Searches should provide homebuyers with the most accurate, up to date information possible. Why then are they often ordered weeks before they’re needed, and even then, not always provide a complete picture?
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The Land Registry have released the following statement with regards to the proposed transfer of Land Charges searches:
Land Registry is making it easier to register a property in England and Wales...
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Includes: Information on Land Registry's proposed changes to land charges searches, the severntrentsearches.com website redesign, Ask the Experts and a wordsearch competiton.
Edition 41 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the first half of May's figures.
Edition 40 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the whole of April's figures.
Edition 39 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the first half of April's figures.
It may seem like a simple question, but who is the customer for property searches? It’s something we’ve been giving a lot of thought to recently, and the answer’s not as straightforward as it may first seem...
Erewash Borough Council Land Charges have confirmed that their current turnaround time has now increased to at least 20 working days.
Edition 38 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the whole of March's figures.
Edition 37 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the first half of March's figures.
New supplier prices that will take effect from 1st and 7th April respectively.
Edition 36 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the wholeof February's figures.
This weeks Severn Trent Searches article discusses the delay in local authority searches and land registry's current proposals to improve turnaround times.
Edition 35 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the first half of February's figures.
Just for Valentine's Day, we've launched an exclusive new search
Edition 34 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the whole of January's figures.
Edition 33 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the first half of January's figures.
Edition 32 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the whole of December's figures.
Edition 31 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the first half of December's figures.
Edition 30 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing all of November's figures.
View the November 2013 Searchlight issue with information on the new-look CON29DW, Local authority turnaround times, Ask the Experts and a wordsearch competiton with the chance to win a £150 hamper.
Edition 29 of the Searchlight Data Blog is now available showing the first two weeks of November's figures.
We are currently experiencing serious delays in local authority searches being returned by Leicester City Council.
Please note that the price of the CON29DW Drainage and Water Enquiry has increased to £40 + VAT from 1st November. Click here
Read about the exciting changes to the CON29DW Drainage and Water Enquiry
The HS2 search has been renamed The Energy and Infrastructure Report, and expanded to include information on Wind Farms and Fracking.
Some common misconceptions regarding the upcoming change in the law regarding Chancel Repair Liability
Landmark have announced pending changes to the HS2 report from the end of June 2013. Click on the link for more information.
Read more to find out who won our wordsearch competition.
The price of Chancelcheck has increased to £20 (£24 inc VAT) from 15th April
With effect from 11th March, Landmark Information Group have made a number of enhancements to their Envirosearch Residential Report.
The Government has revealed the proposed route of the controversial phase two High Speed Rail (HS2) Network, linking Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Severn Trent Searches sponsors awards at the Law Firms Services Conveyancing Awards and Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Incorporated Law Society Annual Awards
You can now follow Severn Trent Searches on Twitter @STSearches.
Plans to reform the water industry have been published in Parliament as the Government seeks to slash red tape, drive innovation and open the market to new companies.
The price of the CON29DW Drainage and Water enquiry will be increasing to £40 + VAT from 1st November
With recent flooding, The Landmark Group have issued a warning to conveyancers regarding potential risks and the importance of obtaining a flood report in flood risk areas.
Full details of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
A controversial new high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham has been given the go-ahead by the Government. The HS2 search
reveals properties affected by the proposed route.
A new industry guide, brings greater clarity and transparency on how lenders and intermediaries work together on mortgage sales and administration.
Conveyancers could be exposing themselves to liability by failing to obtain information about flooding, which is set to become the latest 'uninsurable risk', a leading commercial property solicitor has warned
Severn Trent Searches Announces a Groundbreaking Subsidence Search