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Ever wondered what property searches are and why they are needed? Searches UK answer some general questions about who carries out property searches, what they show, why they’re needed and more. If you’re still wondering how it all works and you’ve got more questions contact the office directly on 0800 043 1815 to discuss the process in more detail.

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What are property searches?

Conveyancing property searches are reports that reveal if there are any risks to a property being purchased in relation to issues like contaminated land, flooding, planning, mining or subsidence, and more. Read more..

 

What types of property searches are there?

Property searches can be obtained for both residential and commercial properties depending on the size and type of use of the property or land. Read more…

 

Why do you need property searches?

It is best practice to carry out property searches before a homebuyer purchases a property as it will help to reveal any risks to the property or rule out any risks so the homebuyer is safe in the knowledge that the property they are about to purchase is worth the money they are paying for it and is adequate to live in. Read more…

 

What do property searches show?

Depending on the type of search carried out, our property reports will provide information about the following: Read more…

 

Are property searches compulsory?

We would always strongly recommend carrying out property searches before a purchase, although it is not compulsory to do so. Read more…

 

What property searches do I need?

Solicitors and conveyancers processing property transactions will be qualified and experienced enough to recommend the correct searches for the property being purchased. Read more…

 

Who carries out property searches?

In most instances the homebuyer’s property solicitor or conveyancer will order property searches on behalf of their client. Read more…

 

Can I do property searches myself?

Strictly speaking anyone is able to order property searches from us, although we would not recommend this if a qualified property solicitor or conveyancer is involved in the purchase of a property. Read more…

 

Do property searches expire?

Property searches will last for up to 3 months, after which time we would recommend that new searches are purchased to guarantee the accuracy of the information and data included in them. Read more…

 

Who pays for property searches?

The homebuyer is responsible for paying for any property searches carried out, however these are usually ordered by their chosen property solicitor or conveyancer. Read more…