How Conveyancing Firms can prepare for success following SRA Law Firm Pricing Publication

December 13, 2018

New SRA transparency rules that came into force in December 2018 require pricing and service information to be available on law firm websites for selected legal services, including residential conveyancing. Here we aim to help you make the most of the changes by discussing steps every conveyancing firm should be taking to maximise their appeal […]

Property Price Growth Slumps in June

August 31, 2018

While property prices in the United Kingdom continue to increase slightly, the growth rate is at its lowest in five years. According to new data released by HM Land Registry for June, prices have risen by 0.4% from May and by 3% compared to the previous year. Between July 2017 and July 2018, house price percentage change […]

New Product: Terrafirma CON29M Coal Mining Report

July 11, 2018

OneSearch Direct would like to make our customers aware that we have introduced the Terrafirma CON29M report to our products. Terrafirma CON29M is the enhanced alternative to The Coal Authority CON29M report, providing expert answers to all 11 questions, (14 for commercial properties), using Coal Authority licensed data. About the CON29M Report The CON29M report […]

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Update on Cheshire Brine Information

June 4, 2018

What is the new Cheshire Salt Search? The Cheshire Salt Search is a Law Society requirement on subsidence risk due to brine extraction in Cheshire. Much of Cheshire is at increased risk of subsidence due to the presence of brine and previous mining practices, and the extent of this risk is not always identifiable by […]

Change To CON29M Coal Mining Search Report

May 17, 2018

OneSearch Direct would like to make our customers aware of a change to one of our search products. With effect from 1st June 2018 the Cheshire brine search will no longer be included in the CON29M Mining Search Report produced by The Coal Authority. This is a result of The Coal Authority’s licence to hold this […]

Landmark Commercial Product Price Changes

May 13, 2018

Please be advised of the following upcoming product and price updates as of  Monday 14th May 2018: Landmark SiteSolutions Highways – New Price: £156.00 Landmark SiteSolutions Residence – New Price: £126.00 Landmark FloodSolutions Commercial – New Price:  £162.00 Landmark SiteSolutions Commercial – New Price: £312.00 Landmark SiteSolutions Combined – New Price: £384.00 Landmark EstateSolutions Farm – New Price: £330.00 Product Retirement We […]

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Satellite Images Used to Create Ground Motion Map

April 30, 2018

New technology, developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham, has been used to create a UK-wide ground motion map. Using thousands of satellite radar images, the technology was applied under license by Geomatic Ventures Limited (GVL), an University spin-out company, to create a complete land motion map of the UK as a natural progression […]

First Digital Mortgage Deed Entered Into Land Register

April 23, 2018

Earlier this month the first digital mortgage deed was entered into the Land Register, making it the first mortgage deed to be registered without the need for a witness to watch as the homeowner applies an ink signature to a paper mortgage deed.   The introduction of digital registration forms part of HM Land Registry’s […]

Terrafirma Announcement April 2018

April 16, 2018

Our Partners at Terrafirma have announced the launch of their official CON29M Coal and Brine Mining Report, which will be available on the 16th April 2018. Tom Backhouse, CEO & Founder, Terrafirma, comments: “Terrafirma have worked hard to achieve the standards required for the Law Society and Coal Authority to allow Terrafirma the use of the official CON29M […]

Coal Authority Price Increase April 2018

April 15, 2018

Following the Coal Authority’s annual pricing review, they have now issued a new pricing structure, detailed as follows:     These new prices include VAT and will take effect from Monday 16th April. If you have any questions about how this will affect you and your clients, please contact our customer service team on 0800 052 0117.

Legalex 2018

March 20, 2018

Will you be attending Legalex? Come and visit us at Stand 300, and discover how we can help your firm win more work for your business! Legalex is the UK’s first, largest and fastest growing legal event specifically designed to help the most ambitious law firms grow and the most progressive legal professionals develop. Free […]

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#IWD2018 ♀

March 8, 2018

Today is International Women’s Day: a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At OneSearch Direct, we are marking this important day by publishing a special interview with our Managing Director, Elizabeth Jarvis. Who is your biggest influence/biggest female icon? Malala Yousafzai. Shot by the Taliban for having the temerity […]

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Small Firm? Think Big!

