New forms to drive better upfront information
The Conveyancing Association, The Law Society, CILEX, and the Society of Licenced Conveyancers have given their backing to new versions of LPE1, LPE2 and FME1 forms, which are to be launched from 11th January 2022
Fourteen trade and representative bodies from across the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have all backed the launch of updated versions of the LPE1 (Leasehold Property Enquiries), LPE2 (Consumer summary) and FME1 (Freehold Management Enquiries) forms.
The updated forms now include the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN), with the updated form fields within the pdfs. These versions of the forms ask administrators whether they can accept the service of notice by email and receive the payments via the banking system to enable more efficiency in the process.
This is the third version of the LPE1 form, with some new additional questions and amendments made. For example, it establishes whether there are any restrictions on keeping pets or parking.
The form also asks whether a fire safety or an external firewall assessment has been undertaken and whether there are urgent works required as a result. It is hoped this will allow those marketing the property to identify material facts around cladding more easily. A portal to access external wall system reviews has been created by the Fire Institute Association, the Building Safety Portal.
The Freehold Management Enquiries (FME1) form is on its second version. It contains some additional questions, including who deals with the deed of covenant, contributions to the service charge, and access to insurance.
The forms can be downloaded for free from the trade/representative bodies’ websites and are also available via the law firm stationers from today. Any systems using the forms or pre-populating the forms can be updated by 11th January 2022.
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