More and more European citizens and companies and their financers are involved in cross-border transactions of real estate within the Union. This development towards a European land & mortgage market is supported by the automation and digitization of national systems of land administration. This development provides not only easy access to information between the EU member states, but also supports the full digital exchanges between parties of messages and documents relating to land transactions and the automated processing of records, the so-called "e-conveyancing'. Our project researches the legal risks associated with e-conveyancing and their potential impact on cross-border real estate transactions.
Summer 2016 an international literature research was performed, as a basis for publications in national and international journals.
The outcomes of the project should support the application for funding for a PhD research in the risks and opportunities for cross-border e-conveyancing within the European Union.
Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Safety and Security