Britain’s main provider of land and property search information, Landmark Information Services (part of the Daily Mail General Trust), has revealed the first fruits of a multi-million pound investment drive, rebranding its widely-used mortgage valuation platform from Quest to Landmark Valuation Services.
The rebrand comes with a gamut of tech innovations for the Valuation Hub – some of which have already been rolled out – as well as a new look. New property risk assessment technologies include help around early identification of flood risk, contaminated land risk, locally impactful energy and infrastructure projects, ground hazards and local planning alerts. These, Landmark says, form a large part of many post-valuation queries, and so new services should streamline surveyors’ processes.
Peter Stimson, Managing Director of Landmark Valuation Services: “Following the significant investment, we have already successfully delivered several new products. This includes: a new version of our secure tablet-based mobile valuation software with its integrated highly accurate lender form mapping; a Booking & Allocation module, which optimises surveyor workload and has already delivered operational efficiencies to customers; and our enhanced Valuation Risk Model – VRM – that transforms the way property risk is assessed for mortgage applications.
“Data security remains at the heart of what we do, with all services operating within our secure network and, by working closely with the industry, we will continue to be the leading valuation and risk tool for property transactions in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time and we look forward to announcing updates as the programme progresses.”