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Hoowla news and updates to our conveyancing platform

 

Breaking news from the Hoowla conveyancing software team


We’ve gone full case management for all areas of law. You can now run any legal case in Hoowla. We’ve also introduced popup reminders so you never forget a task and you can now complete SDLT4 forms. All the updates are ready for you to use today. If you have any questions or feedback then please get in touch.

It’s time to throw out your old case management software

You can now use Hoowla for any area of law and manage any legal case.

Pay per case with no set up costs and no ongoing licence fees, it’s time to move your whole practice onto Hoowla.

Areas of Law:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Conveyancing
  • Civil
  • Criminal Defence
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Tax
  • Repossession
  • Wills
  • Probate

Never forget a task

 

Place a task in the diary and have Hoowla automatically remind you about it. Set any number of notifications that will pop up on screen and alert you from your inbox.

Customers favourite features


SDLT4 has arrived

 

You can now complete SDLT4 form submissions online through Hoowla to satisfy the more complex commercial transactions and leases found in conveyancing.

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Hoowla’s teamed up with SearchFlow to provide an integrated conveyancing search ordering experience for solicitors using their case management software. Both Hoowla and SearchFlow are dedicated to making conveyancers lives easier and understand the need for speed and efficiency in the conveyancing process. The partnership with SearchFlow provides even more choice for conveyancing firms already using Hoowla’s case management software.

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“We have a growing number of search partners tightly integrated within Hoowla now and are delighted that SearchFlow have teamed up with us”. Comments Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla. “It’s important to us that we are able to provide choice for our customers and we’ve focused on ensuring the ordering experience in our case management software is consistent whichever provider our customers choose”.

Hoowla is recognised as the alternative to the Law Society’s Veyo platform and is modernising conveyancing for law firms. Developed in the UK and using the latest cloud technology, Hoowla promotes a modern approach to legal software is a growing provider for the legal industry. Their case management software covers all areas of law and includes a customisable workflow engine, client relationship management, full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, practice performance reporting and more. Specialised features for conveyancers include integrated search ordering and alerts, online SDLT submissions, Land Registry integration with automated PDF form filling and key partnerships within the industry.

Hoowla provides transparent pricing on their website, operating a pay per case model with no setup charges and doesn’t lock customers into lengthy contracts. Hoowla offers 24 hour support and works closely with customers, quickly integrating feature requests into the system at no extra cost.

For further details on Hoowla and to arrange a demo contact 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

 

Breaking news from the Hoowla conveyancing software team


We’ve gone full case management for all areas of law. You can now run any legal case in Hoowla. We’ve also introduced popup reminders so you never forget a task and you can now complete SDLT4 forms. All the updates are ready for you to use today. If you have any questions or feedback then please get in touch.

It’s time to throw out your old case management software

You can now use Hoowla for any area of law and manage any legal case.Pay per case with no set up costs and no ongoing licence fees, it’s time to move your whole practice onto Hoowla.

Areas of Law:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Conveyancing
  • Civil
  • Criminal Defence
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Tax
  • Repossession
  • Wills
  • Probate

Never forget a task

Place a task in the diary and have Hoowla automatically remind you about it. Set any number of notifications that will pop up on screen and alert you from your inbox.

Customers favourite features


SDLT4 has arrived

You can now complete SDLT4 form submissions online through Hoowla to satisfy the more complex commercial transactions and leases found in conveyancing.

Login and checkout all the new features
or give us a call on 01792 687 146 to find out moreWe continually evolve Hoowla, adding new features and creating exciting partnerships. If you have a suggestion then send it over by replying to this email, we read every one.

 

 

Breaking news from the Hoowla conveyancing software team


You can now add any legal form to your case in Hoowla and fill the form in online. In fact we will accommodate any form you like in your account. We’ve also introduced property search alerts when ordering searches and included an interactive boundary map. All the updates are ready for you to use today. If you have any questions or feedback then please get in touch.