March 6, 2018

Are you part of a small firm? It can sometimes seem impossible to compete against larger firms with huge marketing budgets and impenetrable clout. At OneSearch, we believe you deserve just as much recognition for your stellar work in the industry, and that is why we recommend you submit an entry to theSmall Conveyancing Firms category in the LFS Conveyancing […]

Young Conveyancer Award

February 22, 2018

Are you under 30 years old, have control of your own case load, and are you responsible for the client from instruction through to completion? The Young Conveyancer Award is for you! As explained in Today’s Conveyancer, Richard Mathias of LFS comments: “Young Conveyancer has been our most popular category over recent years and we now […]

Important Price & Product Notification

February 22, 2018

Please be advised of the following upcoming product and price updates: Introduction of Groundsure Homebuyers Plus Enhancement of Groundsure Flood and Groundsure Planning Enhancement of Landmark Sitecheck Combined Discontinuation of some Groundsure Products Details have been reproduced for your information below.   New Product Alert!   Groundsure’s Homebuyers Plus report is a new residential environmental risk report, an enhanced version of […]

Manchester Roadshow this week!

February 12, 2018

For those who were unable to take part in our Leeds roadshow and networking event, we are delighted to let you know there are a few remaining tickets left for the Manchester event this Thursday 15th February, at Malmaison Manchester. Taking place from 4pm – 7pm, we will examine the findings of an impact study we recently commissioned […]

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Free Price Transparency Events

January 11, 2018

We are delighted to announce a series of FREE roadshow and networking events, to examine the findings of an impact study we recently commissioned in collaboration withTonic Works, supported by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. The study investigates the impact of adding an instant fee estimate generator to a law firm’s website. We wanted to know whether the presence […]

Enhanced Drainage & Water Search

December 4, 2017

Please be advised that from 1st January 2018, our OneSearch DW Drainage and Water search will benefit from the following product enhancements: Added insurance policy to cover against unavailable data. Clear, uniform design similar to OneSearch Prime. New summary page, for ease of interpretation. The addition of insurance, from Stewart Title Ltd, means our search is now […]

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OneSearch Duo

October 13, 2017

We are thrilled to inform you that today marks the launch of a product that seeks to catapult the search industry into a new standard of higher efficiency, through the use of big data. OneSearch Duo is a new two-part Regulated Local search, which returns the majority of search results within just 24 hours. The product […]

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Free Webinar with Terrafirma

October 2, 2017

We are delighted to present to you our latest free webinar in collaboration with Terrafirma, taking place on Monday 30th October at 11:00am: Managing Risks: What Lies Beneath? The purpose of the 45-minute webinar is to better understand the physical, financial and legal risks associated with the UK’s extractive industries. An often misunderstood and overlooked […]

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Homecheck Mining and Subsidence Report

August 31, 2017

Please be advised that from today, 31st August 2017, Landmark’s Homecheck Ground Stability Report is being renamed and replaced by the enhanced product Homecheck Mining and Subsidence Report. Due to the new enhanced product launching on 31st August, the Landmark Subsidence Risk Rating Report will also be retired, as the Homecheck Mining and Subsidence Report is a much more valuable alternative. The following […]

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AML with global identity experts GBG

June 12, 2017

We are delighted to announce our affiliation with GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence. As part of an ongoing mission to combat ID fraud, we now offer fully integrated GBG Anti-Money Laundering and Document Checks on our online ordering platform, allowing for strengthened levels of compliance. With access to reference data for more […]

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Search Provider of the Year shortlist!

June 8, 2017

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for Search Provider of the Year at the 2017 Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Conveyancing Awards.   Founded in 2016, the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Conveyancing Awards was created to celebrate leaders in the industry, who seek unique solutions for their businesses and clients. At the inaugural event, OneSearch Direct presented […]

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Introducing Groundsure Avista

June 6, 2017

Today marks the launch of Groundsure Avista: the seven-in-one environmental report, which condenses results into less than 20 pages, by omitting extraneous data and only returning information relevant to your search. Bringing a new level of clarity to the purchase process, Groundsure filters 106 million data points based on your client’s property boundaries. Using Groundsure IQ to identify any risk factors […]

Insurance Premium Tax: increase of standard rate

May 8, 2017

Please be advised that from 1st June 2017, Insurance Premium Tax will be set at 12%, which is an increase of 2%. This measure was announced at Autumn Statement 2016, and will impact on the following products: Product IPT Increase New Price (Inc IPT) NSR Residential £1m £0.36 £19.86* NSR Residential £500k £0.23 £12.73 NSR Commercial […]

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Flood Product Update

April 27, 2017

We would like to notify you of upcoming changes to the following Landmark and Argyll Environmental residential searches, effective from 1st May: Landmark Homecheck Flood has seen several product enhancements, including upgrades in content, risk model and display. The price will increase to £30.00 inc VAT. Please note: bundles containing Homecheck Flood will also increase by £6.00 inc VAT. The FloodSolutions Residence report is being discontinued as the content is […]

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Easter Closure 2017

April 13, 2017

Please note the office will be closed for the Easter Holidays, on Friday 14th April 2017, and Monday 17th April 2017. We will be open as normal from 8:30am on Tuesday 18th April 2017. Have a happy Easter, from all at OneSearch Direct.

