Saturday, July 13, 2024

Buyers’ Guide – Searches


Look at the results of searches your solicitor has done. They will tell you, for example, if a main road is about to be built at the end of your garden.

Top Tips for searches

  • When you instruct a solicitor to carry out the conveyancing process, they will need to conduct various searches before your property purchase can go through.
  • Solicitor searches are necessary so that you can find out if there are any issues you need to be aware of before you take ownership of your new home.
  • They are also required by lenders, who will want to be certain that there’s nothing which could affect the property’s value before they offer you a mortgage.
  • There are usually three main searches which are beneficial to carry out, which are as follows: Local Authority Search, Water and Drainage Search, and an Environmental search.
  • Searches typically take around two to three weeks to complete but remember that their results may prompt your solicitor to make further enquiries.

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