Fill in any legal forms automatically

You can now fill out any legal form in Hoowla and download it as an editable PDF to fill out separately. If any information in the form is already part of your case then it will be automatically merged into it, saving you valuable time. All the forms you generate are saved to your case and can easily be shared with your clients.The legal forms available in Hoowla today:
  • AP1
  • TP1
  • TP2
  • TR1
  • TR2
  • Continuation sheet

Hoowla can accommodate any form

We can add any form you like to your Hoowla account, all you need to do is ask. With your own forms you still get all the benefits of being able to fill them out online and download them as editable PDFs. You can even share forms with your clients for them to fill out for you. Here are some examples:
  • Your Law Society forms
  • Client instruction forms
  • Client feedback questionnaires

Instant property search alerts

We’ve introduced automatic property search alerts to help you make informed decisions when ordering your searches. The first of our alerts uses data from the Coal Authority for your CON29M.

Our integrated search partners


Interactive boundary maps

When ordering SearchFlow searches you don’t have to find and attach a boundary map to your order, instead you have the option to select the boundary yourself via an interactive map.

* If you are interested in becoming a search partner then please do get in touch with us.
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Edward Mellor sought to provide an enhanced and tailored conveyancing experience for their clients, strengthen relationships with their panel of local conveyancing solicitors and improve business intelligence around the large volume of transactions their agency generates. They embedded Hoowla’s cloud based conveyancing panel management software at the start of 2015 to achieve just that.

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Hoowla’s panel management software is used by over 70 members of Edward Mellor’s team along with their panel of conveyancing solicitors and their clients. Hoowla generates instant conveyancing quotes for home-movers and refers them directly to Edward Mellors panel firms. Edward Mellors team monitor successful instructions and help win work for their solicitors, all supported and streamlined by Hoowla’s conveyancing technology. A suite of business intelligence reports provide detailed insight from quotes right through to completions across the agency. Built in accounts ensure all financial matters linked to referrals are covered too.

Edward Mellor’s panel of conveyancing firms have also embraced Hoowla’s conveyancing technology by adopting their case management software to progress cases from instruction through to post completion. The firms spared no time embedding the software into their practices and quickly familiarised themselves with Hoowla. The intuitively designed software and round the clock support from the Hoowla team ensured the transition went smoothly.

Suzanne Wharton, Operations Manager at Edward Mellor comments; “Our staff and the solicitors in our panel find it easy to use and it has streamlined the process of referring clients to our panel. With complete visibility of the progression of all of our properties we can quickly react to anything that may slow down progress and step in to support our panel firms. Hoowla helps us maintain a great working relationship with our solicitors and provide a fantastic conveyancing experience for all of our clients. The back-office set up is also very easy to use, including setting up users, managing invoicing and reporting. The team at Hoowla have been supporting us every step of the way, listening to our feedback and have been quick to react and enhance their service incorporating our ideas.”

Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla, comments; “We’ve worked closely with the team at Edward Mellor, with every member of their panel and most importantly listened to their feedback to ensure Hoowla really delivers results for them. Our customisable workflow technology has allowed Edward Mellor and their panel firms to really tailor the home-moving experience for their clients. Our team thoroughly enjoys working with such a modern, progressive agency and group of conveyancing firms.”

Hoowla now helps to keep Edward Mellor and their clients in the loop on the progress of all their property transactions. The home-moving experience has been enhanced with the team regularly seeing clients log in for updates on their case, to ask questions and provide information. Everyone benefits from access to the online case tracking and collaboration tools and an improved level of transparency Hoowla brings.

Hoowla, an online conveyancing case management provider and recognised alternative to the Law Society’s Veyo platform, also provides panel management software which allows estate agents and mortgage brokers to manage their own private panel of solicitors. Hoowla keeps everyone in the loop throughout the conveyancing process through a modern, professional interface. Hoowla offers 24 hour support and works closely with customers, quickly integrating feature requests into the system at no extra cost.

 

 

 

Breaking news from the Hoowla conveyancing software team

We’re offering you one free AML check with every case you run through Hoowla using our integrated AML checking service.

