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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.

Hoowla announces the launch of OC2 in their continued integration with Land Registry Business Gateway. Clients can now request Official Copies of Documents from within Hoowla’s conveyancing case management software.

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Hoowla now provides the title number and tenure for properties via the Search by Property Description Service, requests for Official Copies of the Register and applications for Official Copies of Documents. All information and digital versions of documents are instantly returned and attached to the case where they can be downloaded and shared using Hoowla’s secure digital document system.

CEO of Hoowla, Adam Curtis comments:

“Our rollout of Land Registry services provided via the Business Gateway continues to add real time and cost saving benefits for our clients. Our relationship with the Land Registry strengthens our service offering and ensures we add value for clients using our conveyancing software.”

All clients using Hoowla’s case management software have the ability to easily link up their Land Registry Business Gateway Account. Hoowla is modernising conveyancing for law firms and is a growing software provider for the conveyancing industry, developed in the UK and using the latest cloud technology.

Hoowla promotes a modern approach to conveyancing with case management software that includes full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, search ordering, online SDLT submissions, dashboard reporting and more.

For more information on Hoowla please contact Tom O’Brien on 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

Clients of Hoowla’s online conveyancing case management system can now send documents to be electronically signed. An electronic signature is the digital equivalent of a written (wet) signature. The process is tightly integrated into Hoowla and made possible with the use of Hoowla’s document exchange facility which allows solicitors to send and receive digital documents securely.

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Hoowla have partnered with Signable, a leading provider of electronic signature solutions to deliver the digital signatures. Signable complies with e-signature laws set by the UK and other member states within the European Union, exceeding all of the regulations regarding accepting and processing documents, signed via electronic signatures.

Olly Culverhouse, Owner of Signable comments, “We are ecstatic that Hoowla have decided to partner with us at Signable. We both share a common goal of making business easier for our customers and Signable can really help when managing the signature process for conveyancing related documents and contracts. We are seeing a large increase in awareness of tools like Signable across many different industries however I personally believe that the legal and property sectors are where we can really make a huge difference to business.”

There are still property documents that cannot be executed electronically, principally the deeds which still require a wet signature by law. However a number of documents involved in the conveyancing process can be signed electronically namely around instructing a client. Clients using Hoowla’s digital signatures save on printing and postage costs, associated delays and benefit from documents being signed and returned in minutes.

The future is set to change however and Scotland has already made steps to allow conveyancing to be concluded electronically, supported by the introduction of their Smartcard which acts as a professional ID and provides a secure digital signature. Professor Stewart Brymer OBE, Past-Convenor of the Conveyancing Committee of The Law Society of Scotland and e-conveyancing specialist has been a strong advocate of change, arguing that legally binding electronic signatures and secure electronic document exchange protocols can only be positive for Scottish conveyancing.

Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla comments, “To achieve a total digital office, electronic document signing is a must have. Digital signatures are becoming more common place across all areas of industry as more contracts are handled online. They improve customer experience and efficiency whilst lowering cost and provide huge benefits when integrated with back office systems like Hoowla.”

Hoowla is modernising conveyancing for law firms and is a growing software provider for the conveyancing industry, developed in the UK and using the latest cloud technology. Hoowla promotes a modern approach to conveyancing case management software that includes full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, search ordering, online SDLT submissions, dashboard reporting and more.

Conveyancing case management software provider Hoowla has partnered with Quantus, a major national supplier of support services to the legal profession. Clients can now place property search orders via Quantus directly through Hoowla’s conveyancing software. Fulfilled search orders are automatically returned by Quantus into the client’s case in Hoowla, ready to be downloaded and shared.

 

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 “We are excited to announce our partnership with Quantus” says Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla. “By partnering and integrating with existing service providers in the conveyancing and property industry we bring the experience and credibility of established businesses like Quantus into our conveyancing software making them available for our clients”.

Kevin Preston, Managing Director at Quantus comments: “Our integration with Hoowla is another step in our quest to help clients reduce the amount of time spent on the necessary administrative tasks required. Hoowla’s team have reviewed the entire conveyancing process from a fresh perspective and built a platform that delivers real efficiencies and savings to its users. Quantus has built an enviable reputation for providing fast, accurate and cost effective information, and our partnership with Hoowla is the perfect way of helping us continue to be focused on delivering an outstanding and efficient service.”

