When buying a property, your conveyancer will make various enquiries with the relevant authorities about the property. These are known as searches and are an essential part of the conveyancing process to help you find out as much as possible about the property being purchased.
Generally, the main searches that are undertaken are searches to the relevant Local Authority, drainage and water searches, environmental searches and mining searches. However, there are many other searches that can be carried out.
These searches will most likely be a requirement of the mortgage provide, if the buyer is purchasing the house with a mortgage.