Don’t Get Trapped by Bogus Lawyers and so much more……………………

Don’t Get Trapped by Bogus Lawyers and so much more……………………

Three months ago ETSOS added the Lawyer Checker portfolio to its platform — thereby advocating its use. This enables the conveyancer to make further checks as to the true identity of the other firm’s solicitors to avoid transferring client money to bogus solicitors.This service is already available to ETSOS clients and new clients can get the service by making contact from today.

The Sunday Times of 21 July has further identified the need for this sort of risk check. “Scam alerts” from the SRA are up to 53 so far this year, compared to 21 in 2012. The article goes into detail on a particular case study. It also confirmed the SRA “strongly urged solicitors acting for buyers to contact it before transferring large sums to an unknown law firm.”

In a wider context the Legal Ombudsman Service is reported to have received 7,600 complaints in the 12 months to the end of March 2013. Cases in the “failure to advise” category, which include a failure to carry out appropriate checks, accounted for 18% of the total.

For the conveyancer ETSOS already offers the widest property search choice, as well as insurance products, ID and AML checks and of course LawyerChecker. ETSOS offers one reliable, high technology platform with available account managers thus really simplifying the process, easing compliance and limiting risk.

For more information please contact David Opie on 01524 220001 or alternatively drop him a line at [email protected]

ETSOS

http://etsos.co.uk/

ETSOS is the one-click shop for property professionals whose innovative products and class-leading customer support has seen it become one of the fastest-growing suppliers to the UK conveyancing sector.

Our web-enabled search ordering portal has radically simplified the process of requesting conveyancing searches and related products. Through this single interface users can order: Official Local Authority Searches, Personal Local Authority Searches, Land Registry Documents, Anti money laundering products, Planning searches, Utility Searches, Drainage and Water Searches, Energy Performance Certificates, Fire risk assessments, Air conditioning surveys, Asbestos surveys, Lease plans, Floor plans, Virtual tours, Company searches. Search products are being added all the time, giving customers the widest possible choice and complete oversight of the market. Most importantly, dedicated account managers are at the end of the phone to help with any queries, to chase up outstanding searches and to use their local knowledge to help you select the optimum search option.

ETSOS customers can also access the free to use Quotation and Referral System (QRS). This can be deployed externally by law firms, where they roll it out to local estate agents and IFAs to enable them to get instant quotes on a conveyance, and to collaborate more easily. It can also be used internally, to help improve the efficiency and quality of the quotation process; law firms can generate a detailed quote in less than sixty seconds while a caller is on the phone, with the ability to email out a fully formatted PDF with a ‘click to accept’ option.


Contact: Paul Tucker

Tel: 01524 220000

Email: [email protected]

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