The pandemic geared the property sector towards more ‘digital by default’ legal forms and one property data franchise has become the first to set the ‘Gold’ standard for its conveyancing clients to speed up transactions during the current property boom.
X-Press Legal Services, a property search franchise with 27 offices across England and Wales, has been awarded the first ever Gold standard partnership with leading legal software innovator FormEvo and SDLT.co.uk for its commitment to delivering the very best supply chain end to end security service for local solicitor firms and homebuyers.
UK average house prices increased by 7.5% over the year to January 2021, new government data revealed. In March 2021, UK property transactions hit their highest monthly level since modern records began in 2005. X-Press owners are helping conveyancing solicitors keep up with the property ‘boom’ by accessing over 2,000 cloud-based property transaction forms that are updated in real-time, feature secure transfer of data and greatly speed up the property transaction process.
Lynne Lister, managing director of X-Press Legal Services comments:
“The pandemic propelled us to launch innovative new digital services for our clients across our network. This new service offered across the X-Press franchise network gives the flexibility of being able to share real-time data securely with colleagues and their homebuying clients. For instance, they can now fill in their ‘Fixtures and Fittings’ form on their iPad at home and it will be automatically available to their solicitor, which makes the process more accurate and also quicker.”
The legal services franchise is ahead of the curve in terms of ‘digital by default’ and now offers its conveyancing clients an integrated solution with both SDLT.co.uk and FormEvo and the digital turnaround can take just 48 hours.
Lynne adds: “We’re delighted to be first to set the gold standard for our owners. Our legal clients across England and Wales handling the increase in property transactions will benefit from a reduction in errors, version control and the ability to continue to work remotely with complete cyber compliance.”