About Us

Our simple but powerful promise is to provide a flexible approach to delivering fast, reliable property information supported by our friendly and approachable customer service.

+ Who we are

Since launching in 2012 as part of tmgroup, our local team have continued to develop their reputation for excellence – providing an outstanding service that conveyancers on both sides of a transaction can rely on.

We have a proven track record of delivering fast and reliable information in a highly efficient manner. This is at the heart of our continuing success, and the reason that we can proudly state that we are the fastest growing search company in the Scottish market.

“McCarron & Company have been dealing with Property Searches Scotland for the last eighteen months and find the service to be excellent. All staff are very co-operative and give that little bit extra.” — Gerry McCarron – McCarron & Company, Airdrie

+ What we do

We offer the full range of products required for sale/purchase and remortgage transactions, across both residential and commercial markets, across all of Scotland.

Our online ordering platform draws on a huge amount of experience to deliver practical and efficient solutions to conveyancers. Supported by a simple design, we give you the latest technology to make it easier for you to order and manage the search products you require to progress your transactions.

“We at Hunter & Robertson use Property Searches Scotland for our searches and would recommend this company. We find them very reliable and very helpful. The turnaround is normally within a day, and if you need anything urgently they are only too happy to assist. I cannot praise them highly enough.” — Jackie Flanagan – Hunter & Robertson Solicitors, Paisley

+ How we do it

Our statistics speak for themselves: thanks to our unique integration with the Coal Authority, more than 95% of coal mining reports are returned to you within one hour of ordering. This powerful integration uses the Coal Authority’s own mapping layers, and also enables us to provide you with property-specific search alerts based on the property’s precise coordinates. This feature saves you time and money by not having to refer to other third party websites or procure unnecessary reports.

Our customers tell us our standard search turnaround times are exceptional. In the last year, more than 99% of Property Enquiry Certificates, Legal Reports and Remortgage Searches were returned on the same or next day. Ask us to do a priority search and we’ll typically process it in less than an hour – and unlike our competitors we won’t charge you an expedited fee.

“The team at Property Searches Scotland consistently pride themselves in their high standards of client service. They are always available to help, highly efficient and their unique personal touch is second to none.” — Debbie McCathie, Partner & Head of Residential Conveyancing – Gilson Gray LLP

+ Why we do it

Returning reports quickly and reliably isn’t all we do. What sets us apart is our passion for customer service. Our experienced team enjoy working with you to get the job done; but don’t just take our word for it, see what some of our customers say about us.

"We have been really impressed by the service we have received from PSS from Day 1. The team take the time to understand our business and give us exactly what we need. When faced with a challenge, they rise to the occasion and nothing is ever a problem. We really feel valued.” — Nicholas Scullion, Managing Partner - Scullion Law, Hamilton

+ How we listen to you

Our new platform has been designed by conveyancers for conveyancers. Some of the new features we’ve added, based on your feedback, allow you to:

  • Choose how your reports are delivered : Everyone has a personal preference for how they like to work, which is why we created ‘Search Return Distribution’ so you can choose whether your reports are returned one-by-one as they are completed, or delivered in one email once they are all ready. Searches for individual cases can also be distributed to multiple email addresses so that holiday and other cover may be provided seamlessly.
  • Print a professional summary whenever you need to : We’ve improved the look and feel of our printed forms, so you can print off professional summaries and add them to your clients’ files at any stage of your order.
  • Prepare drafts when you need to : You can draft each order, print and save a copy of details, and talk with the other solicitor, before making amendments and sending the order over to us.

Our simple but powerful promise is to provide a flexible approach to delivering fast, reliable property information supported by our friendly and approachable customer service.

We promise you the best deal, the best service or your money back

Using the latest technology combined with contemporary data sources and proprietary databases of critical land and property information, we are confident our service will be the most accurate, fast and cost-effective solution for you and your clients.

