News

  • Notary Express has Relocated

    Posted 1 day ago

    We have now relocated to the new office. Our new address is:

    Notary Express

    114b Prince of Wales Road

    Norwich

    NR1 1NS

  • Notary Express list of lender panels

    Posted 12 days ago

    Notary Express has recently been made eligible for more lender panels and we are now pleased to confirm that we are able to serve customers purchasing or re-mortgaging with a mortgage from any of the following lenders: 

    • Abbey National (now part of Santander)
    • Accord Mortgages
    • Alliance & Leicester (now part of Santander)
    • Atom Bank
    • Bank of Scotland
    • Barclays Bank Plc (Woolwich)
    • Birmingham Midshires
    • Bluestone Mortgages
    • Bradford & Bingley (now part of Mortgage Express)
    • Britannia
    • Buckinghamshire Building Society
    • Cambridge Building Society
    • Chelsea Building Society
    • Clydesdale Bank Plc
    • Co-operative Bank
    • Coutts & Co
    • Cynergy (formerly Bank of Cyprus UK)
    • Darlington Building Society
    • Dudley Building Society
    • Family Building Society
    • First Direct
    • Foundation Home Loans
    • Halifax
    • Hanley Economic Society
    • Help To Buy: ISA
    • Hinckley & Rugby Building Society
    • HSBC Bank Plc
    • HSBC Bank UK Plc
    • Ipswich Building Society
    • Kent Reliance (Onesavings Bank Plc)
    • Leeds Building Society
    • Lloyds
    • M&S Bank
    • Mansfield Building Society
    • Market Harborough Building Society
    • Marsden Building Society
    • Melton Mowbray Building Society
    • Metro Bank
    • Monmouthshire Building Society
    • Mortgage Express
    • National Counties Building Society
    • Nationwide
    • Natwest
    • Newbury Building Society
    • Newcastle Building Society
    • Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
    • NRAM plc
    • Platform
    • RBS
    • Santander
    • Scottish Widows
    • Skipton
    • Teachers Building Society
    • Tesco Personal Finance (Tesco Bank)
    • The Mortgage Works
    • The One Account (RBS)
    • Tipton & Coseley Building Society
    • Together Commercial Finance
    • TSB Bank Plc
    • UCB Home Loans
    • Virgin Money
    • West Bromwich Building Society
    • Yorkshire Building Society
  • New Office Ready

    Posted 27 days ago

    We are very excited as our new office is nearly ready. Have you ever seen excited lawyers? We're really looking forward to crawling into our little lawyer warrens at the new location. Just take a look at the snazzy photos below.

    The air conditioning system in our current office involves opening a window and sticking our heads out. Admin sometimes wave their hands to help the air currents circulate across the room. The new office with integrated air conditioning will be a great improvement. 

    It also has desks that are not second hand! At our current office we have one desk which is called the "extra leg room desk" because of all the bits missing. We're really looking forward to have actual proper desks to sit at.

    Our receptionist is also looking forward to his new desk. He keeps asking if it is gold-plated. While it doesn't have any gold it does have lights and fibre glass. That's an upgrade on, well, not currently having one at all. We might even give him a chair to sit down.

    The signage is going up on the front and we look forward to moving in - hopefully in August, before we all melt!

     

    New office - front

     

    New office - side

     

    Board room

     

    Office

  • New Software System

    Posted about 2 months ago

    After two years the wait is finally over! Our expert developers have finished creating a new software system for use by Notary Express. The new system was officially ready for use on the 1st of July 2019 and is already a huge success within Notary Express. Conveyancer Louise Pugh says that the system “makes the conveyancing process a lot more streamlined and will make the company better at being paperless”.

    The aim of the system is to dramatically improve and re-organise the way data is stored and recorded within Notary Express. The innovative user interface allows users to add all the information on clients and companies as efficiently as possible, share information within the firm and for internal users to access the information quickly and efficiently. Staff members can add activity notes and write down what is pending on cases, which will help us to give quick and detailed updates on cases to clients and companies. Justin Terrett in sales says, “it’s a lot easier to set up new files and customers on the system quicker”.

    The new system has a handy search tool, where you can input a client name or property address and it will bring up all information for that name or address for every conveyancer, making it easier to find the correct case by name or address alone. This is a monumental improvement on the old system, where information for each staff member was stored on separate databases, and those databases were searched one by one until the correct information was found. Not only is the new system efficient and works astoundingly well, it’s also aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate.

    This superb and unique system will improve the way that Notary Express can update clients and companies, add fees and disbursements, allocate funds, search, and add information for all cases, and facilitate the continued development of the company.

