ETSOS plan on getting it right

ETSOS plan on getting it right

Conveyancing search specialist ETSOS has announced an important addition to its Hazard Checker service, which automatically recommends additional searches and reports based on property location.

From 24th July it will also incorporate Landmark’s new Plansearch Plus Alert solution, including four new planning alerts to help conveyancers notify clients of any nearby planning applications.

The alerts cover small and large residential, and small and large non-residential applications to give users upfront insight into the precise nature of the proposed developments and their likely impact on the area.

The enhancement comes at a time when diligence around searches is very much in the spotlight. In a recent landmark ruling, a firm acting on behalf of a buyer was found guilty of negligence, due to its failure to pick up on development plans to build a wind farm less than a mile away from the property, this in spite of the firm undertaking what it thought were the ‘normal searches’. The ruling has highlighted the extent to which solicitors should be investigating such issues and the importance of educating clients as to the availability of such information through the search process.

Commenting on the latest enhancement to Hazard Checker, ETSOS’s Phil Natusch said: “Since its launch Hazard Checker has become a valuable asset for conveyancers in that it is able to identify and highlight risks that might otherwise have been missed, suggesting appropriate searches to mitigate that risk. Planning has always been a challenging area and it’s getting trickier as activity levels rise, the new Plansearch offering will help conveyancers negotiate a potential minefield more confidently.”

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.


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