Easygroup, the parent company behind brands like Easyjet, is expanding further into the property sector by launching Easyconveyance, a new conveyance comparison tool. The online platform, which launched today, allows home buyers and sellers to compare conveyancing quotes online from over 200 conveyancing and property solicitors’ firms across the UK.
The website also allows buyers and sellers to instruct their chosen conveyancer to act on their behalf, and then track the progress of their sale or purchase. Buyers and sellers also have phone access to a UK help desk seven days a week to receive updates.
“The home buying process in the UK is outdated and problematic, with over 25 per cent of house sales collapsing each year,” said Conor McCann, the new tool's founder and CEO. “This can be stressful and costly for both buyers and sellers, with Which? magazine rating buying and moving house as being more stressful than having children, changing jobs or getting married!”
A September 2017 survey carried out by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) found that 79 per cent of its members believe the home buying process is outdated. Meanwhile, the UK government has issued a housing white paper calling for ways to streamline and improve the home buying process.
“It’s time for the home buying process to be brought into the 21st century,” said Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of Easygroup. “Easyconveyance will provide the latest technology and innovation required to deliver a more transparent and accelerated solution to the current slow and clumsy system in the UK.”