Thu 26 Oct 2017 by Lorraine Imhoff
The conveyancing 'Planning Search' is an property search available to home buyers in the UK.
This search recommended if you want to find out information about possible development near the property you are thinking of buying.
When you get a free purchase conveyancing quote through Homeward Legal, we will also quote for disbursements, including property searches.
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A local search does not provide information about planning consents or applications relating to any other properties.
So you could buy your new home and then find out that a neighbour has already got permission to build a large extension, or even that a supermarket chain has just lodged a planning application to build a superstore on the open land behind the garden.
Property owners and developers often do not start development for some time after obtaining planning consent.
However they can start work at any time while the consent remains valid – often up to five years. Planning consents can also be renewed in some cases. So it makes sense to check whether there are any such dormant consents near your new home where building work could be started at any time.
A detailed planning search, like the one offered by Homeward Legal, will provide you with details of any existing consents or applications relating to property within a 250 metre radius.
Call us on 0800 038 6699 or use our free quick quote system to find out more about conveyancing planning searches, or to get some conveyancing advice from our helpful team, no matter what stage of your sale or purchase you're at.
Call Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and we'll explain the entire conveyancing process for you, including any information you may need on property searches. You may not have even found your dream home yet, but it's always a good idea to be prepared!
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