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NSR Chancel Insurance

March 31, 2017

Please be advised that as of the 1st of April, the cost of OneSearch NSR Chancel Insurance will be as follows: OneSearch NSR Chancel Insurance (up to £500,000) £12.50 inc. IPT OneSearch NSR Chancel Insurance (up to £1 Million) £19.50 inc. IPT A surprisingly high number of people who live close to a church are unaware […]

LandSearch notification

March 24, 2017

We have received the following LandSearch notification from Southern Water Services, which has been reproduced for your information below. Please note: whilst this notification relates to all drainage companies and commercial drainage searches in England, this does not affect OneSearch DW searches. Preparing for retail market opening in the water industry: Impacts for the Commercial […]

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Flexi Smart Contingency House Insurance

March 20, 2017

We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Flexi Smart Contingency House Insurance product to our online ordering platform. In conjunction with We Help You Too and the Homebuyer Conveyancing Panel, Flexi Smart Contingency House Insurance provides building insurance in the period from exchange of contracts to completion for up to 28 days. Provided […]

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

December 30, 2016

OneSearch Direct’s head office in Glasgow took part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ this past Friday, baking and fundraising for a fantastic cause and charity. The amazing display of cakes, muffins and cupcakes was quite a sight to behold! We’re delighted to announce that our team of immensely talented bakers helped raise a fantastic £350.31! To find out […]

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Flood Risk – Why it Matters

December 30, 2016

In a recent conversation with a solicitor, one of our Regional Managers discovered a glaring misconception about flood risk. The solicitor believed they were covered for all flood risk when they purchased a particular environmental report. When we pointed out that it didn’t risk assess surface water and groundwater flooding, they were quite surprised. As they wanted to ensure […]

RiskView Residential Report

December 28, 2016

OneSearch are delighted to offer our customers the RiskView Residential Report by Landmark Information Group. This simplified search pack includes four environmental assessments provided in one report, allowing you to offer a fixed-fee search pack for every client. Utilising Landmark’s unique risk assessed land register data, the report includes an online viewer, providing interactive maps and clear […]

Changes to OneSearch Insure Policy products

December 28, 2016

We would like to inform our customers of changes to the OneSearch Insure Buyers Policy and OneSearch Insure Sellers Policy. Our insurers have advised us that the new underwriter for both policies will be Acasta European Insurance Company Limited. There is also a nominal price increase of 21p for both policies. These changes will be in […]

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VAT Charges on CON29 Searches

December 13, 2016

HMRC has confirmed that from 1st of January 2017, all CON29 Searches will include 20% VAT. In light of the new charges, it is anticipated that some Local Authorities may take the opportunity to review their fees and charges for pricing, whilst others have specified that they may consider absorbing the increase. As a provider […]

Coal Authority Price Changes

February 25, 2016

Following the Coal Authority’s announcement that they would be making their data available under commercial licensing terms, they have now issued a new pricing structure, detailed as follows: Coal Authority Price Changes These new prices will take effect from Monday 29th February 2016. More details on the new pricing structure can be found here. If you have any questions about how […]

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Legal Easel CPD Conference Preston

February 22, 2016

OneSearch are taking part in today’s Legal Easel CPD Conference Preston, hosted by Professional Conferences. Discussing major issues in commercial and residential property law, delegates will explore recent case studies on topics such as rights of way, restrictive covenants, and SDLT issues.   Taking place in Ribby Hall Village, Preston, the following key subjects will […]

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Legal Easel Conference – Monday 9th May

February 9, 2016

We are delighted to be exhibiting at The Legal Easel Conference, in association with Professional Conferences. Taking place TODAY, Monday 9th May at the Holiday Inn, Regents Park London, the event will cover Major Issues in Commercial and Residential Property Law, including: RESIDENTIAL AND MIXED-USE SDLT – MAJOR CHANGES TENANTS’ PRE-EMPTION RIGHTS – WHY THEY MATTER TO COMMERCIAL AND […]

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Kian’s Neuroblastoma Journey

February 8, 2016

At OneSearch, we have been baking up a storm over the weekend, and are selling our creations in Skypark Finnieston today. Funds raised will help local two year old boy Kian with his fight against Neuroblastoma. He was diagnosed with  stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma, and while he is currently undergoing intense chemotherapy, funds are being raised for Kian to […]

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Where do you stand when a transaction falls through?

February 7, 2016

It was reported in Estate Agent Today that almost 30% of property transactions fell through in 2015. The claim, made by Quick Move Now, highlighted some of the main reasons for a transaction collapse, including: >> The buyer changing their mind >> Failure to secure a mortgage >> Issues flagged up in the survey >> Sellers pulling […]

Win an Apple Watch at Legalex!

