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X-Press Legal Services

Become a franchisee with the leaders in property searches. X-Press Legal Services is trusted by more than 500 legal practices nationwide to perform an essential role in the property buying process.


Investment Amount:
£20,001 - £50,000
Industry Sector(s):
B2B Franchises, Home Based Franchises, Legal Services, Professional Advisors, Property & Estate Agency

Become a franchisee with the leaders in property searches

Delivering over 400,000 property searches and reports per year to the conveyancing sector, X-Press Legal Services is trusted by more than 500 legal practices nationwide to perform an essential role in the property buying process.

X-Press Legal

Resilient to economic fluctuations, an X-Press Legal Services franchise is a low risk business that can be run from home with modest overheads and plenty of scope to grow into a larger, office-based organisation. No legal background is required. Training, certified by the Institute of Leadership Management, is provided for the life of the business.

Over 50% of current franchisees have been part of the X-Press Legal Services family since the company became a franchise in 2005.

The X-Press Legal Services family

The company was established in 1998 by Lynne Lister, former editor of a leading UK franchise magazine and her husband Dave Lister who has a financial services background and their son Christian.

On-going sales support, mentoring and the X-Press Academy training programme create a nurturing environment, where franchisees are able to maintain their independence while also feeling part of a larger network.

Market opportunity

The specialist searches and reports produced by X-Press Legal Services are essential components of the conveyancing process. They are integral to property sales and property developments, as well as remortgages and repossessions, so whatever the state of the property market, franchisees benefit from regular, repeat business.

Almost exclusively, X-Press Legal Services clients are legal professionals, so franchisees are able to develop lasting relationships with long-term clients who come to rely on them. A healthy business needs around 10-20 clients, made up of solicitors and conveyancers.

Key information

  • Full member of the British Franchise Association
  • In operation since 1998 and franchised in 2005
  • A network of 26 franchisees throughout England and Wales
  • Franchisees come from all walks of life and former careers
  • Good attention to detail and strong communication skills are key
  • Comprehensive three-week induction training is provided
  • On-going training, support and networking opportunities 
  • Our advanced IT package, broadband and remote IT support are included

What we do – the detail

We provide solicitors and other conveyancing professionals with specialist property searches and reports. These include:

  • Contaminated Land
  • Flood Risk
  • Ground Stability
  • Radon
  • Energy
  • Planning Applications
  • Transportation - HS2 & Crossrail
  • Chancel Repair

Some or all of these searches are required as part of every residential and commercial property transaction, ensuring X-Press Legal Services franchisees regular, repeat business.

Day to day, franchisees nurture their relationships with legal clients and local councils, compile accurate reports and implement their marketing strategy. Support is always available from head office. 

How it works

Tom Mannion

X-Press Legal Services franchisees receive exclusive rights to a territory in either England or Wales. Territories correspond to local authority areas and are always locations where we have identified real potential. Territories currently available include:

  • North East
  • Lincolnshire
  • West and East London
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Dorset
  • Wales

Whatever your background, you can make a success of an X-Press Legal Services franchise. If you are seeking independence, a great work/life balance and an opportunity to grow your own business while also being part of a large, supportive network, the search for your ideal franchise opportunity could be over.

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X-Press Legal Services resales

The company was set up in 1998, with over 50% of their current franchise owners having been with the brand since they became a franchise in 2005. As part of the natural lifestyle of any business there are now owners who are looking to retire, this has provided a great opportunity to buy an established successful, up and running franchise business.   

The specialist searches and reports produced by X-Press Legal Services are essential components of the conveyancing process. They are integral to property sales and property developments, as well as remortgages and repossessions, so whatever the state of the property market, franchisees benefit from regular, repeat business.

Almost exclusively, X-Press Legal Services clients are legal professionals, so franchisees are able to develop lasting relationships with long-term clients who come to rely on them.

An established property search business – South East

Guide price £125,000 

  • Professional services sector - B2B
  • Successfully run by the current owners since 2012
  • For sale due to retirement
  • Turnover for the last financial year £514,000
  • Part of a well-established and growing franchise network
  • Offers in the region of £125,000 + £9,750.00 Franchise Fee

This is a low-risk, highly profitable business which can be run from home. It has a solid and loyal client base built by the existing owners and offers further growth potential to take it to the next level.

The property search industry is almost entirely business-to-business. You will be providing solicitors and other conveyancing professionals with specialist property searches and reports (an essential part of the property-buying process in the UK). However, you don’t need legal experience. 

To build on the success of this business, you will need meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills, technical know-how and a willingness to embrace IT and new technology.

As part of the X-Press Legal Services franchise network, you will receive from day one, on-going support and training from the head office team.

 

 

 

 

 

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