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The Ministry of Law implemented new measures on 1 August 2011 to
further protect conveyancing money without unduly compromising the
efficiency of conveyancing practice.
In arriving at this set of proposed measures, the Ministry of Law
has consulted the public and the industry extensively through two
rounds of public consultations in August 2009 and January 2010, as
well as numerous dialogue sessions with lawyers and other
In addition, we have incorporated feedback received during two pilot
trials, involving almost 700 conveyancing transactions from more than
100 law firms.
Important Update: Amendments to the Conveyancing Rules effective 25
The Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) Rules 2011 have
been amended on 25 November 2011 by the Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing)
(Amendment No. 2) Rules 2011.
These amendments are based on further feedback and suggestions received from the conveyancing community. In particular, the new amendments also provide lawyers with the option to continue to hold any unclaimed conveyancing money in their clients account after the end of the transition period, i.e. from 1 January 2012 onwards.
An overview of the amendments is outlined in the "Brief Overview of the Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2011". The Legislative Guide has also been updated.