What searches are carried out and when?
On your purchase, searches are carried out at 2 stages: pre-exchange and pre-completion.
The pre-exchange searches undertaken are with public bodies e.g. the Local Authority, Drainage Authority, Environment Agency etc.
These searches reveal information about the property such as any planning restrictions, tree preservation orders, local developments which may affect the property, whether or not the property is connected to mains water and drainage.
Pre-completion searches are carried out at the Land Registry and Plymouth Land Charges Department.
Dependent on where a property is and any specific lender requirements, additional searches may be required e.g. Coal Mining, Flood Risk. We will advise you of any additional searches that are required.