January 19, 2016

We are delighted to be speaking and exhibiting at the upcoming Legalex conference, taking place Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th May at ExCeL London. OneSearch will be located at Stand L520 showcasing a variety of new initiatives, and offering all delegates the chance to enter a free prize draw for an Apple Watch.   Richard Garland, […]

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Brand new report – sneak preview!

January 18, 2016

For the last few months we’ve been hard at work, developing and testing a brand new report layout. In response to user preference and customer feedback, we identified the following themes when creating a “wish list” for the perfect report: A well-defined summary page, detailing the most important matters up front. Clear interpretation throughout, reducing the need for […]

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January 8, 2016

We are proud to be exhibiting at the Residential Property Law & Conveyancing Update – Leeds, hosted by Professional Conferences. Taking place tomorrow, Tuesday 9th February, at Royal Armouries, delegates are invited to come and chat to our Regional Managers, Gavin Potter and Martin Askew, and enter a free prize draw to win a bottle of bubbly! […]

CON29 Update

January 8, 2016

As reported in our June newsletter, The Law Society’s revised CON29 and CON29O forms will go live on 4 July 2016. We have been warned by an increasing number of local authorities to expect delays during this transition, as they make the necessary changes to their own processes. Our ordering platform contains live ETA information for all Regulated Local […]

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Drainage & Water Searches | New pricing structure

January 3, 2016

Drainage Water Prices We have received notification that several water companies intend to increase their prices for Official Drainage and Water Enquiries, which will come into effect from 1st September 2016. To this end, please be advised of our new Official CON29DW pricing structure, as detailed below: If you have any questions about how this will affect […]

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The Rucksack Project – Get Involved!

December 23, 2015

For the second year running, OneSearch took part in The Rucksack Project, and donated items such as warm clothing, blankets, scarves/gloves, and toiletries, for homeless people on Glasgow’s streets. The Rucksack Project was chosen as one of our nominated good causes, for its tangible impact on those who need our help, especially through the winter months. […]

Website & Order Platform now launched!

February 26, 2015

OneSearch Direct, the largest local search data company in the UK, has today released a brand new website to spearhead the launch of several exciting changes within the company.   What started out as a concept for a user-friendly ordering platform led to many months of development, collaboration, and innovation. The end result, following consultation […]

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Christmas Opening Times

February 18, 2015

Christmas Opening Times We would like to take this opportunity to Thank You for all your support throughout 2015. We couldn’t have achieved our success without you. Please note: our office will close for Christmas on Thursday 24th December at 1pm, and reopen Monday 4th January 2016 at 8:30am. This year, instead of sending a […]

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Introducing OneSearch Insure

February 9, 2015

We are thrilled to launch a brand new insurance policy, called OneSearch Insure. The policy provides an exceptional level of security for solicitors and homebuyers. The policy will protect costs incurred, up to a maximum of £1,500, due to the collapse of a property transaction in a number of circumstances. Conveyancing fees and disbursements are […]

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Early closure for office christmas party!

February 4, 2015

Office Christmas Party! Please note: our annual office Christmas party will be taking place on Friday 11th December, and we will be closing the office at 1:00pm that day. We will reopen as normal on Monday 14th December at 8:30am. If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

We release the first 24-hour search report!

February 3, 2015

Here at OneSearch, we have developed a solution for faster search results by creating a new report that can be returned within 24-hours, in most instances. Utilising OneSearch datasets, the OneSearch Express report is the first of its kind in the industry.   As the only search company to hold a CON29 database for every […]

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2015 Review – 3.5m searches on the horizon

January 23, 2015

2015 Review We are celebrating a successful 2015 with the news that we have processed over 3.4 million searches since our inception in 1992. Searches include Regulated Local, Drainage and Water, Ancillary, and even Official Council searches obtained via the OneSearch Direct ordering platform. It has been an exceptional year for OneSearch, starting with the appointment of Elizabeth Jarvis […]

Free CPD Webinar on Planning Risk

January 21, 2015

Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, recently announced that a panel of experts has been created to analyse and improve the local plan-making process. The group includes representatives from local authorities, the legal industry, and developers, and is tasked with simplifying the process to greatly reduce the time it takes for Local Authorities to implement the […]

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And the winner is…

January 15, 2015

We would like to extend a massive Thank You to everyone who entered our our free prize draw, to win a Luxury Christmas Hamper from Fortnum & Mason. We received almost 70 entries in total, combining online and in-person entries at the Modern Law Conveyancing Conference. We have selected the winning entry at random. And the winner […]

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