Conveyancing Searches

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Property Searches


Locals

    York Place has been providing searches to conveyancers since 1987 and built up a vast bank of experience to streamline the search process. Our website and dedicated Client Services teams make it easy to order searches and you can rely on us to supply results in the most timely and cost-effective manner.

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Drainage

    The York Place Regulated Drainage and Water Personal Search (DWPS) search offers a clear and concise report based on analysis of publicly available information including the map of waterworks and the drainage map. The CON29DW is a report prepared by the relevant water company. Pricings vary depending on location.

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Enviro

    Law Society advice is that solicitors must consider whether contamination is an issue in a conveyance and that they should undertake independent site history investigation. This can be achieved with an environmental report from York Place. We supply a complete range of searches for residential and commercial properties from the leading specialists in this area.

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Flood

    One in six homes in England and Wales is now at risk of flooding. Surface-water events associated with heavy rainfall, high groundwater levels, and tidal and river flooding can all pose significant threats. A flood search provides valuable information to potential purchasers and lenders.

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Planning and Infrastructure

    The vast majority of purchasers are worried about development risks near their target property and it is estimated that between 10% and 20% will be affected. New developments are not revealed in a local authority search but the York Place order process alerts you to nearby planning applications and recommends an appropriate search to allow a purchaser to assess risk.

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Chancel

    Chancel repair liability is an ancient interest benefiting some 5,200 pre-Reformation churches in England and Wales. It allows the Parochial Church Council (PCC) to require owners of former rectorial land to meet the cost of repairing the church chancel. Since 12 October 2013, PCCs have been able to register their interest against the title at the Land Registry.

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Mining and Ground Stability

    Subsidence is a serious issue for homebuyers, with some 1 in 5 properties at risk of clay related ground stability issues alone. Claims are more common than for flooding incidents and it can leave an indelible mark on the ability to get affordable insurance in the future. Our changing climate is having locally dramatic effects on soil conditions including landslides and fissures

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Utility

    York Place are experts in obtaining plans and information from the myriad utility suppliers in the UK. The search result will enable accurate location of utility company assets within the boundaries of the property or site.

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With over 30 years experience of providing support to Property Professionals we have built up a wealth of in-house expertise and this enables us to offer a vast range of professional property searches on both residential and commercial properties throughout England and Wales.

Our FCA registration also enables us to offer a correspondingly wide range of indemnity products to cover all eventualities.

Searches include Local Authority, Drainage & Water, Flood & Environmental reports, and specific searches relating to Planning, Mining, Transport, Telecoms, Chancel and Utilities. All of our Regulated Personal Searches are carried out by experienced searchers and this enables us to maintain the highest professional standards, while guaranteeing a timely and efficient service.

York Place Property Search

Although we accept instructions by other methods, we recommend that you use our simple and intuitive order platform, as this has a recommended search tool based on Law Society guidance and also lets you check your mortgage lender's search requirements before placing your order.

Our Client Services Team are on hand between 8am and 6pm to provide advice and assistance on ordering, expected delivery dates and any queries you may have on your case or search result.

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