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land registry searches - do they really take 6 weeks?

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hotHELL Mon 14-Jul-08 17:47:16

my friend is worried that in those weeks her buyer will change her mind - could it take less, surely everytbhing is computerised now?

Bubbaloo Mon 14-Jul-08 20:39:25

I may be wrong but I think that if you pay a little extra you can get the searches back almost immediately.

bamboo Mon 14-Jul-08 22:14:14

It won't be Land Registry searches - they are mostly turned around the same day (I used to work there in a former life!), more likely the Local Authority searches. I've no idea why they take so long.

noddyholder Mon 14-Jul-08 22:15:55

You can do them yourself online at the land registry website.

hotHELL Tue 15-Jul-08 10:33:20

yes, it must be the local authority searches...

scanner Tue 15-Jul-08 10:34:24

surely these were done as part of the HIP?

hotHELL Tue 15-Jul-08 13:12:30

i think the property has been on the market for so long, HIP does not apply..

lalalonglegs Tue 15-Jul-08 14:34:09

You can pay someone to do a same day search - ask solicitor. Some are a bit hmm about it.

fishnet Tue 15-Jul-08 15:13:10

you can take the local search round yourslef if you want to. Its called an expedited search and costs about £30 extra. You literally walk it from department to department and get the answers to the queries ( whihc will generally be - we don't provide the information to answer this question!!)

hotHELL Tue 15-Jul-08 21:04:32

ahhh, it all sounds a bit complicated.

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