Last edited 04 Jan 2021

Conveyancing searches

When buying property or land, it is generally recommended that a series of legal searches are carried out to identify potential problems that may affect the price the client is prepared to pay, whether a mortgage lender is prepared to finance the purchase, or may result in withdrawal of an offer altogether.

Typically, these searches are organised and procured by the client’s conveyancing solicitor, and as a result the client will be charged search fees.

The type and nature of searches required will depend on the land or property in question, its surrounding area, infrastructure, and so on. Some of the most common types of searches include:

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