In-Deed in the news

Legal Futures, 9 December 2013
In-Deed acquired by Fitzalan Partners

In-Deed is acquired by nationwide conveyancing solicitor panel Fitzalan Partners.Read more...


Legal Futures, 15 May 2012
AIM-listed conveyancing business announces first law firm acquisition

AIM-listed online conveyancing company In-Deed - which last year became the first business to announce its intention to invest in law firms - has today begun its acquisition programme.Read more...


Yahoo! Finance, 15 May 2012
In-Deed Online PLC - Acquisition of Top Ten Conveyancing Firm

The Board of In-Deed Online plc is delighted to announce the acquisition of Runnett & Co...Runnett is a firm of licensed conveyancers which is amongst the top 10 conveyancing firms in England and Wales as measured by returns to the Land Registry.


Investigate, 15 May 2012
In-Deed Online PLC. Acquisition of Top Ten Conveyancing Firm

The Board of In-Deed Online plc is delighted to announce the acquisition today of 100% of the issued share capital of Runnett & Co Ltd ("Runnetts") from its founding shareholders Matthew Lewis and Paul Thomas.Read more...


Law Gazette, 10 November 2011
In-Deed set to buy high street firms

A property legal company has revealed its intention to buy up high street firms.

In-Deed, launched this year by Rightmove founder Harry Hill (pictured), will use the £4.5m secured through an Alternative Investment Market flotation in June to secure ownership of high street firms, build its brand and expand beyond conveyancing. Read more...


Daily Express, 7 November 2011
House-buying ages you 2 years

The stress of buying or selling a home puts years on you, a new study reveals.

More than two-thirds quizzed said the strain of moving made them feel and look older by as much as two years, found psychologists.

Common side-effects include hair loss (10 per cent), short-term memory failure (14 per cent) and diminished sex drive (19 per cent) with the process ageing anxious buyers and sellers by 25months over the average 15-week house-buying period. Read more...


Daily Mail, 7 November 2011
Moving house can really age you: How the trauma of buying and selling affects people

About to move home? Then be prepared - the trauma of buying and selling a property can leave you feeling up to four years older.

More than two-thirds of those surveyed by psychologists reported that the average 15-week period to complete a deal created feelings of premature ageing of between two and four years.

The study, commissioned by online conveyancing service In-Deed, also revealed that, until the house was signed off, one in five people went off sex, while other common side effects include hair loss (10 per cent) and short-term memory failure (14 per cent). Read more...


In-Deed Press Release, 7 November 2011
HOME-BUYING AGES YOU BY TWO YEARS

The stress of buying or selling a home ages you by two years, according to a new study by online conveyancing firm In-Deed.

Psychologists interviewed 200 Britons who have bought or sold a house in the last three months, with more than two-thirds (68 per cent) reporting it accelerated the symptoms of ageing. Read more...


Legal Futures, 4 October 2011
In-Deed seeing "encouraging" signs from modified business model

Online conveyancing business In-Deed has seen "encouraging" signs from the introduction of telesales staff to help convert quotes into instructions for its panel law firms, it has told the Stock Exchange.

As first reported on Legal Futures, the company - which is listed on AIM - has had to alter its plan to operate online without any "voice intervention" because of low conversion rates. Read more...


The Independent, 25 September 2011
Property chancers are back

Gazanging, it's called. It's when a seller suddenly decides to withdraw their home from sale, leaving the buyer stranded and no doubt nursing a loss.

Online conveyancing firm In-Deed estimates that about 54,000 buyers were gazanged in the first half of 2011, up 20 per cent, year on year. The major reasons give for sellers suddenly pulling the plug include being unable to find a suitable property to move into and simply getting cold feet over the move. Read more...


Daily Express, 19 September 2011
Forget Gazumping...Homebuyers are falling victim to Gazanging

Gazanging is a problem affecting thousands of people every year who are in search of a new home and its only getting worse.

With homeowners weighing up the cost of moving against the benefits of selling, Gazanging - a term used to describe the moment when the sale of a house falls through because a seller changes their mind or opts to stay put - has become a phenomenon affecting more buyers every years. Read more...


The Guardian, 19 September 2011
Gazanging - the new menace facing potential homebuyers

After gazumping and gazundering, the property market has identified a new danger for would-be homeowners: gazanging. Volatile house prices and a lack of available property is driving the phenomenon of sellers pulling out at the last minute.

Research from the legal property website In-Deed suggests that sales fell through at the last minute for more than 54,000 homebuyers in the first half of 2011 because sellers changed their minds and opted to stay put. Read more...


Daily Mail, 19 September 2011
Gazanging is the new gazumping: Latest peril in buying a new home (and 54,000 have fallen victim this year)

Over the years, the ups and downs of the property market have spawned a whole host of perplexing terms.

Now experts have coined another to add to the lexicon - gazanging

The term is used to describe when a buyer is 'left hanging' as a seller pulls the plug on a deal at the last minute, often due to market uncertainty or a lack of a suitable home to move to. Read more...


