Do I need to send paper copies under the Conveyancing Protocol?

I’m acting for a seller in a conveyancing matter and have emailed the contract bundle to the buyer’s solicitor, who insists that I send paper copies. This will be costly and inconvenient. Am I obliged to provide paper copies under the Conveyancing Protocol?

No. Under the Conveyancing Protocol, delivery of the contract bundle by email is acceptable although each document should be a separately identifiable attachment or uploaded individually.

If you intend to email the contract bundle, you should inform the buyer’s solicitor of your intention.

For more information, see step 13 of the Conveyancing Protocol.


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

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