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Sevenoaks Council to use e-signatures in housing


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Sevenoaks District Council has said it is implementing digital signature technology from Yoti across its housing department.

It is moving to use the company’s eSignature platform, which makes it possible to manage documents from a central location and for a digital copy to be sent to a customer via email. The recipient can then add an e-signature, with the process supported by identify verification and e-witness functions.

This will reduce the need for printing and post.

Cllr Kevin Maskell, Sevenoaks’ cabinet member for housing, said: “At a time when there is greater demand for our housing services than ever, eSign is speeding up the processing of applications while providing a more convenient service for our clients. It also cuts down on paper, helping with our ambitions to become a Net Zero carbon council by 2030”. 

The council’s move follows the deployment of the technology at nearby Ashford Borough Council in 2020.

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