Daily Telegraph, 19 September 2011
'Gazanging' rises as home sellers get last-minute cold feet

An estimated 54,000 buyers were "gazanged" in the first six months of this year - with buyers now more likely to be gazanged, where they are left hanging, than gazumped, where a rival buyer's higher offer is accepted, or to gazunder, where they lower their offer having already had it accepted. A survey suggests one in four sellers changed their mind because they could not find a suitable property to move to, while others got cold feet because of concerns about the state of the housing market. Read more...


Kensington & Chelsea Today, 2 August 2011
Online or On Hand: 21st Century Conveyancing

The listing of on-line conveyancing service ‘In-Deed Online’ on the AIM market in June heralded the coming of age of on-line conveyancing (www.in-deed.net). In-Deed was founded by founder of RightMove, Harry Hill, and Peter Gordon, former partner at private equity group 3i. Read more...


The Guardian, 15 June 2011
Rightmove founder brings legal service to London's junior stock exchange

An online conveyancing service set up by Rightmove founder Harry Hill will become the first property-linked legal company to list on Aim today. In-Deed Online allows people buying or selling a home to track the legal process from instruction to completion. The website was launched by Hill, the former chief of estate agents Countrywide, and Peter Gordon, former partner at private equity group 3i. Former Nationwide chief executive Philip Williamson and former Wall Street trader Boris Zhilin are non-executives directors. Read more...


City A.M., 15 June 2011
In-Deed is set for AIM float to build cash

Rightmove founder Harry Hill will today list his new conveyancing project on the Alternative Investment Market.

In-Deed, which Hill launched with private funding last month, is raising £1.58m by placing 3.77m ordinary shares with institutional and other investors, the firm will announce to the stock market today as its shares commence trading. Read more...


Daily Express, 6 June 2011
In-Deed plans to do conveyancing online

The founder of Rightmove and a former investment group boss are planning to launch an online home conveyancing service.

Harry Hill and former 3i head Peter Gordon, will shake-up the UK's billion-pound property legal market when they float In-Deed on AIM this month. Read more...


Solicitors Journal, 25 May 2011
New conveyancing service

In-Deed, the conveyancing service launched earlier this week by Rightmove's founder Harry Hill, is looking to sign up six firms on to its panel between now and Christmas, Solicitors Journal can reveal.

The new service went live on Monday with two firms.


Legal Futures, 25 May 2011
Doing the In-Deed

In many ways this week's launch of online conveyancing service In-Deed gives us pointers to the way in which the legal market may develop.

The brainchild of non-lawyers, albeit non-lawyers well versed in the conveyancing market, it is slick, jargon-free and professionally marketed. Lawyers will get sick of hearing this word very soon, but it is about creating a brand. Read more...


The Motley Fool, 23 May 2011
Rightmove's Founder to shake up conveyancing

The man who founded Rightmove, the property listing portal that launched a gazillion house moves, now wants to create a destination service for the next stage of the home buying process.

And you could be able to back him from next month, should a hoped-for listing on AIM proceed. Read more...


Legal Futures, 23 May 2011
Rightmove founder vows to dominate online conveyancing market in three years

The founder of property website Rightmove enters the law today with the intention of making his online conveyancing service the market leader within three years, Legal Futures can reveal.

In-Deed, which is being promoted by TV property guru Phil Spencer, charges customers a transparent one-off "service management" cost of £240, rather than seeking a referral fee from the panel solicitor. Read more...


City A.M., 23 May 2011
Property guru is back in business

The founder of property website Rightmove has come out of retirement, setting up a conveyancing firm to try and cash in on the complexities of the UK real estate market.

Harry Hill has launched In-Deed, an online conveyancing service that lets house-buyers track progress of their purchase through mobile phones and a website. Read more...


Financial Times, 23 May 2011
Conveyancing site hopes to float on Aim

On online residential conveyancing service that has been set up by Harry Hill, the founder of Rightmove and former chief executive of estate agency chain Countrywide, is hoping to float on Aim next month.

In-Deed, which launches today, is a website that allows people buying a house to track the progress of the purchase from instruction to completion. Read more...


This is Money, 22 May 2011
Rightmove man plots cheap and fast conveyancing

Harry Hill, founder of property website Rightmove and former chief executive of Countrywide, will tomorrow launch an online conveyancing service that he expects to grab ten per cent of legal work in the housing market.

In-Deed is born of Hill's conviction that the conveyancing service is poor. Read more...


The Mail on Sunday, 22 May 2011
Harry Hill interview: back at work shaking up his trade again

The sedate pleasures of fly-fishing and bird-watching couldn’t satisfy Harry Hill for long.Two years ago he stood down as chairman of estate agency giant Countrywide and settled into retirement in his 17th Century pile in rural Essex.

But tomorrow the 63-year-old multi-millionaire will be back at work in London when he launches an online conveyancing service called In-Deed. Read more...