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How long does it take the solicitor to complete searches?

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user1497207858 Sun 09-Jul-17 17:12:54

I know it depends on the area, solicitor and circumstances. But from your own experience how long did it take for them to come back?

I am a first time buyer but our solicitor isn't giving us any timelines. The searches were submitted last week. How long should I expect to wait?


specialsubject Sun 09-Jul-17 17:14:20

Your solicitor should know how long the council usually take. It varies wildly. If the solicitor is too busy to talk to you, ring the council and ask for a rough timescale.

Bellaposy Sun 09-Jul-17 17:49:53

Every local authority is different and the difference is massive. My local authority is working at around 2 weeks but I do know some at over a month.

howrudeforme Sun 09-Jul-17 17:54:21

Mine took 3 weeks

Buckinghambae Sun 09-Jul-17 17:57:14

3 weeks in South Wales

GU24Mum Sun 09-Jul-17 17:59:32

The only one that takes any time is the local search. The others should come back quickly as they're usually done via a search company now. The local search could take as little as 10 days but usually 2-3 weeks, sometimes a bit more but that's less common now.

RelaxMax Sun 09-Jul-17 18:14:25

It's not the solicitor taking the time: they submit the search requests to third parties, and have no control over how long those take.

Allow 3-4 weeks for the results usually, but it does vary massively by area and how busy the relevant third parties are.

specialsubject Sun 09-Jul-17 18:26:07

Correct, solicitor has no control but should know average times.

badgercat Sun 09-Jul-17 19:53:24

Our local searches are around 3 week mark at moment

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