CPDs on track at Cheltenham Racecourse

X-Press Legal Services Gloucestershire is preparing for a busy year of transactions in the property sector, having successfully hosted two Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events at Cheltenham Racecourse. Attended by over 100 local property experts and conveyancers, the events provided a platform for networking and sharing invaluable insights into both residential and commercial developments in […]

Full house for X-Press

X-Press Legal Services is now officially the largest independent company providing property searches and a full range of products and services across the whole of England & Wales – which is great news for conveyancers. It’s also great news for X-Press, who now have complete local coverage of all areas, with the recent opening of […]

January Cryptoassets webinar

Conveyancers are invited to attend the final of X-Press Legal Services’ three-part series of free webinars. The webinar series entitled Sidestepping the Trapdoors of Client Onboarding is being held in partnership with law firm compliance experts, HiveRisk. ​​​​​​​​​​​​The final sessions focussing on Crypotoassets is a must for conveyancers keen to understand the impact of these […]

X-Press hosts free 3-part webinar series

X- Press Legal Services is hosting a three-part webinar series free for conveyancing professionals which started in November. The webinar series entitled Sidestepping the Trapdoors of Client Onboarding is being held in partnership with law firm compliance experts, HiveRisk. Kate Burt, Founder of HiveRisk and Gavin Ball, Technical Director will shine a light on common […]

UK’s love affair with property predicted to continue in 2024

X-Press Legal Services predicts 2024 will see the UK’s love affair with property continue to flourish. Despite no huge wins for the property sector in the Autumn Statement, X-Press believes house hunters will remain undeterred by challenging market conditions as we enter the New Year. “It’s going to be another interesting year for the property […]

Quiz night supports local charities

When sisters and owners of X-Press Legal Services South and West Yorkshire, Helen Foster and Claire Ide join forces for good, they do it in style. Their most recent fundraising event was a fantastic charity quiz night to celebrate 30 years in business and which saw over 90 people enjoying a wonderful fun-filled evening of […]

X-Press partners with Ordo to enable Open Banking

X-Press Legal Services has added Open Banking to its online banking system – X-Press Pay – enabling consumers to pay for disbursements directly, via industry leading provider Ordo. X-Press is the first company within the legal sector to partner with UK based Ordo which uses Open Banking technology to initiate payments and enable the direct […]

X-Press partners with LPG to offer Home Buyer Protection

X-Press Legal services has formed a new partnership with LPG, enabling conveyancers to mitigate the financial costs of failed property transactions for their clients. As reported by Today’s Conveyancer the average cost of a fall-through during the second quarter of 2023 was £3,394, up from £3,355 in Q1. At the same time, the estimated number […]

Franchisee of the Year 2023 announced

Andy Hunt, owner of X-Press Legal Services Leicester, Warwickshire and Worcestershire has been named Franchisee of the Year 2023. The awards were presented at the X-Press Legal Services’ annual conference held at the magnificent Peckforton Castle in Cheshire. The event included a daytime conference where best practice and new innovations were shared, alongside a glittering […]

X-Press supports children’s mental health initiative

X-Press Legal Services Gloucestershire is supporting a children’s mental health initiative being run by local company, Chance is Change. Both companies have collaborated on the creation of Journey Journals to be gifted to youngsters across the region to help improve their mental health and wellbeing. Tom Hoskins, owner of Chance is Change travels across Gloucestershire […]

X-Press appeals for homeless donations

Businessman David Mermod is appealing to regional firms to help support homeless people in the community this autumn. David Mermod, owner of local property search firm, X-Press Legal Services Central, will be collecting items for the homeless throughout September, October and November in support of The Shrewsbury Ark, drop-in day centre. David was inspired to […]

Annual record set for CPDs!

