More Conveyancing Searches
Title searches are an essential part of the conveyancing process which is one of the most important property searches and are, essentially, to prove the seller is the legal owner of the property and, therefore, has the right to sell it. Checks are made on the title register and title plan to tell you who previously owned the property, the previous purchase price, any rights of way over the property, any debts registered to the property. You will also be shown the property boundaries on a map, as well as the property location.
Water & Drainage searches
This is another essential search which tells you how your water supply gets to your property and how waste water and sewage are taken away. Knowing where these pipes are positioned is important information for future reference if, for example, you wanted to build an extension. A drainage search is also important so you know what length of drainage is your responsibility and what is the responsibility of the water board as drainage issues can be costly to fix.
Environmental searches can provide extremely useful information about the property you are looking to buy. They typically check for contaminated land and whether the property is build near a landfill or waste management site but also provide information on possible flooding, landslip or subsidence issues the property may be in danger of.
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