WHERE EXPERIENCE MATTERS
WHERE EXPERIENCE MATTERS
We have been collecting and storing data since 1992. We provide property information and conveyancing products to solicitors and data organisations throughout England & Wales. So far, we have processed over 3.4 million searches, and we are still growing.
The accuracy of our data, and quality check methodology, means our claims history is impeccable. Our searches are covered by Professional Indemnity Cover up to £10m.
To further support due diligence, OneSearch Direct subscribe to the Search Code, which is regulated and monitored by the Property Code Compliance Board (PCCB).
Lender requirements are satisfied through rigorously tested compliance measures, including a remote office with fully operational capabilities, effective within 24 hours.
No other company exists with our range of datasets, insights, specialist local search knowledge, and integration technology.
Our flagship product, the Regulated Local Search, is backed by £10 Million Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Personal searches are now accepted by the majority of mortgage lenders.
Please click here to find out which lenders accept personal searches.
At OneSearch Direct, we understand that the need to cancel a search request may occasionally arise. Wherever possible, we will cancel a request without attaching a charge. In some instances, however, we may need to recover costs which have already been incurred. Any such costs will be applied in line with the following timescales: Any personal search cancelled up to one working day after the order is placed can be cancelled without charge; Any personal search cancelled on the expected return date, or one working day before, will attract a 100% charge; Any personal search cancellation request made between these times will attract a 50% charge; Any ancillary report cancellation request received where no work has been carried out can be cancelled without charge. Any direct costs incurred will be passed on and charged in full. Should you have any questions regarding the cancellation policy please contact the Customer Services Department on 0800 052 0117.
We are the largest local authority data search company in the UK, providing property information and conveyancing search reports to solicitors nationwide.
Established in 1992, we have over 20 years expertise.
We are founding members of the Council of Property Search Organisation (CoPSO) and The Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB)
We are fully compliant with all aspects of the Search Code.
Unrivalled expertise – we have 200 years experience in our management team alone!
Currently the only company in England & Wales to hold a national database of all available CON29 data on every property in England and Wales. No other search provider has this unique dataset.
We collect data prior to any searches being done
We produce and sell our own proprietary data products, with clear, concise, accurate reporting – click on our Samples Page to see our high quality standard.
We triple QC all data—during collection, at point of entry to the database, and again when used in searches.
Our intelligent systems are built for extensive volume capacity.
Elizabeth Jarvis is the managing director of OneSearch Direct.
Following her graduation in 1994, Elizabeth started her career as a duty editor within a media company before joining the company in 1995. Having worked in almost every area of the business, and been chief operating officer for the last ten years, she has a sound working knowledge of how OneSearch Direct fits into the conveyancing process.
Marcus Noble is the chairman of OneSearch Direct.
Marcus has been with the Company since 2000 in a corporate advisory capacity. With extensive experience in business growth, he has acted as advisor to NADSAQ, LSE and unlisted Boards over the last 20 years mainly in the technology sector. Marcus has traveled extensively in his business life and has spent many years working in the USA, Asia and the Middle East. He now lives in Scotland and is married with 2 children.
Stuart is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in defining strategy and managing change.
An expert in assisting with the preparation of Business Plans and Financial models, Stuart plays a key role in the delivery of our financial reporting, forecasting and cash management.
Strategic Partnerships and Panels Manager
A former member of the National Association of Estate Agents, Lidia is responsible for developing our strategic commercial partnerships, panel management, and managing our telesales office.
Lidia’s expertise is in developing our strategic partnerships and panel relationships. Supporting customer development and growth by implementing sustainable solutions, Lidia provides necessary consistency and coordination between the various services provided by OneSearch Direct.
Group Accountant and Finance Controller
Caroline is our Group Accountant and Finance Controller, and a Fellowship member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Caroline has been heavily involved in audits within several industries throughout her career, and she has particular expertise in forecasting, and coaching young finance professionals.
Our Data Research Manager oversees two teams within the company: the Data Team (who gather CON29 data) and the Highways Team (who supply Highway Authority data to Landmark Information Group).
Managing 19 highly-skilled staff, Elizabeth co-ordinates the daily capturing and triple quality check of data from all local authorities in England and Wales, and other external providers. She has specialist knowledge of Highways, Traffic Planning, Housing, and Local Environment data.
Our key objective is to provide our customers with practical solutions that enhance their business.
Our investment in technology, coupled with skilled staff and a creative development team, allows us to future-proof our operation by spotting market trends and staying ahead of them.
The OneSearch Methodology proves our data far exceeds the scope of traditional Local Authority or Personal Searches. You can have complete confidence when using our products and services, safe in the knowledge that our practices are rigorously tested and meet SRA guidelines.
With up to £10 million Professional Indemnity Insurance, you can depend on us to provide full and complete data that goes above and beyond a standard Local Authority search.
Data Quality is our key strength and distinguishes us from councils and other personal search suppliers. It is crucial in supporting your own risk management practices.
In a noisy, fluctuating industry, it makes sense to rely on a company who are long-established market leaders. We break away from our smaller, inexperienced competitors, with our team of over 100 people.
OneSearch Direct are proud to support the following charities
1. Order appropriate searches specific to your property.
2. Quote for work, including your own fees.
3. Place an order, through our integrated platform.
Our operational standards and search accuracy ensures you are not exposed to search-related PI claims.
Time is money and cannot be wasted. We recognise the need for fast, efficient processes, leaving your staff free to handle their workloads.
We can support you with several initiatives to help you attract new, profitable clients in lucrative market segments.
We understand the importance of providing excellent service to you, to facilitate your own high service standards to your clients.
We meticulously search through every local newspaper, public notice register and committee meeting document for all council areas in England & Wales to garner relevant data.
We capture data at every stage, from initial proposals, public consultations, and committee hearings, to advertisement. By the time any action is authorised, we have a comprehensive backstory in our unrivalled database.
We update this information daily, in order to maintain full accuracy. This also allows us to generate national geographical data faster than any individual local authority.
All data is verified and put through stringent quality assurance checks to guarantee the highest quality of information.
For more information on formats we offer or data we provide, contact us
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Our expansion into new industries means we now also provide traffic, mapping and environmental data.
We provide over 80 different property reports, including:
» residential and commercial Regulated Local Authority searches
» mining and environmental searches
» CON29DW Water and Drainage Reports
» a full range of specialist reports.
Please visit Our Products page for more information.
Anyone who requires property searches as part of the conveyancing process. Our customer base ranges from residential and commercial conveyancing solicitors to lenders.
We also provide intelligence for data analysis, using our unique CON29 database. For more information on our datasets, click here.
Using an unbeatable combination of technology and experience, we are able to return searches considerably faster than most councils and personal search companies.
Yes. We carry professional indemnity insurance of £10 Million for both residential and commercial properties. This includes OneSearch Prime and our Drainage & Water search.
Unless otherwise agreed when you set up an account facility with us, our standard payment terms are 30 days from the date of invoice.
Yes, we do.
The Search Code provides protection for homebuyers, sellers, estate agents, conveyancers and mortgage lenders who rely on the information included in property search reports undertaken by subscribers. The Code sets out minimum standards which organisations compiling and selling search reports have to meet.