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Legal searches - how long?

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perspective Tue 07-May-13 08:16:14

Just that really. How long generally do the legal searches take? We have found our dream house, have a purchaser for ours, no other chain, finance in place, initial enquiries back. Just wondering how long on average the searches take as this is the only outstanding thing.

Can you tell I'm desperate!

Notyetthere Tue 07-May-13 08:25:10

For our purchase, the environmental and drainage took about 3 days and local authority search took about 10days. Most LAs have timescales published on their websites.

georgedawes Tue 07-May-13 08:26:04

really varies from la to la. Ask your solicitor what their experience is with yours.

perspective Tue 07-May-13 08:34:54

Thanks, just looked on LA website - had not thought to do this as it's a long time since we bought a house. Website says 5 days, solicitors letter says longer.

ILikeBirds Tue 07-May-13 17:21:34

Are you getting searches direct from the local authority? Not all solicitors do, some use a search company.

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