PAPPA chairman Ben Dreher has appraised the President of NAEA Propertymark, the UK’s leading professional body for estate agency personnel, of the success of the association’s Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ).
Ben took the opportunity to bring Mark Bentley up to speed on the PIQ during a recent sales meeting of PAPPA members Lawson Estate Agents, where Ben is a Director.
Mark was guest speaker at the event staged in the Sky Lounge of the Beckley Point tower in Plymouth but he was also interested to hear how the initiative is going.
NAEA Propertymark is currently looking at the issue of delays to the house buying process at a national level and ways to tackle it.
“It was great to have the opportunity to advise one of our leading industry professionals on the success of the PAPPA PIQ and raise the profile of the association at the same time” said Ben.
“Ways to speed up the buying and selling process is a hot industry topic at the moment so it was excellent to show how PAPPA is leading the way in tackling the problem.”
The new system was originally the brainchild of Julie Milton of PAPPA law panel member, Bright Solicitors LLP.
As part of the new initiative, Julie also produced a simple to follow Conveyancing Timeline so both buyers and sellers know exactly what happens at each stage of the transaction, how long it is likely to take and the key requirements and responsibilities of everyone involved.
Brights, along with fellow solicitors Gill Akaster, Wolferstans, Nash and Co, Thompson & Jackson, Curtis and Woollcombe Young all agreed to adopt the new system, which continues to go from strength to strength.
The initiative was originally to tackle the problem of 0 per cent of property transactions being held up by important questions either not being raised or directed to the wrong person.