From the conversations we have been having with our introducers over the last 18 months, it was clear that there was an appetite to learn more about what conveyancing is.

“Conveyancing can be a long drawn-out process – more so since the start of the pandemic – but it doesn’t have to be. 

“Some cases will always slide through with ease, but unfortunately, others do not; it’s normally those cases that don’t tick the right boxes which cause problems, and solicitors are the ones in the firing line. 

“However, more often than not, it’s the processes behind the scenes that cause delays.

“It’s important that introducers understand the processes involved so that they can explain clearly to their clients what is going on behind the scenes and how Movin Legal can help speed up the process.”

Emma Hall, key releationship director and course curator at Movin Legal, added: “Longer search turnaround from local councils and the like, as well as the issues revolving around working from home have thrown up many issues for solicitors, much as the latter has for introducers — and that’s not to mention the stamp duty holiday! 

“They have all had a mitigating impact on the conveyancing process.

“Nine times out of 10 when I take a call to help a broker or introducer and explain why certain actions have not taken place then, there is a greater understanding, which helps them with their client.”

Some of the companies which have completed the course include The Cheshire Money Group and UK Moneyman Mortgage Brokers.

Andrew Jones, director at The Cheshire Money Group, commented: “The Movin Legal course was great in helping explain to our team how the whole conveyancing process works. 

“It was a great refresher for our experienced staff, but also invaluable to our newer team members too.”

Malcom Davidson, managing director at UK Moneyman Mortgage Brokers, added: “All of our advisers and admin team found this session really enlightening. 

“We can all be quick to criticise conveyancers when cases start to drag out and causing mortgage offers to expire, but we are now much better informed about some of the challenges that conveyancers face and how we can manage our clients’ expectations better.”

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