X-Press Legal Services

X-Press Legal Services

Established Member
– Joined 2005

X-Press Legal Services – a sound investment in an active industry

An Englishman’s home has long been regarded as his castle but a franchise in property can become a whole lot more with an X-Press Legal Services franchise!

For those looking for a franchise with its finger on the pulse of the UK property market, you can’t get much closer than X-Press Legal Services.  The company is trusted by more than 500 legal practices nationwide to perform an essential role in the ever-changing landscape of the property buying process.  The hugely successful company specialises in providing property searches and report for conveyancing solicitors and franchisees do not need ANY legal experience.

Franchisees become invaluable property partners to their legal and conveyancing clients.  The franchise is continually developing and introducing new products for the benefit of their franchise owners, ensuring it remains at the cutting-edge of the sector.  Indeed, it has invested over £500,000 this year in this development to meet changing demands of the industry and ensure its franchisees stay ahead of the competition.

Resilient to property market fluctuations, an X-Press Legal Services franchise is a low-risk business that can be run from home with modest overheads and plenty of scope to grow into a larger, office-based organisation. No legal or property background or expertise is required. Training, certified by the Institute of Leadership Management, is provided for the life of the business.

A family run franchise with family values at its core, over 50 percent of current franchisees have been part of the company since it became a franchise in 2005.

What will I be doing?

You will be providing solicitors and other conveyancing professionals with specialist property searches and reports (an essential part of the property-buying process in the UK).

Most of your work would relate to property sales, developments, remortgages and repossessions for both residential and commercial markets. As such, the property search industry is almost entirely business-to-business, and your client base will predominantly be legal professionals.  Regardless of whether the property market is going up or down, our franchisees enjoy a steady stream of business.

You will also have access to an extensive range of additional products and services to enhance your business and the support you can provide.

X-Press Legal Services’ clients are legal professionals and franchisees are able to develop lasting relationships with long-term clients who come to rely on them.  A healthy business is typically made up of 10-20 solicitor and conveyancer clients.

You will receive exclusive rights to a territory in either England or Wales aligned to local authority areas where we have identified real potential. Dorset is currently available.

Make your move into successful franchising with us!

Key facts:

  • Full member of the British Franchise Association
  • In operation since 1998 and franchised in 2005
  • A network of 26 franchisees throughout England and Wales
  • Comprehensive three week induction training
  • Availability of ongoing training, support and network opportunities through the X-Press Academy
  • Advanced IT package, broadband and remote IT support included


Our existing network of franchisees come from all walks of life, and a diverse range of backgrounds and former careers. So, we believe in offering a little extra in the way of training and support, to ensure they are equipped with all the necessary skills they need to be successful.

Award winning training enables those with the right business acumen and ambition to build up regular, repeat business as X-Press franchises.

The company is proud to have established its own bespoke onboarding and training programme  entitled X-Press Academy. The Academy Programme is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) with attendees qualifying for ILM Certificates.

New franchisees receive three weeks of comprehensive training at Head Office, covering every aspect of the business.   Once successfully established as franchisees, owners are invited to attend the ongoing series of bespoke workshops run bi-monthly for the entire X-Press franchise network.  The workshops are run by leading Business Development Coach, Emma Stanton, and subjects covered include all aspects of business management and personal development, including:

  • Client support
  • Launch CPD Event
  • Presentation skills
  • Social media
  • Time management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Coaching and personal mentoring
  • Business planning
  • HR and Law
  • Leadership and management

The Academy also features X-Cellence and X-Cellerator Clubs.   These offer qualifying franchisees a unique business networking opportunity, along with a forum to share best practice, taking their business to the next level.

What will I do as a Franchisee

Tom Mannion, X-Press Legal Services franchisee for Central, North West and South West London, provides specialist property searches and reports to solicitors and conveyancing professionals on a daily basis.

Tom is the youngest franchisee in the network, joining the leading property search franchise after working in a London estate agency after leaving university.

Tom comments: “Most of our work involves providing key information such as flood risks, planning issues and mining reports relating to property sales, developments, remortgages and repossessions, for both residential and commercial clients. All the tools and products we use to provide this information are available through our Intelligent Conveyancing Online System, a bespoke online ordering platform providing, which is constantly being updated and innovated to move with the market.

“I start my day by logging into our case management system, which gives me access to everything I need. After checking my emails, prioritising any urgent tasks and replying to queries, I log in to check any new orders.

“Once I have called and requested the information for each property, I then check and collate the data, before sending the completed searches to my clients. Attention to detail is a must, as these reports are vital to every property transaction.

“I don’t spend all day sat in front of my computer though. I love getting out and about, travelling to various local councils to obtain data, as well as visiting clients.  Managing my own business means I get really stuck into my marketing and networking, as it is how I manage my connections, gain new clients and demonstrate the great work myself and my team do daily. I spend time managing my social media channels, attending online webinars and connecting with my network.

“My business also gives me a huge degree of flexibility with my time and work, meaning I can work where and when I like whilst still achieving growth.

“I connect with my fellow franchisees on a regular basis, and we have a great peer support network. Coming in as the youngest franchisee, I was made to feel really welcome and the advice and support I’m constantly provided with from the network and head office is truly invaluable. I attend regular webinars and regular CPD events ran by head office, which allow us to catch up as well as network and gain new connections, helping us to share best practice and develop our businesses.”

Key Information

Start-Up Cost:


Franchise Type:

Home based

Sector Type:

Business Services & Support

Investment Type:

Start-up Franchise



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