Tuesday 16 May 2017

Leeds Building Society appoints Countrywide as valuation services partner

Countrywide Surveying Services has been appointed by Leeds Building Society its valuation and panel manager in a new three year partnership deal.

Part of the UK's largest property services group, Countrywide Surveying Services provides valuation and panel management services to the mortgage lending community, employing more than 400 chartered surveyors throughout the UK.

Through the partnership, Leeds Building Society customers will benefit from Countrywide Surveying Services’ respected advice and technical expertise, as well access to the latest valuation technology innovations, in conjunction with Landmark Valuation Services (formerly Quest).

Commenting on the new contract, Martin Richardson, Leeds Building Society’s Director of Operations said: “We’re pleased to have appointed Countrywide Surveying Services to provide property valuation and surveying services for the Society.

A market-leading firm, Countrywide Surveying Servicesshares our focus on customer service. Our new partnership gives us access to the best possible surveying capability and technology, so we can provide our borrowers with the certainty they need and help them secure the home they want more quickly.”

Martin’s comments were echoed by Paul Wareham, Countrywide Surveying Services’ Managing Director, who said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Leeds Building Society as their valuation service provider. We have a shared commitment to continuously improve and develop our service for the benefit of the Society and its members. It’s an exciting time in the valuation industry, with technology presenting new solutions and opportunities which we are at the forefront of through our work with Landmark."

Powered by Landmark’s technology platform, Countrywide Surveying Services uses the latest tablet-based mobile valuation software with integrated, highly accurate lender form mapping; a booking and allocation module, optimising surveyor workload to deliver daily operational efficiencies; a new customer and product portal, plus the Valuation Risk Hub – developed jointly between Countrywide Surveying Services and Landmark that transforms the way property risk is assessed for all mortgage applications.