• Local Authority Searches

    By Guest on 06th Nov 2014

    which type of local Authority search is most commonly used in a conveyance. Is it an "Official search" or a "personal Search". What are conveyancing lawyers mostly using in the conveyancing search process.
    Many thanks in advance.

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    By Guest on 29/12/2014

    Personal searches are more and more common because they are insurance backed, are often quicker and require less administration on the part of the conveyancer. Also, from a cynical stand point, organisations such as estate agencies who refer high volumes of work to lawyers will often insist on the use of a particular search provider as a condition of the referral contract with whom they have a kick back arrangement. A few mortgage lenders insist on the use of official searches however.

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