Conveyancing Search Market Framework Now Live

CHIC is delighted to announce the latest addition to our suite of innovative frameworks with the introduction of the sectors only Conveyancing Search Framework.

Accessible to all CHIC members, our new single provider framework aims to cut the cost of conveyancing by reducing the disbursement fees for undertaking are property searches.

Typically managed by your legal firm, the national average cost for a standard disbursement search pack is estimated at around £281 per property. This includes the minimum search requirements of local authority search, Drainage and Water and Environmental searches. Under the CHIC framework preferential rates, the same search pack can be delivered for a fixed cost of £175 per property, a representative saving of 37% against the national average.

Our framework partner, Searchflow, is a well-established, one-stop shop, conveyancing search provider in England and Wales, working with over 2,500 legal firms to deliver more than 1 million searches each year. They have tendered a full range of fixed costs for all the normal multiple search options. As a member, you can access Searchflow’s services directly or mandate your legal firm, particularly if commissioned through the CHIC legal framework, to instruct Searchflow under the CHIC conveyancing framework in order to benefit from the savings.

Everything you need to know about the significant savings and efficiencies has been summed up in around 1 minute by our partner, SearchFlow.

In conjunction to our Legal Services Framework procured in 2020, our single provider framework aims to cut the cost of conveyancing by aroind 37%, reducing the disbursement fees for undertaking property searches such as local authority, drainage, environmental etc.

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If you have any further questions or wish to see a copy of the full list of searches and rates, please contact your dedicated member services team representative as below:

Stephen Sharman
Head of Member Services (Midlands and South East)

Victoria Speakman
Head of Member Services (South West and Wales

Joanne Heyes
Head of Member Services (North)

Sarah Davey
Head of Development