Hoowla is modernising conveyancing for law firms and is a growing software provider for the conveyancing industry, developed in the UK and using the latest cloud technology. Hoowla promotes a modern approach to conveyancing case management software that includes full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, search ordering, online SDLT submissions, dashboard reporting and more.

Quantus is a major national supplier of support services to the legal profession. As a totally independent company, Quantus believes in building long term relationships with clients and presenting a friendlier and less corporate face. Quantus offer a comprehensive range of services including AML checks, Official and Personal Local Authority Searches, Environmental Reports, CON29 DW’s, Personal Water and Drainage Reports, Chancel Repair Liability Products, Coal Mining Reports, legal indemnity and defective title insurance.

For more information on Quantus please call Kevin Preston on 01509 812953 or e-mail Kevin.preston@quantuslegal.co.uk

For more information on Hoowla please contact Tom O’Brien on 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

Hoowla has announced that the next phase in their integration with Land Registry Business Gateway has gone live. Clients can now request Official Copies of the Register from within Hoowla’s conveyancing case management software.

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Hoowla automatically provides the title number and tenure for properties via the Search by Property Description Service. This information along with details of the conveyancing firm is used when submitting the OC1 Application form through Hoowla. The digital version of the Official Copy Title Plan is then instantly returned and attached to the case.

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.”

Hoowla’s land registry integration comes as standard for all clients using their case management software. Hoowla is modernising conveyancing for law firms and is a growing software provider for the conveyancing industry, developed in the UK and using the latest cloud technology.

Hoowla promotes a modern approach to conveyancing with case management software that includes full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, search ordering, online SDLT submissions, dashboard reporting and more.

For more information on Hoowla please contact Tom O’Brien on 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

Dawsons estate agents have implemented Hoowla’s Conveyancing Panel Management Software Solution to help save time generating quotes and improve reporting and feedback from solicitors. The software will be used across all of Dawsons branches and in 7 legal firms that regularly receive client referrals, ensuring a secure and consistent approach to conveyancing for clients of Dawsons.

“Hoowla improves the way estate agents and solicitors work together and promotes a modern approach to conveyancing. We are delighted that Dawsons have installed our system,” said Hoowla CEO Adam Curtis.

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Based in South Wales with 8 branches and around 115 members of staff, Dawsons is a well-established and growing independent estate agency specialising in sales, lettings and property auctions. The firm boasts an enviable reputation for providing excellent service and value for money to both private clients and commercial organisations.

Chris Hope, Senior Partner at Dawsons comments, “It’s important for us to be able to manage the sending and tracking of conveyancing referrals across the business. Hoowla is definitely the best solicitor/agent software we’ve seen. It has the flexibility for us to pick and use our own local conveyancing firms. Their very advanced case management system helps us and the solicitors speed up the process and get answers to questions during our ‘file progression’ far quicker than phone calls.”

Hoowla is modernising conveyancing for solicitors and estate agents and is a growing software provider for the conveyancing industry. Developed in the UK and using the latest technology, Hoowla provide cost effective solutions to Estate Agents and Solicitors. Hoowla Panel Management Solution improves the way estate agents and solicitors work together and promotes a modern approach to conveyancing. Hoowla’s conveyancing case management software for solicitors includes full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, search ordering, online SDLT submissions, dashboard reporting and more.

For more information on Hoowla please contact Tom O’Brien on 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

Dawsons Estate Agent has adopted a state of the art software system revolutionising the way conveyancing is calculated for the customer.

Dawsons has implemented the Hoowla Panel Management Software Solution to help save time generating quotes and improve its reporting and feedback from solicitors.

Based in Swansea with around 115 members of staff, Dawsons is a well established independent estate agents specialising in sales, lettings and property auctions.

The firm boasts an enviable reputation for providing excellent service and value for money to both private clients and commercial organisations.

Read the full article on Dawsons website

Hoowla has announced that the first phase in their integration with Land Registry Business Gateway has gone live. Customers of Hoowla can link up their Land Registry account from within the Hoowla case management software.

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Land Registry is pleased that Hoowla has integrated with the Business Gateway Enquiry by Property Description service” says James Rippin, Business Gateway Product Manager at Land Registry. “This enables their clients to have automated access to a property’s title number, address and tenure in XML format and seamlessly saves the information within the Hoowla case management system – improving accuracy and speed whilst reducing risk”.

