About Us

Veya offers an innovative solution for the residential real estate industry that helps streamline property sales through smart title deed data analysis.

Our Story

Veya was developed by estate agents, for estate agents as we realised that title deeds can often provide a valuable source of information which helps uncover potential risks in a transaction. Pertinent property details can often be hard to detect and easily missed, causing huge delays to the property sale, or even fall-throughs.

2019

Veya was founded by Jason Howarth in 2019 to help estate agents streamline their property transactions. Through Jason’s own frustrations as an estate agent, he felt there was an urgent need for clear, fast, and transparent information on property title deeds from the get-go. This inspired the idea for Veya, an innovative tool deriving property data from the Land Registry and various other sources to offer a comprehensive check of any property in seconds. Testing it out on his own agency, he found that he was able to speed up sales progressions, reduce fall-throughs and win more instructions.

What was originally designed by Jason as a tool to help within his own agency, he quickly realised that this could be of huge benefit to every estate agent in England and Wales. He managed to secure initial investment from angel investors and was accepted onto the reputable accelerator programme with Geovation.

2020

Since then, we developed the estate agent software that went to market at the end of 2020 and the response from the early adopters of Veya was phenomenal. Agent feedback stated that the tool helped to speed up property sales by as much as four times and that it was intrinsic in helping them win more instructions.

2021

Veya secured further investment mid-2021 to enable us to move the platform to the next stage. To support Veya’s journey, John McAuley joined as CEO following his initial investment in the product, alongside CFO Ben Blackman, previous Purplebricks UK Finance Director. Further to the team expansion, CTO Trevor Richards joined in the summer of 2021 to drive product innovation. This has helped us to integrate with several key technology partners, further expanding our benefits for clients. This includes automated identity verification, AML compliance and source of funds checks.

2022

We have some exciting plans for the future of our Proptech platform, as we continue to build Veya as an essential tool to help our customers win instructions, be compliant, and speed up transactions.

We’re on a mission…

Our mission is to provide estate agents with the tools to thrive. We strive to help agents to get more instructions and sales over the line and to make a real difference in the end-to-end transaction.

Straightforward

We make buying and selling property easier and our platform is simple to use and understand.

Trustworthy

Our solution is developed from real working knowledge of the industry and we only work with trusted partners.

Efficient

We help our clients to be more efficient and provide comprehensive insights, fast.

Innovative

We don’t rest on our laurels. We’re always looking for new ways to innovate to provide more value to our clients.

Meet our leadership team

Jason Howarth

Founder & CPO

Jason worked across the banking and IT industries as a product specialist before moving into the real estate industry where he opened his own estate agency. His expertise in technology and product development paired with his knowledge of the real estate industry led him to founding Veya.

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John McAuley

CEO

John is a successful entrepreneur and leader within the technology sector. John started his own business in 2012 achieving a £15m turnover within four years and securing a multi-million sale. His passion for business and technology drove him to Veya, where he has been involved from the very beginning as an investor and since joined as the company’s CEO.

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Ben Blackman

CFO

A Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of commercial finance experience in senior leadership roles across a range of industries. Recent roles include UK FD for Purplebricks and leading commercial finance for Boots.com

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Trevor Richards

CTO

An experienced technical leader who has worked across multiple domains and successfully grown and led start-up development teams. Trev has a wealth of operational experience and technical know-how with a passion for delivering user friendly and innovative technology to consumers.

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Download our latest free e-guide for estate agents

Understand how to review title deeds in detail to uncover important details about properties.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn what information to look out for on a title deed.
  • See examples of different deeds with issues highlighted.
  • Understand why you should be reviewing title deeds every single time you win an instruction.
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