  • Notary Express new office midway through renovation

    Posted 2 months ago

    We are midway through the renovation of our new office building. Most of the background work has been done. The electrics have been installed (though we still have no electricity yet!), the plumbing and air conditioning routed, the suspended ceiling grid and walls put up, windows installed, and we have had the insides painted. The flooring is going in and furniture being ordered. It's been a long project and we're pleased to be making progress!

     

    Office refurb main room

     

    Conference room mid-refurb

     

    Main room mid-refurb

  • Notary Express joins more lender panels

    Posted 4 months ago

    Notary Express has recently been made eligible for more lender panels and we are now pleased to confirm that we are able to serve customers purchasing or re-mortgaging with a mortgage from any of the following lenders: 

    • Abbey National
    • Accord Mortgages
    • Alliance & Leicester
    • Atom Bank
    • Bank of Scotland
    • Barclays Bank Plc
    • Bluestone Mortgages
    • Bradford & Bingley
    • Britannia
    • Buckinghamshire Building Society
    • Cambridge Building Society
    • Chelsea Building Society
    • Clydesdale Bank Plc
    • Co-operative Bank
    • Coutts & Co
    • Cynergy (formerly Bank of Cyprus UK)
    • Darlington Building Society
    • Dudley Building Society
    • Family Building Society
    • Halifax
    • Hanley Economic Society
    • Help To Buy: ISA
    • Hinckley & Rugby
    • HSBC
    • Ipswich Building Society
    • Kent Reliance (Onesavings Bank Plc)
    • Leeds Building Society
    • Lloyds
    • M&S Bank
    • Mansfield Building Society
    • Market Harborough Building Society
    • Marsden Building Society
    • Melton Mowbray Building Society
    • Metro Bank
    • Monmouthshire Building Society
    • Mortgage Express
    • National Counties Building Society and Family Building Society
    • Nationwide
    • Natwest
    • Newbury Building Society
    • Newcastle Building Society
    • Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
    • NRAM plc
    • Platform
    • RBS
    • Santander
    • Scottish Widows
    • Skipton
    • Teachers Building Society
    • Tesco Bank
    • The Mortgage Works
    • The One Account (RBS)
    • Tipton & Coseley Building Society
    • Together Commercial Finance
    • TSB Bank Plc
    • Virgin Money
    • West Bromwich Building Society
    • Woolwich (Barclays)
    • Yorkshire Building Society
  • Notary Express is awarded Best Non-Contentious Legal Service Provider 2019 and Most Outstanding Conveyancing Practice East Anglia in SME News Awards

    Posted 4 months ago

    Most Outstanding Conveyancing Practice in East Anglia

    Notary Express commenced with one individual in 2013 and has grown significantly over the years to a current team of 16. We provide a full range of non-contentious legal services, including notarial services in Norwich and Camden, and we specialise in conveyancing. Due to our unique setup we have had many lawyers join us who have childcare responsibilities or family life outside of work, because our system allows them to balance their working and family lives. We are also commission-driven so hard work is outstandingly rewarded. At Notary Express we put our team members and our clients at the heart of the matter. We are proud to be recognised with the above award by SME News.

  • Notary Express Raises over £340,000 for Charity

    Posted 4 months ago

    Each year Notary Express participates in Free Wills Month October. Last year our participation in that and Will Aid equated to over £340,000 raised for the participating charities. We also provide free wills throughout the year to those who obtain a form through the Free Wills Network. 

    At Notary Express we are always trying to do what we can to support the community.

  • Notary Express joins Hanley Building Society’s panel

    Posted 5 months ago

    We are very pleased to confirm that we have now joined Hanley Building Society’s conveyancer panel. This means that we can represent Hanley Building Society as well when you are purchasing with a mortgage from them. This saves you money because we do not charge for representing the lender or any other hidden costs. This is more excellent news for Notary Express and our clients.

  • New Office

    Posted 6 months ago

    Thanks to ongoing support by our wonderful clients, Notary Express has been steadily growing in size. We have reached the limit for housing members of the Notary Express team at our current office and have finally been able to buy our own building. As you can see, it’s going to need a little work to get it into shape! 

    We found no electricity or water when we moved in but decided against going old-school with candles and a bucket. Drilling through a ceiling and hoping we didn’t come up into someone’s flat was exciting. And we also found time to donate a washing machine that had been left there to some random stranger who popped in to ask for it. Work is well underway now for the renovation and the photos shown illustrate where we’re up to, with the rubbish stripped out ready for the new installations to go in. 

    We have a great team on hand including electricians from Stanton & Stubbs (www.stantonandstubbs.co.uk), plumber William Napthen (07557024628), data from Anglian Internet (www.anglianinternet.co.uk) and a fantastic builder (Homespaces77). Please contact us if you need referrals for any tradesmen or professionals – whatever the job is, we probably know someone who can help. 

    We’re all looking forward to seeing the new office once the project has been completed.