CEO of Hoowla, Adam Curtis comments, “The Search by Property Description service is the first Land Registry Business Gateway service to go live in Hoowla. It marks another big milestone for us and we’re not stopping here. There’s more to come with OC1 application for official copies next on our list.”

Hoowla promotes a modern approach to conveyancing with case management software that includes full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, search ordering, online SDLT submissions, dashboard reporting and more.

For more information on Hoowla please contact Tom O’Brien on 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

Online conveyancing case management software provider Hoowla welcomes Natalie Williams to their growing team. As an Ex conveyancing solicitor, Natalie has a wealth of experience in the industry and will be responsible for on boarding new conveyancing firms signed up to use Hoowla and building strong relationships with them. Natalie will also be working closely with Hoowla’s product design team providing feedback and opinion on new and existing features in Hoowla and really championing customers. Natalie joins the team in the same week as Hoowla announces they’ve been shortlisted for an ESTnet award which recognises highly-innovative digital businesses emerging in Wales.

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Tom O’Brien at Hoowla comments

“Building strong relationships with our customer’s is just as important to us as developing great conveyancing software. Our customers don’t view us as just suppliers but as business partners, an extension to their team. Natalie is in a perfect position to help ensure that we continue to bridge the gap between software and service. With 5 years working in conveyancing and time spent working for an internet services company Natalie brings with her a wealth of experience from both sides of the coin.”

Natalie Williams said

“I’m very pleased to be joining Hoowla, the team are extremely focused and pride themselves on delivering a fantastic service to the legal industry. As an Ex conveyancing solicitor I know how important it is to communicate clearly with clients and it’s refreshing to see Hoowla develop ways that make this easy for conveyancers. 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the conveyancing industry and I’m looking forward to tackling the new challenges that await me.”

Hoowla offers a modern approach to conveyancing case management software, with a suite of tools and services that help firms process more conveyancing matters, increase profits, reduce risk and manage compliance whilst providing a great customer experience along the way.

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Conveyancers using Hoowla’s online platform to manage and progress their conveyancing matters can now shield themselves from the risk of vender conveyancer fraud with Lawyer Checker. Lawyer Checker provides the purchase conveyancer with information on the vendor’s conveyancer in order to assess the risk associated with the transaction. Hoowla implemented Lawyer Checker’s online service in such a way that it provides a consistent and integrated experience for users of Hoowla’s conveyancing platform. Checks can be performed without having to leave Hoowla with the results delivered immediately back into the case.

Hoowla offers a modern approach to conveyancing case management. Their online conveyancing software provides a suite of tools and services that help firms process more conveyancing matters, improve communication and collaboration, reduce risk and manage compliance whilst providing a great customer experience along the way.

Adam Curtis, CEO at Hoowla comments:

Lawyer Checker is a unique service designed to help protect both firms and their clients and was a no brainer for us to include in our conveyancing platform. By providing an in app experience in Hoowla, conveyancers don’t have to switch screens when using different services and their work environment remains the same. At Hoowla we feel it’s important that the experience remains consistent for our users and we aim to fully integrate with as many services as we can to help conveyancing departments progress matters, mitigate risk and adhere to compliance regulations.

Chris Harris, Managing Director at Lawyer Checker comments:

It is fantastic to have Hoowla come on board and integrate the Lawyer Checker system into their own. This partnership provides the ultimate in online modern conveyancing. During 2014 we have seen the SRA scam alerts accelerate in numbers; by being able to conduct this simple check within the Hoowla platform, conveyancers are offered a fresh and efficient approach to their case management whilst still remaining diligent and adhering to Rule 10.

In business since late 2011, Lawyer Checker’s MD and qualified Property Solicitor Chris Harris saw a gap in the conveyancing market; theft of innocent people’s purchase funds by sophisticated criminals was increasing and there was nothing out there that allowed for a conveyancer to comprehensively check where their client’s hard earned cash and mortgage funds were going.

Built in response to this increase in vendor conveyancer fraud, the Lawyer Checker database has been created to demonstrate whether or not an account has had a track record of successful use within conveyancing.

Now integrated fully into the transparent and easy to use Hoowla system the Lawyer Checker check provides conveyancers with  the information  they need to  offer peace of mind to both themselves and the client, whether borrower or lender.

Hoowla: Tom on 01792 687 146 or email: tom@hoowla.com

Lawyer Checker: Jenny on 07860 880174/ 0845 8354 666 or email: jenny@lawyerchecker.co.uk