E-soliciting expands to serve solicitors

Solicitors across the North and the Midlands can now take advantage of the UK&#39s fastest local search service that is being extended across the UK.

e-conveyancing system ONESEARCH Direct contains electronic information about all properties within the areas and will provide solicitors with local search information in five days for a flat fee of £100. The system&#39s information is updated daily ensuring accuracy and it operates under &#39no sale, no fee&#39 conditions. If the purchase is not completed there is no charge to the solicitor and their client.

Liz Mansell, a solicitor at York-based Ison Harrison, says: “E-conveyancing is knocking on the door. We use ONESEARCH to remain competitive. It&#39s cheaper, which is a huge bonus, and it&#39s quick.”

Conveyancers also benefit from the unrivalled protection available from ONESEARCH Direct. This includes a £5m personal indemnity insurance policy and a unique information accuracy warranty.

ONESEARCH Direct&#39s managing director, Ronnie Park, explains: “Conveyancing services in the UK have not moved with the times. The process of buying homes in England and Wales takes longer than anywhere in Europe.

“Our system will help to change this. ONESEARCH Direct is now the UK&#39s fastest growing local search service. We operate in 16 UK areas including London, the South-East and Greater Manchester, and in Scotland we already handle 45% of property searches.”

ONESEARCH Direct is being officially launched in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire between November 26 and December 4. It already covers Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and Greater Manchester.