House conveyancing fees include many different costs and some of them come from third parties, including search fees. Two of the main searches that must take place are the local authority search and the Land Registry search.
What else will need to be looked into when buying a house?
One of the other important searches that conveyancing solicitors need to conduct is the environmental search. This is the search that will show any information regarding environmental factors that could affect the property – both in terms of structure and value. This will include the risk of flooding, land contamination, any landfill site issues, the stability of the ground and any harmful gases in the area.
Next is the chancel repair search. This links back to medieval churches and the rights they used to hold over the land around them. Some properties still have obligations to pay for repairs on local churches and this search will determine that.
The water authority search is used to determine where the water for the property comes from and whether the property has any public drains on it. These could affect any work you might want to do on the property, so they are vital to know about. On top of these searches, there could be specific searches (such as mining searches), that relate solely to the property or the area. As with all searches that are carried out before you can purchase a property, the cost will be included in the final conveyancing fees bill.
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