Standard Searches

The fourth compulsory item is the standard searches i.e.

i) The local land charges register official search certificate – this can be obtained from a personal search company or the local authority direct.

ii) Local enquiries – other records held by the local authority on matters of interest to buyers e.g. planning decisions, road building proposals etc. – these can be obtained from a personal search company or the local authority direct.

iii) Details of the provision of drainage and water services – these can be obtained from a personal search company or the local water company, however, the search must comply with the HIP Regulations.