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Gorvins Residential Conveyancing Searches Explained

Conveyancing Searches Explained

Last Updated: November 27th, 2023

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Conveyancing searches are inquiries made to various authorities to uncover essential information about a property. These are crucial for understanding any issues that could affect the property’s value or legality.

For those considering a property purchase, understanding these searches is as important as knowing what a conveyancing solicitor does for the buyer.

The Different Types of Conveyancing Searches

  1. Local Authority Searches: This search offers insights into local area plans that might impact the property. They are especially important for clients buying a house or a property, as they cover planning permissions and local development plans.
  2. Environmental Searches: These searches evaluate risks such as flooding and land contamination, essential for assessing a property’s energy efficiency before buying.
  3. Water and Drainage Searches: These confirm the status of the property’s water supply and drainage system, ensuring it meets regulations.
  4. Chancel Repair Liability Search: It checks for any liabilities towards local church repairs.
  5. Mining Searches: Critical in areas with a history of mining activity.
  6. Other Searches: Depending on the property’s location and history, additional searches might be necessary.

The Importance of a Conveyancing Solicitor

Expertise and Experience: A skilled conveyancing solicitor can effectively interpret these search results. Their expertise is invaluable, particularly when determining the right time to instruct a conveyancing solicitor.

Risk Mitigation: Solicitors identify potential risks, a crucial step in protecting yourself from property fraud.

Saving Time and Stress: The solicitor’s role in streamlining the process saves time and reduces stress, which is particularly beneficial for first-time buyers.

Customized Advice: Solicitors provide tailored advice based on the search results, guiding clients through informed decisions.

In conclusion, conveyancing searches provide essential information that can significantly influence your property transaction decisions. With a knowledgeable conveyancing solicitor from Gorvins Residential, you can ensure that your property transaction is thorough, secure, and tailored to your needs.

Ready to embark on your property journey with confidence and peace of mind?

Contact us today at Gorvins Residential to ensure that your property transaction is handled with the utmost professionalism and expertise.

Reach out to us at 0161 930 5350 – your key to a secure and informed property transaction awaits.


Through a very stressful process buying a first home, Gorvins were confident and collected. Able to deliver what they promised and kept me updated through the stages. I was glad to have No Stress experience with our conveyancer in amongst the chaos of the rest of it.

Used as recommended by my mortgage advisor for a remortgage.  My case was dealt with by Natasha Sands and she made it complete smoothly and to my satisfaction.  Communication was great and all my questions answered promptly.  Will not hesitate to use again next time.

Fantastic service and for a fair price, special thanks to Joseph Hirst who dealt with my account from start to finish and was always on hand to deal with any queries I had, always got back to me in good time and made the whole process as stress free as possible.

Go with Gorvins, if you want peace of mind!

I recently instructed Gorvins to act on my behalf in the purchase of 5 apartments in Liverpool. I am happy to report that I was more than pleased with their performance.The services provided by the person in charge of the file at Gorvins was most professional, reliable and efficient. In fact she went out of her way to help in aspects which was not her responsibility and as a result the deal went­­ through smoothly.

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