By Legal Futures’ Associate SearchFlow
SearchFlow – the UK’s leading provider of property search solutions and legal reports – is delighted to have ordered the 25 millionth digital conveyancing search via the National Land Information Service (NLIS) Hub, since it launched in 2001.
The 25 millionth search was a LLC1 & Con29 for a property in Poole, Dorset, which was requested by solicitors Coles Miller via SearchFlow, which is an NLIS channel. The search request was sent via NLIS to the Local Land Charges team at Purbeck District Council, and was digitally returned to the solicitor in just five days, twice as fast as the Government’s 10-day target.
Dr Thomas Quirke, Managing Director of SearchFlow said, “To have processed 25 million searches in the space of 18 years demonstrates the overall success of NLIS. We are proud to be an NLIS channel and to have been the provider to initiate this milestone search, which was delivered with speed, enabling our client to progress the property transaction without delay.”
Land Data Chief Executive Jan Boothroyd commented: “The appeal of NLIS keeps growing as conveyancers look for speed, security, certainty and integrity of data for their client’s transactions. We are proud to be leading the way within this area of conveyancing and look forward to developing new opportunities for NLIS as it approaches its third decade in the sector.”
NLIS Hub Director Nick Dyoss commented: “This is an impressive achievement that demonstrates NLIS has been successful in its vision to re-engineer the search collation process and that our robust business model is still very much in demand. As more channels sign up to connect to the NLIS Hub and our market share increases, I expect we’ll be marking yet another significant milestone in the not too distant future.”
NLIS has grown to be the leader in the digital authoritative search market and today handles over 40% of all official search requests. It is the third largest provider of searches, behind HMLR and the Coal Authority. NLIS is still the only network to offer digital connectivity with every Local Authority in England and Wales.
With more than one million conveyancing searches and legal reports run every year for over 2,000 legal clients across England and Wales, SearchFlow is regarded as the leading provider of comprehensive searches, surveys, identity checks and conveyancing insurance solutions and prides itself in working in partnership with its clients to provide solutions that enable competitive advantage.