During the conveyancing process, your solicitor will examine the draft contract and supporting documents and raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor. You will be expected to go through the forms the seller has completed and let the solicitor know if you have any queries or concerns.
They will carry out property searches which consist of the following :
- Local authority searches
- Checking the ‘title register’ and ‘title plan’ at the Land Registry
- Checking flood
- Water authority
- Chancel repair search
- Environmental Search
Optional and location specific searches – sometimes extra searches are required or recommended depending on the location or type of property or due to particular concerns raised by the buyer.