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ETSOS Round-up

14th August 2015

The housing recovery may be stuttering at the moment but such hesitancy is not preventing ETSOS continuing its track record of impressive growth. Indeed, against a backdrop of a 9% drop in home movers, our performance year to date is up by 20%, with record volumes in March, which was then beaten by May’s figures, which were then trumped in turn by June and July!

It’s been commented upon in a couple of recent case studies; you do like the fact that we listen, and even better, take action to change and/or improve a product or service (and even if it’s quite good to start off with, we can rely on our clients to keep us on our toes!). The latest example of ETSOS tuning into your needs is that we have recently responded to user feedback on the QRS, introducing some nifty functionality to help out with quote production. An easy to use new template editor will now give users the ability to customise the layout and format of both their quotes and emails, to further improve quality of presentation and professional branding.

One of the hallmarks of the ETSOS search platform is its enduring breadth and depth – we always aim to have the largest product selection of any search provider in the country.

So we’re delighted to announce a number of new additions to the portfolio, the first of which is an update to our Hazard Checker recommendation service: Landmark’s alert service on local planning applications.

Groundsure’s Utilities Report, which comes in a number of useful variants, is a good choice for anyone with a project involving ground penetration both for new and existing site developments ; while PlanVal’s Capital Allowance Check is a concise, real-time report designed to allow solicitors to determine a potential Capital Allowance on a property transaction and evidence their compliance with the Law Society Practice Note. Check out our latest article from top 30 Accountancy firms Armstrong Watson. 

Last but not least on the reports side, let us remind you of an old favourite recently revamped.  DevAssist’s report for potential purchasers of commercial property or large residential properties: DevAcquire identifies potential development risks up to 75m from the boundaries of the property, whilst also looking at the development potential of the subject property. You’ll never move house without one again!

We can’t conclude this round-up without a quick update on our new commercial property platform. It is now in regular use at a number of firms across the country and we’re getting plenty of positive comments, plus some useful suggestions that we’re already taking on board. The mapping technology has been a huge hit, supporting our belief that previous systems available to conveyancers were not really fit for purpose and certainly vindicating our decision to start from scratch and invest accordingly.

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