What is a Land Registry Priority Search

A Priority Search is high on the list of importance when buying a property. Once you have committed to buy the property (exchanged contracts) you wouldn’t want anyone else moving the goalposts.

This is where a Priority Search comes in. It’s a request to the Land Registry for an official copy of the title to the property you are buying and is usually done last minute before getting the keys (completion). This is because it ensures and guarantees that no changes are made to that property title while the formalities of the purchase are being wrapped up.

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