CA firms account for 1 in 7 transactions
Of the 802,400 residential purchases in 2013 association members dealt with 115,511, amounting to 14.4% of the market.
In monetary terms members bought £26bn of the UK’s residential property on behalf of clients.
Eddie Goldsmith, chairman of the Conveyancing Association, said: “I am delighted to see that the Conveyancing Map figures demonstrate that our efforts have not gone unnoticed as our members continue to represent a growing proportion of the conveyancing activity taking place at this exciting time for the UK property sector.
“The launch of the CA Pledges in 2012 and the launch of the CA Protocol in 2013 are but two examples of the initiatives we at the CA have undertaken to ensure that our members deliver the very best customer service possible – something that we as an association are deeply committed to.”
Conveyancing Association members include nine out of 10 top conveyancing firms in the UK and 39% of the top 100 according to the HM Land Registry.
Richard Hinton of Pitsford Consulting and chief executive of the Conveyancing Map, added: “In 25 years of working in the management of conveyancing, there has always been a dearth of good market intelligence to support business planning.
“The value that the Conveyancing Map provides is an accurate, insightful and easily accessible window into the industry.
“At a stroke, geographical market shares can be calculated, competitors tracked and competitive landscapes plotted.
“The map clearly indicates the ongoing strong performance of CA members as the property market here in the UK continues to rebound – a real nod to the excellent work the association and its members have been carrying out to raise customer service standards across the industry board.”