Can House Searches Be Fast Tracked?

Can you expedite searches?

Expediting Searches Some Local authorities will offer an expedite service.

Where this is available an expedite symbol will appear in the Turnaround window..

How quickly can a house sale go through with no chain?

four weeksWhen it comes to conveyancing with no onward chain, the process could be completed in as little as four weeks. That is great news for anyone hoping to move into their new home as soon as possible, or keen to free up cash with the sale of their property.

Why do house searches take so long?

There are numerous factors that can cause delays, delays in conducting or obtaining searches, differences in valuations, the size of the chain, unresponsive buyers or sellers, a solicitor having too much to handle or simply being bad at his or her work.

What do house searches show?

They typically include aspects such as whether planning permission may be granted for a future development that would negatively impact your property, the quality of the ground on which your house is built, or details of common drains and access rights.

How quickly can searches be done?

As a rough guide, searches typically take around two to three weeks to complete, but remember that their results may prompt your solicitor to make further enquiries.

What do searches reveal when buying a house?

‘Searches’ or ‘property searches’ are completed by your solicitor. They work with the local authority (and other organisations) as part of the home buying process. They use these to find out any information about the property. As well as any local development plans that may affect the home you plan to purchase.

What do local searches reveal?

The local search will provide information that is designed to reveal any potential problems or issues with the property and the surrounding area, which enables the buyer to make an informed decision on the current state of the property.

Can you speed up local authority searches?

How do I speed up a local search? First of all, make sure you instruct your conveyancing solicitor to start local searches as soon as your offer has been accepted.

What happens after house searches are done?

When the search results are back, your solicitor will send a copy of them to you with a report summarising the main points. These usually take 2 to 3 weeks but the local authority search can take up to 6 weeks depending on the area and workload of the relevant local authority.

Are searches necessary when buying a house?

Whilst searches are required if you are purchasing with the aid of a mortgage they are not mandatory if you are a cash purchaser, as it is your own funds that will be at risk and not a mortgage lenders…. so it is your decision. But remember lenders ask for searches for a reason- to protect their investment.

How long does it take to exchange after searches?

The time between conveyancing searches and exchange of contracts is typically between 1 and 3 weeks. Although this may seem like quite a long time, you’ll be pleased to know that you’re on the home straight!