We provide solicitors and conveyancing professionals with a complete range of property searches and reports that comply with all of the relevant regulations. These form an essential part of the property-buying process throughout England and Wales.

Our key services include:

Our bespoke, centralised quotation and private messaging service can be used by ALL relevant property professionals involved in the conveyancing process, and can connect all of the parties involved in a property transaction. It includes a built-in case tracker to provide real-time access to information; quotes on letterheaded paper for targeted marketing; and a stamp duty calculator. This one-stop-shop for prospective buyers saves time and slashes the number of telephone calls needed.

This is an online ‘magazine’ of guides written by legal professionals in simple, jargon-free language.  Clients of X-Press are given a free listing in ‘Find a Solicitor’ directory, and each article includes a linkback to the law firm’s website, so we’re helping you to market your law firm – the website has 10.5K unique visitors each month. To visit, Law Plain and Simple, click here.

Commercial Utility searches

If you’re involved in the development of commercial property, this can be held up by slow and complex utility searches which can be both frustrating and costly.  Utility searches previously required individual contact with each utility provider and typically took 30-40 days.  We can now slash this time to as little as ten days with our new utility plant record search.  The results are compiled into one logical, easy-to-read report which covers all the utilities affecting your client’s development.  You can order a search easily through our ICOS system and you or your client can choose how much to pay depending on how quickly you need the report.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) returns

HMRC has shortened the submission time for SDLT returns to 14 days from completion.  Second homes, transfers of equity and the Welsh Land Transaction (LTT) have added to the complexity of these returns.  We have therefore developed a unique SDLT ‘check and send’ service that makes returns simpler for conveyancers.  This works in a similar way to the Post Office’s passport service.  When you send the forms, they go through our pre-submission checking system.  The calculations will be checked for errors and either returned to you with any issues highlighted or forwarded to HMRC.  This ensures extremely high accuracy rates on SDLT returns and prevents overpayments.  It also eliminates the very long and time-consuming process of trying to claim back client monies from HMRC.  You can invoice this service as a disbursement and it can be easily ordered through our ICOS system.