In a session coordinated by the ECAWA, members of Western Australia’s e-Conveyancing network came together for an industry best-practice workshop, preparing its participants for the upcoming compliance date in December.
Members of Western Australia’s e-Conveyancing network came together for an industry best-practice workshop, as the state continues to progress towards its 1 December compliance date, where all combinations of eligible transfer transactions will move online.
The session, coordinated by the Electronic Conveyancing Association of Western Australia (ECAWA) and PEXA, provided coaching on the recently revised Transfer Guidelines, change management and cyber security.
Over 75 lawyers and conveyancers were present, including Leanne Rhodes of Dunsborough Settlements, who completed a five-hour round trip to attend.
Leanne said the day was an ideal platform to engage pressing themes with her peers.
“It was a good learning opportunity – you take in so much from these workshops.”
“There was a strong focus on change, we’ve got so much happening in the industry and it’s important for us to be thinking about how to manage change.”
“There’s also the social aspect of it, being around lots of like-minded people, you get that inspiration from people by bouncing ideas off each other.”
ECAWA Vice President Jack Boyle believes the awareness and discussion generated at these events are vital, particularly in this period of transition for WA’s property professionals.
“It’s extremely important to share the knowledge. We have to communicate it out to the industry.”
“We have some firms who have been transitioning for more than 3 years, and others who are only doing so recently.”
“There may be those who are not fully aware of some requirements they need to meet, particularly around IT. We ran a major session on this, to highlight what’s needed to ensure a safe business environment for you and your client. It’s all parties in the network that need to be secure.”
Jack feels that addressing key factors such as the Transfer Guidelines helps foster positive Workspace protocol for practitioners and banks.
“If we all understand what the banks expect us to do, when and where, it will allow us to work in a more collaborative way.”
With less than six months until the state’s digital switch, Jack is urging all members to begin the adjustment process.
“All industry parties have to get on board in order for us to have better outcomes.”
If you’d like further information about this or other guidance, please contact Angella Chick or Jack Boyle.