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land registry searches - do they really take 6 weeks?

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hotHELL · 14/07/2008 17:47

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

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Bubbaloo · 14/07/2008 20:39

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

bamboo · 14/07/2008 22:14

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 · 14/07/2008 22:15

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

hotHELL · 15/07/2008 10:33

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

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scanner · 15/07/2008 10:34

surely these were done as part of the HIP?

hotHELL · 15/07/2008 13:12

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

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lalalonglegs · 15/07/2008 14:34

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

fishnet · 15/07/2008 15:13

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 · 15/07/2008 21:04

ahhh, it all sounds a bit complicated.

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