Buying or selling a property? 

02/09/10

Do you know that the council can perform an official local land search when you are buying or selling a property?

Searches are an essential part of the process, and provide the Official Local Land Charges Certificate plus answers to 64 questions about the property, such as highways proposals, outstanding notices and planning history.

Buying a property is a significant investment and the council encourages the purchaser’s solicitor to obtain an Official Search direct from the council’s Land Charges Team. They can provide a fast and efficient service with a turnaround of just 24 hours. Email requests can also be taken to make the process even quicker and efficient.

The council is the only authoritative data provider for this information providing compensation for inaccuracies guaranteed for seven years.

Rodney Fray and the Conveyancing team at Allansons Solicitors said: “Bolton Council’s Land Charges team offers the best service that we have experienced from any local authority search provider.”

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