Personal Local Authority Searches
A Local Authority Search, whether they be personal or official, is essential when purchasing a house. The search will tell you important information about your new property such as planning and building regulation history, whether any road, rail or traffic schemes may affect the property and whether your property will be influenced by a tree preservation order, conservation area and many other planning constraints.
We undertake personal visits to the appropriate local authority to ascertain important information from the Land Charges and planning history registers. We will also inspect additional databases and attend Council offices to compile a full search report. All of our reports are of the highest quality and produced in Con29R format and sent out via e-mail in PDF.
We are able to offer personal local authority searches anywhere in England and Wales at a very competitive price and an excellent turnaround time subject to Council restrictions.
Click here to check whether your lender accepts personal searches
All our searches are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance up to £2m per property. A copy of our latest PI cover is available on request.
We are also an Affiliate Member of COPSO and a subscriber to the PCCB search code . Our entries on the relevant websites can be found by clicking on the images below.
Official Local Authority Searches
If the lender doesn't accept personal searches (click here to find out if it does) or your preference is to only use Official Searches we can also lodge these for you at the Council. We will fill out the LLC1 and CON29R in duplicate and send this to the Council with the appropriate fee.
Timescales and prices vary from Council to Council but we will inform you beforehand of cost and if there will be any problems meeting your deadline.
Our fee for lodging an Official Search is £30 inc. If you are interested in any other Conveyancing products at the same time then we will be able to discount this fee.
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We also specialise in commercial premises whether they be small shops or large industrial estates. We offer a full range of searches and fast turnaround times.
Please call for more information.
If you also require Environmental Searches, Drainage and Water Searches or Chancel Checks you may wish to order them at the same time on our property search order page
Our current turnaround time for searches is 3-4 working days.
If you would like to know more about our personal search service or any other conveyancing products please call 020 8460 8459 and ask for Alex Griffin or email firstname.lastname@example.org