X-Press Legal Services is on track to set a new annual record for delivering CPD events and webinars. The leading property partner is on track to deliver over 50 in person and online events by the end of the year, as part of its commitment to supporting continued professional development within the legal profession. Over […]

X-Press sponsored FC raise funds for new season

A St. Helens football team has ended its playing season in style with a Presentation Weekend that raised almost £1,500 for the year ahead. Parkdale Sidac FC has 28 teams with players age from U6 to U18, including three girls’ teams and a newly established open age 18+ team. With hundreds of players to kit […]

X-Press event raises funds for charity

Kent’s newest property search business, X-Press Legal Services has showcased its commitment to the community by using its first business event to fundraise for a local charity. X-Press Legal Services hosted its inaugural Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event for conveyancers across the county at Camden Place.  The event enabled Lee Colmer, owner of X-Press Legal […]

Warrington youngsters enjoy Welsh rugby tour

Budding young local rugby players from Warrington RUFC Under 10s enjoyed their first rugby tour experience earlier this month. The Warrington RUFC U10 team, which is sponsored by X-Press Legal Services, enjoyed a two-night tour of north Wales, enjoying their sport alongside some outdoor pursuits. 22 local boys and over 30 parents and siblings, took […]

X-Press launches Surrey office

Guildford based businesswoman, Frances Brown has launched a new Surrey office of X-Press Legal Services. Frances’ newly established office will encompass 12 local councils supporting conveyancers throughout Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Runneymede, Rushmoor, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking. With a degree in Cartography, a Masters in IT, […]

X-Press treats local children to circus performance

X-Press Legal Services has donated to not-for-profit organisation, Circus Starr to enable 50 local children to attend a circus performance in Warrington.  The children, who live with additional needs, illnesses or disabilities, or come from vulnerable or low-income backgrounds, will now enjoy a free trip to the circus with their carers. X-Press Legal Services has […]

X-Press opens new office in Kent

Dartford businessman Lee Colmer has opened new office, X-Press Legal Services Kent. Demand for conveyancing services remains high with transactions expected to peak this summer thanks to the reintroduction of 100 per cent mortgages. Lee’s Kent office will support local solicitors and conveyancers by providing property searches and professional reports required as part of the […]

New climate change guidance for solicitors

The burden on conveyancers is set to increase after The Law Society of England and Wales last week confirmed solicitors have an overall duty to advise on climate change risks. Conveyancing solicitors must now consider whether climate searches are required for every property transaction they oversee with the caveat that they ‘should not advise on […]

A great night at the British Conveyancing Awards

X-Press Legal Services was delighted to celebrate National Conveyancing Week at the British Conveyancing Awards 2023 organised by Today’s Conveyancer. The British Conveyancing Awards highlight achievement, recognise excellence and celebrate the superheroes of the conveyancing sector. They also continue to take the lead in recognising the changing face of the industry with innovative and new awards categories such as Technology […]

Celebrating National Conveyancing Week

X-Press Legal Services is championing the conveyancing sector this National Conveyancing Week. The professional search partner is running an exclusive offer for all clients to mark the inaugural celebration.   Armalytix, confirmly and Property Marvel Report on Title are now free for all X-Press clients on all orders placed through its Intelligent Conveyancing Online System (ICOS) […]

X-Press supports National Conveyancing Week

X-Press Legal Services is proud to be associated with a brand-new initiative to improve the experience of home movers and raise the profile of conveyancing professionals. National Conveyancing Week has been launched to highlight the role played by conveyancers and organisations, like X-Press Legal Services, in property transactions.  The event is taking place from 20th-24th […]

X-Press delivers aid to Turkey

X-Press Legal Services is helping deliver aid direct to earthquake affected communities in Turkey. Less than three weeks on from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Turkey-Syria border, X-Press Legal Services has delivered over £1,500 worth of aid, thanks to a member of staff currently based in Turkey. Employee Katie Marachino (36) has worked […]

New CPDs released for 2023

X-Press Legal Services has released an action packed CPD schedule in response to industry demand. The trusted property partner has announced over 30 CPD events are now in the diary for 2023, featuring industry experts Richard Snape, Stephen Desmond and Ian Quayle amongst others. “There are a lot of pertinent issues in the conveyancing sector […]

X-Press awarded 5* by WorkBuzz

X-Press Legal Services has been presented with a 5 Star Satisfaction Award by workplace experts WorkBuzz. The WorkBuzz award was based solely on feedback from office owners across the X-Press Legal Services network, who submitted anonymous ratings on their experience as office owners and for the training and support they receive from head office.    […]

