Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 1973

Volume

22

Abstract

Our population is mobile, shifting, and accustomed to swift extensions of credit and speedy completion of transactions. Consequently, it comes as a shock to many entering into their first house purchase that cumbersome and lengthy procedures extend the executory period, incur mystifying expenses, and lack consumer rationale. Homilies of the conveyancing bar to the effect that each parcel of land is unique or that every settlement is a time-consuming process will not long stand in the face of consumer unrest. Nor is future reform likely to be thwarted by either the cries of scholars for more fact gathering and study, or the Bar's pleas for consideration of its expertise. If that expertise is premised on an inefficient system, eventually it will become obsolete as the system is overhauled.

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