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New e-conveyancing system launches ahead of national roll-out

A new e-conveyancing platform has been launched in Edinburgh ahead of a roll-out across all of Scotland.

This system, Altis, is the first of its kind in Scotland and was developed by Edinburgh Solicitors' Property Centre and BDP Estate Agency Software, with the backing of the Law Society of Scotland, as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for property solicitors. 

Altis claims to provide a secure environment for all documentation for a particular case, which can be accessed anywhere and by multiple users.  The system has been tested with some solicitors and has secured input from the Registers of Scotland and the Council of Mortgage Lenders. 

“We will initially be releasing the platform to Edinburgh firms and will then move across Scotland.

This will ensure that each firm has the opportunity for the relevant training and support required to make the move to digital conveyancing as smooth as possible” explains Altis head of business development Jamie Hill.

It remains to be seen whether this system fares better than failed e-conveyancing project Veyo, aimed at the English and Welsh market, which collapsed in controversy last year. 

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