Shake up of property market predicted for 2023

X-Press Legal Services predicts 2023 will see a shake-up of the property market across the country. Managing Director Lynne Lister predicts that a hardening market will keep the conveyancing sector busy as property owners react to the economic downturn. Property prices are expected to fall but Lynne believes this won’t be as severe as some […]

Confirmly integrated into ICOS

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with LMS to deliver Confirmly, a fast, trusted and secure law firm identity checking technology. Part our ongoing commitment to combatting fraud within the conveyancing industry, all X-Press clients can now enjoy access to confirmly through our Intelligent Conveyancing Online System, ICOS. Confirmly allows the provision of […]

Conveyancers warned to beware of Cyber Monday deals

Cyber Monday is hailed as the best day of the year for bagging an online bargain. But when it comes to conveyancing a misguided purchase could be costly! Many insurers require law firms and conveyancers to protect themselves against scams, recommending enhanced security, IT systems and accreditations such as Cyber Essentials Plus.  But many e-conveyancing products […]

Conveyancers urged to beware of next HMRC crackdown

X-Press Legal Services is urging conveyancing professionals to ensure they are wholly compliant following HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) latest crackdown on estate agents. Last week saw the announcement that 68 estate agents had been fined a total of £519,645 for breaching anti-money laundering (AML) requirements following HMRC investigations. “We’ve been expecting HMRC to take […]

Latest innovations shared at X-Press Academy Roadshow

X-Press Legal Services has shared its latest innovations and future ambitions at the company’s annual X-Press Academy Roadshow. The annual gathering, held at prestigious Ettington Park Hotel near Stratford-Upon-Avon, brought together the leading property search partners network of 27 franchisees and their head office team for an insightful day of future planning and discussion. Presentations […]

Parkdale Sidac Pumas kick off season with longstanding sponsorship

X-Press Legal Services has sponsored local girls’ football team, Parkdale Sidac Pumas Under 14s, for the third year in a row. The girls will be showing off their football skills every week in the Warrington Women’s League while proudly wearing their kit emblazed with their longstanding sponsors, X-Press Legal Services. Lynne Lister, Managing Director of […]

X-Press urges clients to protect themselves following crackdowns on the legal sector

How well do we know this customer?  Is a question all solicitors and conveyancing providers must be able to answer with confidence following the latest crackdowns by government and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which have paved the way for an increase in cases and fines for legal misconduct. On Wednesday, 29 June, the Ministry of […]

Celebrating our network at our annual conference

We were delighted to host our annual conference last month at the stunning Peckforton Castle in Cheshire. We welcomed our entire franchise network for a night of celebration, reflection and fun – connecting with our peers and letting our hair down after another busy year. Our franchisees across England and Wales diligently support the conveyancing […]

X-Press Legal Services joins LegalTech Association

X-Press Legal Services has recently become a member of the LegalTech Association for the UK (UKLTA) as it seeks to collaborate in helping shape the future of the delivery of legal services through technology. The UKLTA is bringing together legal professionals, technology providers and consumers of legal services to promote and innovate digital services in […]

Successful first CPD event for Habib at West Ham Stadium

Habib Maljee, owner of X-Press Legal Services East London, recently hosted a CPD event at the impressive London Stadium, Stratford. His first event, delayed due to the COVID-pandemic, was a great success and welcomed Linda Wright, expert planning strategist who provided an insight into essential planning issues and updates for conveyancers. Attended by local solicitors […]

Giving back to local communities, charities and organisations

At X-Press Legal Services, our work supports the conveyancing sector across England and Wales, with our local offices assisting legal firms closely. But our owners are also deeply involved in their local community, and are glad to give back to charity, local organisations and groups whenever possible. We are so proud of the ways our […]

Proud to be sponsoring the National Paralegal Awards for the third year

We are very proud to once again be sponsoring the National Paralegal Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, reward and recognise the outstanding paralegals throughout the UK. Whether they are employed, self-employed, a volunteer, a business, or even a company that supports the profession, the awards focus solely on the work and achievements […]

Armalytix is our new Source of Funds provider through ICOS

We are proud to have partnered with Armalytix, offering their Source of Funds technology to our clients through our trusted Intelligent Conveyancing Online System (ICOS). The open banking platform streamlines the collection of data for the professional and financial service industries, and through partnering with X-Press is extending their technology to the legal sector. Now […]

