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07 April 2017
My Home Move acquires Leeds based Advantage Property Lawyers (APL)
My Home Move, the country’s largest independent provider of mover conveyancing services, has acquired Advantage Property Lawyers (APL), a top 10 UK conveyancer known for its efficient and high quality service, its excellent relationships with many leading estate agents and as winners of a number of high profile industry awards.
Together the businesses will employ nearly 1,000 people, and will be well on the way to delivering 100,000 completions per year.
Doug Crawford, CEO of My Home Move said “We acquired APL because of their size, reputation and long standing relationships with a number of significant introducers, which will complement our own strengths. This acquisition will enable My Home Move to support APL's continued growth over the next few years as well as provide the opportunity for both organisations to share ideas and best practice as we grow together.
“APL is a superb brand managed by a strong team who I look forward to working alongside as we continue to revolutionise the customer experience of conveyancing through further investment in people, processes and innovative technology.”
APL which is located in Leeds, Yorkshire was established nine years ago and shares the same values as My Home Move. Through their personalised, customer centred approach they have grown to become the 6th largest conveyancing firm in the UK, completing over 900 sale and purchase transactions a month. My Home Move has worked alongside APL for a number of years, through its Panel Management service, and is familiar with its people, practices and approach to conveyancing.
Stephen Coupland, Head of Sales and Marketing at Advantage Property Lawyers said, "We are delighted to have joined the My Home Move family, a change that will allow us to continue our growth in Leeds while, over time, building on our existing approach to tap in to some of the exceptional technology platforms that My Home Move has built for its clients and Introducers.
“Above all, My Home Move and Advantage share a passion for efficient, client delighting conveyancing and we look forward to playing our part in the continued growth and success of the combined business.
My Home Move is well known for its innovative approach to conveyancing, having pioneered the use of new technologies within the legal sector for over ten years, including eWay, its online case management service, which allows its clients to manage their case 24/7 via a smart phone or tablet. In May its annual conference will explore the theme of Intelligent Housing; providing its introducers with industry insights from some of the UK’s top property experts.
Currently with offices in Leicester, Manchester and Northampton, as well as a regional presence through its National Network of Conveyancers*, the acquisition of APL will enable My Home Move to expand its offing to clients and introducers located across the North East.