You can now include a personalised message when emailing a document, automatically address multiple clients in the same letter, include lenders and landlords in your cases and drag and drop to upload documents.  All the updates are ready for you to use today. If you have any questions or feedback then please get in touch.

Free AML check with every conveyancing case

We’ve partnered with SmartSearch, specialists in the provision of Anti-Money Laundering Verification Services and Fraud Prevention Solutions, to deliver an integrated AML checking solution in Hoowla.
  • Effortlessly perform AML checks on any client
  • A clear PASS or REFER result within seconds
  • AML certificate produced automatically and saved in Hoowla
  • Piece of mind that satisfactory Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) is being carried out
  • 1 Free check with every conveyancing case
  • £3.70 per check thereafter
Contact us today to find out more about your free AML checks

Add lenders and landlords

Lenders and Landlords can be recorded in people, attached to cases and their details merged into letters.

Easily address multiple clients

You can now easily address multiple clients in letters using our quick salutations builder.

Drag and drop to upload files

A highly requested feature, you can now drag and drop files to upload them directly to a case.

Include a covering message

Include a covering message for clients when emailing documents through Hoowla.

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or give us a call on 01792 687 146 to find out moreWe continually evolve Hoowla, adding new features and creating exciting partnerships. If you have a suggestion then send it over by replying to this email, we read every one.

 

 

Breaking news from the Hoowla conveyancing software team


With five new solicitors signing up to Hoowla in the last three weeks it’s been a busy time. We still have managed to add new functionality into the system. Take a look at our new features: –

Allow clients to instruct your firm from a quote and supply case details before you have even opened the file.

 

We are always looking to improve the number of clients that instruct from a quote and the time it takes to setup a case.

With our new instruct button we have achieved both. With a tick of a box in your quote calculator setup area you can turn on the instruct from quote button on all quotes. This means the client can then instruct you from the quote and fill in extra details around the case to pre-populate the documents before you have even opened the file.

We can also customise the text and data collected, along with automatically sending out additional documents on case create, like your client welcome pack.

This feature can be used by full case management users and our quote calculator only customers.
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Request Missing Data from Anyone in the Case to Auto Complete Documents

 

Hoowla has always allowed you to quickly request data from anyone involved in the case but over the last few months we have compiled your feedback and now made it even easier to request and fill in data for any document template stored on our system.

Client Testimonial

 

Recently Launched Licensed Conveyancer Fletcher Longstaff Choose Hoowla as their Case Management Software.

Adam Cheal, Director at Fletcher Longstaff says, ‘I have found Hoowla and their quote engine to be invaluable in the setup of my firm and the implementation of my website and my vision. I feel it is vitally important that clients can receive all services as and when they want them and for clients to be able to obtain an instant quote in a matter of seconds can only be a good thing. This also ties in nicely with using Hoowla’s case management system as the two link together very nicely and will ultimately provide clients with a much better service. I cannot recommend the system enough’.

Never Miss a Task Deadline Again with our Easy to Use Diary System

 

Now you can view all your case tasks in one place. Hoowla’s diary view means deadlines will be highlighted along side your daily tasks. Set reminds and generally manage the day to day.

Our Solicitors’ Favourite Features



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We continually evolve Hoowla, adding new features and creating exciting partnerships. If you have a suggestion then send it over by replying to this email; we read every one.

 

Lincoln Property Lawyers Fletcher Longstaff have selected Hoowla’s case management software to support their strategy in delivering a first class modern conveyancing service for their clients and colleagues.

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With no initial financial outlay, Hoowla’s pay per case fee structure with no setup charge made the decision in selecting Hoowla a no brainer and ideal for any new conveyancing firm starting up business.

Fletcher Longstaff will benefit from Hoowla’s conveyancing quote calculator to generate quick conveyancing quotes for prospective clients. This includes a self-service calculator on their website allowing home-movers to receive an automatic quote whilst all associated information is sent instantly into Hoowla, alerting the team at Fletcher Longstaff to follow up. They will also join Hoowla’s panel which targets home-movers looking for conveyancing quotes.

