We recommend anyone who takes out a new lease to have searches done which show any other interests in the property and important information such as whether the property can be accessed from the public highway, whether it is connected to a public sewer and potential problems such as planning and environmental issues. This is essential for any medium or high value lease.
These searches will usually comprise:
In addition to carrying out the searches, we then create a Search Report which contains our advice about your legal position in light of the results. It can also be provided to any lender or other backer.
If you are interested in using our property searches service, please call us on 0207 936 1967 (London Fleet Street Office) , 0121 5350012 (Birmingham Office), 0808 155 4870 (Salford Office) or 0161 615 5562 (Manchester Office) and ask to speak with one of our commercial property solicitors.
* In addition to the cost of the searches. The charges which are paid third parties such as the Local Authority will be around £400-500. Alternatively we can provide a local search only service for £100 plus VAT, plus the cost of the search (around £100).