Fitzalan Partners acquires leading conveyancing search provider, Searches UK Limited

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11 January 2016


Fitzalan Logo finalFitzalan Partners is pleased to announce the acquisition of Searches UK, the leading conveyancing and search provider.

Established in 2008 by Andrew Stenning and based in Hove, Sussex, Searches is a leading conveyancing search provider in England & Wales predominantly for residential property transactions.

The Company acts as a service provider to over 140 solicitors and licensed conveyancers providing search information across six core product categories: Local Authority, Drainage & Water, Environmental, Chancel, Planning and Flood.

Searches uses a nationwide network of search agents to provide the relevant search reports.

Searches UK will enable Fitzalan Partners to offer its customers a comprehensive and tailored service proposition.

About the acquisition, managing director Richard Rickwood commented:

“Having worked with Andrew and the team at Searches UK, Fitzalan Partners is looking forward to welcoming them to the group. We are always looking for ways to help house buyers, and by bringing our services together we believe that the conveyancing process will be far smoother. I look forward to an exciting future for both companies”

Fitzalan Partners is part of the NAHL group of companies, and their CEO, Russell Atkinson, had this to say:

“Searches UK is a high quality business and has an excellent reputation within the conveyancing industry and therefore we are delighted that Andrew and his team are joining the Group. As we have stated previously the conveyancing sector remains highly fragmented with significant opportunities to grow market share.

“The integration of Searches expands Fitzalan’s range of services to its customers and the business is ideally positioned to continue winning market share and growing both revenue and profits.”



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