Hoowla’s conveyancing software provides home-movers and estate agents with access to communication and information tools that support Fletcher Longstaff in instructing and progressing files. This unrivalled level of functionality in case management software helps the team deliver their vision of a professional modern service for all their clients.

Adam Cheal, Director at Fletcher Longstaff comments, “I have found Hoowla and their quote engine to be invaluable in the setup of my firm and the implementation of my website and my vision. I feel it is vitally important that clients can receive all services as and when they want them and for clients to be able to obtain an instant quote in a matter of seconds can only be a good thing. This also ties in nicely with using Hoowla’s case management system as the two link together very nicely and will ultimately provide clients with a much better service. I cannot recommend the system enough”.

Hoowla promotes a modern approach to conveyancing with case management software that includes full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, search ordering, Land Registry integration, online SDLT submissions, dashboard reporting and more. Estate agents and home-movers have access to tools that offer a new level of interaction and communication they come to expect in today’s world.

For further information please call 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com.


We are delighted to announce our partnership with Signable, a leading provider of digital signature solutions. We’ve enhanced the information displayed around your documents and letters, updated our conveyancing quote calculator for price on application requests and added some new business intelligence reports as well. The updates are ready for you to use and if you have any questions or feedback then please get in touch.

Secure digital document signing with electronic signatures

We’ve partnered with Signable to bring you digital document signing through Hoowla. Signable are a leading provider of digital signature solutions. They comply with e-signature laws set by the UK and other member states within the European Union and exceed all of the regulations regarding accepting and processing documents, signed via electronic signatures.There are documents that can’t be executed electronically in conveyancing (principally the deeds), however there are documents which can be signed electronically for example when instructing a client. Save on printing and postage costs and associated delays, benefit from documents being signed and returned in minutes and provide a professional and streamlined customer experience.

Visual correspondence activity

We’ve updated our interface to bring you all the information you need around generating and sending letters and documents. Know if documents have been received by clients, when they’ve been read and if they’ve been downloaded.

Business intelligence reports

We’ve added a host of new reports for monitoring your firm’s performance, ensuring your meeting business targets from tracking customer acquisition to managing case loads across your staff and firm.

Price on application

We’ve enhanced our quote calculator to facilitate price on application for high value cases where bespoke quotes need drafting. You have complete control over the price bands that require a bespoke quote even setting up your entire calculator to be POA.

Our solicitors favourite features

 



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We are pleased to announce that the next phase in our integration with Land Registry Business Gateway is live. We’d also like to welcome a new search provider to Hoowla and let you know we’ve updated our precedence packs. Finally based on the feedback of our fantastic clients, we’ve made a number of important updates to our interface. The updates are ready for you to use and if you have any questions or feedback then please get in touch.

The Land Registry: Application for Official Copies


You can now request Official Copies of the Register from within a case and have the digital version of the Official Copy Title Plan instantly returned. CEO of Hoowla, Adam Curtis comments:

“The launch of both Search by Property Description and Request for Official Copies of the Register demonstrates our on-going commitment to meeting the needs of conveyancers in today’s digital market. We will continue to roll out Land Registry Services and ensure our conveyancing software adds real time and cost savings for our clients.

New search provider: Quantus Conveyancing Support Services

We would like to welcome Quantus as the latest search provider to integrate their services with us. We have teamed up with Quantus to enable our clients to order searches from within Hoowla via them.

Improved key dates

We’ve listened to your feedback and made improvements to key dates following the release of our newly designed case screen last month. Key dates now feature much more prominently, helping to keep everyone on track.

Improved precedent pack and new workflows

We’ve updated our precedent pack with new letters and improved our default workflows. All clients have access to our default templates but if you have your own letters and workflows we’ll add them to Hoowla for you.

Improving your experience

Your feedback has helped us improve Hoowla. Here are just a few of your improvements. Create case button now called instruct client, a go to case button for clients, clients name appears on the case screen, search by clients on case screen, reassign case sends email.

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give us a call on 01792 687 146 to find out moreWe continually evolve Hoowla, adding new features and creating exciting partnerships. If you have a suggestion then send it over by replying to this email, we read every one.