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e.surv signs up to paperless system

Surveyors at the LSL Property Services-owned e.surv have signed up to use Landmark Quest’s paperless Q-Mobile system.

Q-Mobile works with a tablet device and gives surveyors access to electronic comparables and other supporting data when out on site.

All of e.surv’s 365 surveyors are anticipated to be using Q-Mobile via tablet devices by early 2013.

LSL Property Services executive director Alison Traversoni says that use of the new system is already enabling the firm’s surveyors to achieve gains in work/life balance.

She says: “Now at the end of the day, the surveyor’s work is done – it means they can check emails, run queries, obtain comparables while they have spare time in their cars.”

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