X-Press Legal Services secures ‘official’ data hub access for clients 

We have recently been awarded a National Land Information Service (NLIS) channel licence – a government approved and regulated, electronic land and property searches portal, the only one of its kind in the property searches market. The new licence gives our 27 franchise offices direct access to authoritative conveyancing search data, direct from every local […]

Proud to be sponsoring the British Conveyancing Awards 2022

We’re delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Boutique Conveyancer of the Year’ award at this year’s British Conveyancing Awards. The awards, which began in 2021, recognise excellence in the conveyancing sector, a sector which our 27 franchise offices are proud to support. As well as the online event, there is also an in-person awards ceremony this […]

Join us to learn more about running your own business

We are excited to be joining five fellow franchisors for this year’s ‘Franchise Discovery Day’. This educational webinar provides an insight into the lives of those who have built a diverse range of successful businesses. This event is a perfect opportunity for those looking to start their own business, but who may not be aware […]

Gala evening celebrates our network

We were pleased to recently celebrate our franchise network at a gala evening. The event provided an opportunity to recognise the achievements of our network, and for our franchisees to let their hair down after their busiest ever year. The event, hosted at Crewe Hall in Cheshire, welcomed our network of 27 franchisees to celebrate […]

Join our webinar for an update on the end of PDF AP1s

Join us on Tuesday 25 January at 2pm for a free webinar with Paul Clyde and Archie Courage of FormEvo. In this 30 minute webinar, Paul and Archie will discuss how to create advantages for your firm following the Land Registry announcement ending the use of PDF AP1s. During the webinar, they will discuss: What […]

Linda recognised nationally for business success

Local lady and business owner, Linda Mannion, has been recognised nationally for the success she has achieved with her business. Linda’s company, X-Press Legal Services Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and Swindon, which provides expert property search reports to the conveyancing sector, has just recorded one of its best years on record. The Great British Franchisee Awards […]

Bringing Christmas cheer to children with Circus Starr

X-Press has once again treated children to a day out at the circus by donating to Circus Starr – a North-West based not-for profit organisation which runs magical circus shows for children with additional needs, illnesses or disabilities, as well as those from vulnerable or low-income backgrounds. We donated £350 to Circus Starr this Christmas, […]

We are once again ranked as a top UK franchise

We are proud to have once again been listed in the HSBC UK Elite Franchise Top 100, being named as the 38th best franchise opportunity in the UK! Throughout another challenging year, our network has continued to thrive, welcoming two new franchisees and completing our best year on record. Our successful business model means that […]

Ben and Karen are supporting the conveyancing sector across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

X-Press Legal Services Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, owned by Ben and Karen Wheeler, has been supporting the local conveyancing sector through recent sponsorships and events, getting people out and about again to return to a new kind of normality post-lockdown. Ben and Karen were proud to recently host a training seminar for solicitors and conveyancing professionals, […]

X-Press training seminar raises money for Essex hospice

A recent training seminar hosted by X-Press Legal Services Essex, Herts and Cambs raised £400 for Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford. After a difficult 18 months for many, Jo French, owner of X-Press Legal Services, decided that she should use her first in-person training seminar since 2019 to give back to the local community. Farleigh Hospice […]

X-Press Legal Services to help shape digital future of UK conveyancing

X-Press Legal Services has become an Executive member of The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) and will join other members in shaping the direction and future of the Council. James Sherwood-Rogers, CoPSO Chairman comments: “The appointment of X-Press Legal Services to the CoPSO Executive will bring a lot to the table in terms of […]

X-Press Legal Services welcomes new owner for Central region

We are pleased to confirm the arrival of a new business owner. David Mermod joins us as in our Central region – providing expert property and land reports to solicitors and conveyancing professionals across Nuneaton, Bedford, Telford, Shropshire, North West Leicestershire, Powys, Hereford, Coventry and Rugby. David brings a wealth of experience in the sector, […]

First in-person CPD event is a great success

X-Press Legal Services North Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester, based at our Warrington Head Office, were delighted to again be able to host an in-person CPD event; the first one since 2019.   The event, held at Haydock Park, was a great success- welcoming 26 local solicitors and conveyancing professionals. Attendees had the pleasure of learning […]

