When a property is transferred legally from one person to another it is known as conveyancing. A major part of the conveyancing process involves carrying out searches relating to the prospective property.
A lawyer can help greatly in this process as they have former experience in the conveyancing process. While someone new to the system could figure it out on their own, to have a professional who understands the technical processes involved will save a great deal of time and effort.
The conveyancing checks are important, they involve checking that the site is occupied legally, that the property isn’t threatened by any redevelopments in the area or subject to a compulsory purchase order.
The Government has plans to introduce online conveyancing which will involve the online registration of land. This will ultimately dispose of the necessity for lengthy background searches and make purchasing property much easier and more secure for the buyer.