Our revolutionary approach to property searching allows us to offer you our unique service pledge as follows:

  • We will not be beaten on search turnaround times – 99% of PECs, Legal Reports and Remortgage Searches are returned on the same or next day, while Coal Mining Reports are typically returned in less than one hour.
  • We will not be beaten on service – read what our valued and loyal customers say about the enhanced service levels they now enjoy, and please test this for yourself on a no-risk basis.
  • We offer No Sale No Fee on aborted transactions – our search pledge enables you to order searches in time to deal with any adverse entries. If the transaction does not complete, we will cancel all search fees.
  • We will not be beaten on price and loyalty bonus – our pricing packages are unrivalled. Please ask us for a quotation.
  • We guarantee our service to you – if you are unhappy with any element of our service, please tell us so that we can resolve it and we will refund all costs.

+ Meet the team

Michael Tolland
Michael Tolland
Commercial Director Scotland

Michael runs tmgroup's Scottish brand; Property Searches Scotland. He joined the business in mid-2012 and, together with a skilled team of experienced property search agents, has delivered a successful business with a market share exceeding 20%. In his spare time, Michael enjoys hillwalking and running and is a regular marathon runner, most recently in Valencia where his claims of the hilly route affecting his time are being questioned.

Debi Haren
Debi Haren
Business Development Manager

Debi joined Property Searches Scotland in 2014 having had a successful career in banking. She has used her extensive relationship management and business development skills to expand Property Searches Scotland’s customer base across Scotland. In her free time, she loves to travel and experience the various culinary delights of the countries she visits!

Alastair Graham
Alastair Graham
Business Development Manager

Alastair is a Business Development Manager. His day-to-day responsibility is to grow the business by attracting new clients, whilst at the same time retaining existing clients. Away from work, he is a tutor in Milngavie Pipe Band and also the Band secretary.

Mark Welsh
Mark Welsh
Business Development Manager

Mark is a Business Development Manager. His role involves managing the acquisition of new business and supporting existing accounts. In his spare time, Mark enjoys listening to music, walking and socialising with friends.

Jody Barral
Jody Barral
Sales Support and Internal Accounts Executive

Jody is Property Searches Scotland’s Sales Support and Internal Accounts Executive. Her role involves providing comprehensive support to the Sales Team, managing a portfolio of conveyancing customers (with the aid of 3 years title searching experience), and co-ordinating company events. Away from work, Jody enjoys spending time with her children and husband making memories. She is also a competitive badminton player for Glasgow and North Strathclyde Badminton Group.

James McMahon
James McMahon
Operations Team Leader

James is Property Searches Scotland’s Operations Team Leader. His role involves overseeing the day-to-day work requirements within Property Searches Scotland. Outside of work, he likes to spend time with his family and home zoo.

Steven O’Neil
Steven O’Neil
Senior Title Searcher and Training Supervisor

Steven is a Senior Title Searcher and Training Supervisor. Day-to-day he produces Legal Reports for clients, deals with complex legal enquiries, and is involved in the training and guidance of other team members. Outside of work, Steven enjoys going to the gym and general keep fit activities, Oriental cooking, binge-watching Netflix and being a lifelong follower of boxing (Marquess of Queensberry stuff, not rolling about in a cage!).

Stuart Davidson
Stewart Davidson
PEC Production Supervisor

Stewart is a PEC Production Supervisor at Property Searches Scotland. This involves the compiling of information for the production of Property Enquiry Certificates. In his spare time, Stewart spends time with his family, plays poker, football and squash, and enjoys the odd gig or few.

Steven O'Neill
Steven Brown
Titles Team Leader

Steven is one of Property Searches Scotland’s Titles Team Leaders. His usual day involves allocating work to colleagues in the Titles teams to make sure clients receive their reports on time. Steven also handles client calls and emails to manage expectations on work received. His spare time usually involves football. When he isn’t watching it on TV, he is enjoying his season ticket for Clyde FC which he has had for almost 30 years.

Stuart Lennox
Stuart Lennox
Titles Team Leader

Stuart is one of Property Searches Scotland’s Titles Team Leaders. He provides guidance and support to colleagues and clients in relation to Legal Reports, Plans Reports, and other products required in Scottish property transactions. He also undertakes complex ownership investigations to identify the legal owners of properties or areas of land in Scotland. Stuart has recently started running and aims to complete his first 10k run this year. When he is not running, he likes listening to music and going to the cinema.