Celebrating franchisee renewals and expansions

X-Press is celebrating a number of new franchisees, renewals and expansions across the past year. Four of our existing franchisees have renewed their franchise contracts, having all just had their best years on record. Linda Mannion, owner of X-Press Legal Services Wiltshire, Swindon and South Gloucestershire has just competed her 15th year since joining the […]

Property search firm promotes AML as clients fear SRA investigation

With an increase in Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) fines in recent months, X-Press Legal Services is urging law firms to take up its AML service to ensure compliance as the regulatory body imposes tougher penalties. Failing to comply with procedural responsibilities; not providing a firm-wide AML risk assessment and delays in AML declarations were the […]

John and Clare take on 200+ mile end to end Wales bike ride!

Owners of X-Press Legal Services Bristol, Bath and Somerset, John and Clare Watt recently cycled the length of Wales- travelling from Chepstow to Caernarfon over three days. They completed the cycle to celebrate John’s 60th birthday, showing themselves that age won’t stop them from making memories and staying active. Joined by a group of other […]

Susan and friends raise £1600 for the Alzheimer’s Society

Susan Adcock, a Team Leader at our Head Office in Warrington, was thrilled to raise over £1600 for the Alzheimer’s Society alongside her friends by completing the charity’s fundraising hike, Trek 26. Susan and her friends Avril, Lucy, Emily and Kat trekked 13 miles through the beautiful Lake District, circling the famous Ullswater and taking […]

X-Press keeps the housing market moving during the pandemic

We have witnessed one of our busiest years in over two decades of operation as the housing market boomed during the pandemic.  Throughout our network, we have seen a 50 per cent increase in the number and value of orders year on year as consumers rushed to take advantage of the Stamp Duty Land Tax […]

Children have fun at the circus thanks to X-Press

We recently sponsored North-West based not-for-profit organisation, Circus Starr, treating children to a magical day at the circus. The company runs circus shows for children with additional needs, illnesses or disabilities, as well as those from vulnerable or low-income backgrounds. Throughout the past year, children across the country have been unable to enjoy fun activities […]

‘QuotemePlus’- speeding up the conveyancing process!

Introducing QuotemePlus, an estimate calculator and quotation tool which works with you, and even better- QMP is available free of charge to all our clients! Quotemeplus is a cloud based, user friendly, secure and cost-effective platform for law firms. The platform can help you attract new clients and simplify the quotation process. By putting all […]

We’re proud to be sponsoring the National Paralegal Awards 2021

We’re very proud to once again be sponsoring the National Paralegal Awards. The awards, now in their third year, reward and recognise the outstanding Paralegals throughout the UK. Whether they are employed, self-employed, a volunteer, a business, or even a company that supports the profession, the awards focus solely on the work and achievements of […]

Our annual awards reward our network’s success over 2021

We were delighted to recently host a virtual awards evening for our network, recognising their ongoing efforts and dedication throughout what has been a very busy year for the conveyancing sector. Held virtually through zoom, we asked all our X-Press franchisees to dress up, enjoy a glass of champagne, and select the best zoom background- […]

X-Press Legal Services sponsor the British Conveyancing Awards 2021

We are very proud to be sponsoring a category at this year’s inaugural British Conveyancing Awards. The ‘Risen to the Challenge Legal Secretary of the Year’ award recognises Legal secretaries who have gone above and beyond throughout the pandemic. The finalists have offered crucial support to colleagues and customers, smoothing the inner workings of their […]

X-Press owner shortlisted for national award

We are delighted to announce that Linda Mannion, owner of X-Press Legal Services Wiltshire, Swindon and South Gloucestershire, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award! The British Conveyancing Awards, in their first year, look to celebrate the best in the sector throughout what has been an unusual year, where demand for property, and subsequently […]

X-Press Legal Services is No. 36 in Top 100

X-Press Legal Services is proud to have again been ranked highly in the nation’s Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises in 36th place. This much-awaited list which has just been released celebrates the best brands in franchising based on a number of key factors including growth, support for franchisees, future planning and community involvement. Managing director […]

