Property Searches

What are Property Searches?

Ordering Property Searches for your new home is a vital part of the home buy process. We receive reports which tell us lots of things about the property and surrounding area that may have an impact on your decision to buy, or might give you guidance on what you need to do in order to protect yourself and your new home. These reports include things like the risk of flooding and ground stability as well as information about nearby planning permissions and any restrictions you might have in developing your new home.

How long does it take?

Sadly, this is something that's out of our control. Some of the reports that we order are provided to us from local Councils and, depending on the Council, these can take anywhere between a week to even two months to be provided to us.

How Brevis can help?

Many law firms will only choose to order Property Searches once they've heard back from the seller's solicitors. But we recognise that waiting for the seller's solicitor response can cost us valuable time - whether that's just a day or whether it's a week, it still adds up. That's why Brevis orders your Property Searches, where possible, as soon as you've completed our sign up process (which by the way only takes a matter of hours and can be fully completed in the comfort of your living room on a mobile phone).

Receiving and Reviewing

We receive a number of reports within a matter of days. We will review these right away providing you with a guide which highlights some parts of these Reports which might of particular interest to you. We will also share these Reports with you and it is important for you to thoroughly read these for yourself. Please don’t rely solely on our guide as you may miss some factors which are important to you.

At a later date we will receive the final report(s) and we will perform a final review with all information collated into one.