Countrywide continues to pick up awards.

Countrywide Group’s leading financial services, surveying and conveyancing businesses have recently been recognised with prestigious industry awards. as mentioned in their recent press release which headlined ‘Countrywide’s award-winning run continues’. MD of Countrywide Surveying Services, Paul Wareham, has been named Surveying Business Leader of the Year at the British Mortgage Awards. Countrywide Conveyancing Services was…

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One Third of Property Purchases Fall Through

According to a recent survey by consumer organisation Which? it revealed that nearly a third of homebuyers saw their purchase collapse after their offer was accepted. The survey carried out was on 2000 homebuyers in February 2016, 28% said that following an offer being accepted the purchase fell through, 27% giving the reason as a…

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Over 96,000 sales lost due to conveyancing delays

According to a recent study carried out by LV Legal Services, 27% of sales have fallen through in the past five years — and of these, in nearly half (48%) of cases, the reason given was the conveyancers for taking too long to exchange contracts. This equates to more than 96,000 sales not going ahead…

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Will this be the end of the race to exchange?

We don’t think so. Reports on a potential government consultation with the industry on how to speed up the house buying process talked of the potential of a process similar to Scotland. In Scotland deals are binding once missives are exchanged, which rules out gazumping and gazundering. The managing director of the National Association of…

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The ESTAS Awards

Regional and National winners were announced at the 13th annual ESTAS ceremony on Friday 15th April at the Grosvenor House London. The mission at The ESTAS is to highlight the great service provided by different firms involved in the residential property sector. Here are some of the awards from the long list of Regional and…

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The Cornerstones of any House Sale

Whether it’s the television, magazines, property portals, online forums, search engines, friends or family, there is an abundance of readily available free advice out there when it comes to selling your home. However if you are looking to sell, it can often be completely overwhelming with all this information, putting your head in a spin…

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A conveyancer is a conveyancer is a conveyancer – aren’t they all the same?

Understandably choosing the right Estate Agent for you to sell with is paramount, or, if buying, the agents you choose to ‘stalk’ and build relationships with, as well as the property portals you choose to wake up with and drop off to sleep with, are essential!  Choosing a lawyer to handle your conveyancing is however often…

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Conveyancing Solicitors – 3 Golden Rules!

With over 14 years in the property sector, I have nearly seen it all and come across a wide variety of situations, however there will always be scenarios which continue to surprise! A regular one of these tends to revolve around conveyancing solicitors – or rather the lack of one being instructed. An estate agent…

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Fewer conveyancing firms in 2015

According to Search Acumen the total number of active conveyancing firms dropped by 9% in 2015, that equates to more than 500 firms. Conveyancing firms  recorded an average of 192 transactions in 2015, compared to 175 transactions in 2014, the increase came despite the overall conveyancing market remaining flat with 1,030,023 transactions in total during…

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North – South divide.

According to analysis by My Home Move, the UK’s leading provider of mover conveyancing services, it show that homes change hands more often in the south as they do in the north, every 16 years in the South East, compared to every 22 years in the North East. Shorter periods between new owners is seen…

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You have more influence than you think.

As an Estate agent, you have a lot of influence over the buying decisions of your customers. Don’t underestimate the power of your recommendations, especially when it comes to your customers choosing a conveyancer. Conveyancers are all too aware of this as well. For those firms hungry for success, this is an area they will…

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Are you in a one way relationship with your Conveyancing Solicitors?

It takes two to manage a successful relationship. Do you feel you’re giving more than your fair share with the local solicitors you refer work to? Something as simple as waiting on a quote for a customer, even having to chase for it, can push you over the edge. At Hoowla we have expanded our online conveyancing…

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Leading Estate Agent Adopt New Conveyancing Panel Management Software.

Dawsons estate agents have implemented the Hoowla Panel Management Software Solution to help save time generating quotes and improve reporting and feedback from solicitors. The software will be used across all of Dawsons branches and in 7 legal firms that regularly receive client referrals, ensuring a secure and consistent approach to conveyancing for clients of…

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Edward Mellor Adopt New Conveyancing Panel Management Software.

Edward Mellor sought to provide an enhanced and tailored conveyancing experience for their clients, strengthen relationships with their panel of local conveyancing solicitors and improve business intelligence around the large volume of transactions their agency generates. They embedded Hoowla’s cloud based conveyancing panel management software at the start of 2015 to achieve just that. Hoowla’s…

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