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Simply Conveyancing and Orbital Witness join forces, announcing significant AI partnership

Simply Conveyancing, one of the largest providers of conveyancing services in the UK, has today announced a major partnership with proptech innovator, Orbital

The collaboration will see Orbital Residential – a product created by Orbital Witness to streamline the leasehold reporting process using AI technology – adopted across Simply’s teams of property lawyers and title checkers. The partnership will in turn support Simply’s lawyers in providing a best in class home buying experience to thousands of their customers up and down the country.

Today’s announcement follows a successful proof of concept phase during which title checkers at the conveyancing giant trialled Orbital Residential to assess the usability, speed and accuracy of the property specific technology. During the trial period, Simply experienced a material reduction in average time spent per title check, which allowed the conveyancing firm to free up substantial capacity for title checking and improve the quality assurance of title checking and reporting.

Benefits of Orbital Residential for conveyancing firms include more effective early identification (and therefore handling) of complex cases, improved decision-making and
greater opportunity for standardised reporting.

Ranked by the Land Registry as amongst the top 1% of conveyancing companies by volume, the AI collaboration will enable Simply to unlock significant efficiencies across their residential conveyancing process.

Chief Operating Officer of Simply Conveyancing, Sue Bence said: ‘At Simply, we are committed to harnessing the transformative potential that artificial intelligence can bring to our business: our adoption of Orbital Witness is validation of that commitment. I am delighted that Simply is now the largest domestic conveyancing firm in the UK using this technology. Feedback from our team during the trial has been outstanding: the ‘second pair of eyes’ Orbital Residential will provide supports our drive to ensure the highest levels of service quality across all areas of our business and the significant time savings have been enthusiastically received by our colleagues.’

‘We are hugely excited by the results we have seen so far. Not just meeting but exceeding customer expectations is key to our mission at Simply of delivering exceptional
conveyancing services. Our partnership with Orbital Witness promises game-changing improvements for us in the upcoming years, which will in turn support and further fuel our ambitious growth plans.’

Co-founder and CSO of Orbital Witness, Edmond Boulle said: ‘We’re proud to support Simply Conveyancing to deliver a best in class customer experience for thousands of
homebuyers across the UK, with the aid of cutting-edge AI technology. With a market leader such as Simply coming on board, we are excited to see a change in the way artificial intelligence is adopted by conveyancing-at-scale firms, and look forward to supporting others looking to take advantage of this technology for their clients and lawyers alike.’

Legal Manager of Simply’s specialist Title Checking team, Jade Try added: ‘Our property lawyers have loved using it to date and it is proving to be invaluable as a virtual
assistant, improving on quality and efficiency for both title checking and assessing risk within a conveyancing transaction.’

Simply will benefit from all of Orbital Residential’s latest features, including an average turnaround time from document submission to report return of just under three minutes.

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