Conveyancing Information Executive whitepaper provides first practical view of industry-wide UPRN adoption

15 September 2021

The Conveyancing Information Executive (CIE) has today published a detailed whitepaper, ‘Property Passports: the role of Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs)’, which addresses the practical challenges of transitioning the property industry to universally using UPRNs, to help improve the property transaction process.

Chris Loaring, a spokesperson for the Conveyancing Information Executive said, “It is commonly agreed across the industry that Unique Property Reference Numbers will offer the best solution towards creating a unique, non-transferable and universal reference for every property. Our whitepaper offers the first analysis of what practical steps are needed to make the implementation possible to get all stakeholders aligned.

“At the CIE, we collectively have more industry experts in one place who are immersed in property, geospatial and UPRN data. We are therefore very pleased to present to the market a whitepaper that breaks down the role UPRNs will play in providing one true record for each address, which will ultimately help towards reducing transactional delays and improve the overall experience.”

The CIE will be hosting an industry roundtable event, to discuss the detail of the whitepaper. The date and joining details of the event will be announced soon.

To download a copy of the ‘Property Passports: the role of Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs)’ whitepaper, visit

The overall purpose of the CIE is to raise data quality and content standards in property searches used within the UK conveyancing process. Its membership includes Argyll Environmental, Geodesys, Groundsure, Landmark Information, Mining Searches UK, PinPoint Information, SearchFlow, Ambiental, Glenigan, JBA Risk Management and Barbour ABI.

The CIE welcomes membership applications from all organisations that support the UK’s conveyancing industry. For more information regarding membership, visit