Just days to go before the winners are announced for top award

Time is ticking closer until the winners of the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards are announced. 2020 has not been the easiest and it wasn’t certain if the awards would be able to go ahead, but go ahead they are, at the British Franchise Association (bfa) ‘virtual’ annual conference and awards on the 30th November. […]

X-Press Legal Services achieves ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ accreditation

X-Press Legal Services is proud to have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, the highest standard achievable following assessment of our systems and procedures. We are doubly proud, as we believe we are the first property search company in the UK to achieve this status. The information security standard, Cyber Essentials is the Government […]

Paralegal Awards 2020 highlight talented conveyancers

X-Press was delighted to sponsor and ‘virtually’ attend the 2020 Paralegal awards which were held online on Friday 18th September. The awards recognise the achievements of paralegals and those companies who work with the Paralegal sector across 14 categories. X-Press sponsored the ‘Best Conveyancer’ category. Each and every one of the finalists demonstrated legal knowledge […]

East London football group ‘Super5’ gets X-Press support as new league kicks off

A 5-a-side football league in Hackney has signed a sponsorship deal with a local property search firm as the new season kicks off. Super5 is comprised of 48 football teams across five divisions, with international and charity events throughout the year and regularly has 400 women a week attending its sessions. The £1,000 sponsorship by […]

X-Press joins UK Finance Association

X-Press Legal Services is pleased to announce our membership of UK Finance, the collective voice for the banking and finance industry, as we continue to extend our suite of digital innovation. UK Finance is the trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector representing around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, […]

Yorkshire X-Press office makes a move

We are delighted to share that X-Press Legal Services, West & South Yorkshire, is celebrating growth in the business with an office move and the addition of a new member of staff. Following the strict lockdown of the Covid-19 crisis, owners, sisters Helen Foster and Claire Ide, has seen a sharp rise in the number […]

X-Press owner volunteer for SERV Wessex Blood Bikes

During the Covid-19 pandemic X-Press owner Neil Bedford has switched office suits for bike leathers – volunteering for SERV Wessex, members of the National Association of Blood Bikes – a vital free out of hours medical transportation service to the National Health Service. During the pandemic, the national voluntary organisation has stepped up its efforts […]

HM Land Registry to Accept Electronic Signatures

X-Press Legal Services welcomes the move to further digitisation from the HM Land Registry (HMLR) with the announcement that this week it has started to accept ‘witnessed electronic signatures’: electronic signatures that enable an individual to sign legal documents, but which still require a witness who is present at the time to also sign the […]

X-Press Legal Services nominated for top award

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Tom Mannion, owner of our X-Press Legal Services office for Central, South West, and North West London is a finalist for the ‘Next Generation’ category at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards. Hannah Lister, XLS director said, “Being shortlisted in this category is wonderful as it celebrates younger […]

Conveyancers and councils collaborate with X-Press Legal Services during Covid-19

None of us expected the challenges facing the UK housing market during the first stages of #lockdown due to COVID-19. X-Press Legal Services provides solicitors and conveyancing professionals with a complete range of property searches and reports which are at the heart of a property transaction process, related to local authority, property and environmental issues. […]

Home buyers have been given a much needed ‘break’ this week…

It’s been an interesting week in the property sector. As well as our network of offices all seeing a marked increase of up to 272 per cent in the number of searches undertaken month on month May to June, there has also been the launch of new incentives by the Government to improve the UK […]

Property searches the real barometer of the UK housing sector

It’s great news that estate agents are reporting record numbers of enquiries for viewings and interest, but the real barometer of the upturn is when a solicitor is instructed on a property purchase and searches are requested. A month after the UK housing sector started to reawaken post lockdown, we have seen a sharp rise […]

X-Press owners business efforts recognised during ‘virtual awards’

Like many other firms affected during Covid-19, national property search firm X-Press Legal Services has had to adapt to a new way of remote working and business ‘as unusual’ – this includes the firm switching its annual awards ceremony onto the Zoom video conferencing platform for its 27 office network. Managing Director Lynne Lister comments: […]

Webinars are the way forward during current times

For X-Press Legal Services, the adoption of online training during social distancing has enabled us to continue supporting our clients and our local offices. We have been able to reach a far greater number of clients and prospects remotely than we could before Covid-19 restrictions. As a result of Government social distancing measures, we switched […]

