Connells wins Co-op probate business
27 July 2011
Leading estate agency Connells is delighted to announce it has signed a three-year contract with The Co-operative’s Legal Services division to provide property disposal as part of its probate service.
Connells will be the sole provider of property disposal for The Co-op, a service which is required in approximately 60 per cent of the probate cases it handles each year.
Since starting to provide probate services, The Co-op’s Legal Services division has been dealing with property disposals on a case-by-case basis, an arrangement which has become more difficult to manage as volumes increased. As part of the agreement with Connells, The Co-op will benefit from its extensive estate agency branch network and expertise in residential property. Sales will be managed through Connells dedicated asset management business, Connells Asset Management (CAM).
“We at Connells are thrilled to have been chosen as the sole provider of property disposals for The Co-op and are confident we will provide value to its probate service,” says Roger Barrett, Regional Director for Connells. “Clearly, it is very important when dealing with cases where individuals and families have lost a loved one that the sale of property is completed as professionally and sensitively as possible. Connells is an industry leader in the estate agency market with the resources and expertise to manage the process quickly and efficiently from start to finish.”
The new contract with The Co-op represents a further addition to Connells’ extensive range of business services. The breadth and diversity of the Connells Group means it can now provide expertise to most areas of the housing market, a key factor to its continued success throughout the recession.
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About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising of 470 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the most profitable UK estate agency network. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown and Sharman Quinney. As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations. The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for four of the past six years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last six years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit www.connells.co.uk