X-Press joins forces with Thirdfort to offer secure remote onboarding for clients

X-Press Legal Services is continuing its pioneering ways, by integrating Thirdfort’s innovative remote onboarding app to offer conveyancers compliant remote client id verification as part of our suite of digital data services. This partnership is timely as industry regulators have reminded legal practitioners of the importance of using electronic ID and verification processes in order […]

X-Press owners show community spirit during social distancing

Whilst X-Press owners are still conducting online ‘business as usual’ with clients during the coronavirus pandemic, many have also been able to turn their attention to supporting their local communities. Instead of giving clients their usual gift of Easter eggs this year, X-Press Legal Services in Birchwood decided that they should instead be re-routed and […]

How we are working with you in these uncertain times

X-Press Legal Services – Your professional search partner In uncertain times, it’s good to know that some things just don’t change. At X-Press we’ve always prided ourselves on providing our clients with the most detailed and accurate property search data available. And that won’t change! For your peace of mind and that of your clients: […]

New X-Press office launched in East London

Newham family man, Habib Maljee, has launched a new office of X-Press Legal Services, a property search company in East London for the local conveyancing sector. He’s already making a great start, with several local solicitors and conveyancing professionals all set to partner with X-Press. X-Press Legal Services carries out a comprehensive range of property […]

‘X-Press Pay’ service set to drive efficiencies and compliance for conveyancers

X-Press Legal Services has launched a new online payment system to facilitate direct payment for search fees by consumers – speeding up the house buying process, reducing risk and ensuring compliance with HMRC. Conveyancers will benefit from this new X-Press Pay service by reducing the need to add VAT to disbursements on invoices – allowing […]

Have UK landlords fallen ‘out of love’ with Buy to Let?

In the past few years it has been a love story. UK landlords have enjoyed ‘romancing the rental market’ whilst being ‘wed’ to houses gaining in price. However, HMRC data shows that the number of buy-to-let landlords with multiple properties fell in 2017-18 to 157,000 from 159,000 the year before. Are we starting to see […]

Best Conveyancing Finalists Announced for National Paralegal Awards

X-Press Legal Services is supporting the 2020 National Paralegal Awards by sponsoring the Best Conveyancing Award category and the finalists have just been announced ahead of the awards ceremony on Friday 27th March. Aimee Haden – Bevan Brittan LLP, Amanda Matyjaszczyk – Shakespeare Martineau LLP, Emily Miller – Thomas Legal, Emma Stratford – Thrings LLP, […]

Brexit Day – returning confidence to the housing market…

With all the political uncertainty surrounding Brexit at the back end of last year the housing market and consumer confidence had taken a bit of a battering. The Financial Times reported that the nervousness around the UK’s departure from the EU dissuaded housebuyers at the end of the last decade — the weakest for house […]

X-Press Legal Services ranked #35 in Elite Franchise Top 100 Awards 2020

We are delighted that X-Press Legal Services has been ranked the nation’s 35th best franchise by the Elite Franchise judges, who each year choose the top 100 of the best and brightest franchises that Britain has to offer. This is the third year Elite Franchise has been flying the flag for franchising, a sector which […]

X-Press Roadshow huge Success

We recently held our annual ‘Academy Roadshow’ at Hogarth’s Hotel in Solihull where X-Press Legal owners from around the UK gathered for training and advice from experts on all manner of topics, from PR to HR. Managing Director, Lynne Lister commented, “Since we set up the business 21 years ago, we continue to offer professional […]

X-Press sponsors the National Paralegal Awards

X-Press Legal Services is supporting the 2020 National Paralegal Awards by sponsoring the Best Conveyancing Award category. The National Paralegal Awards are organised by the voluntary regulator, the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR), and champion and reward the work being done by Paralegals across the UK. This year, the 14 categories have been carefully chosen to […]

X-Press Ops Director joins CoPSO Board

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO), the major trade association for the property search industry, has appointed Christian Lister, Operations Director of the X-Press Legal Services Group, as a new Board member. Christian, who has a wealth of experience of dealing with Govt and other stakeholders, is delighted to join the CoPSO Board at […]