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Local authority searches

What is a Local Authority Search?

If you are planning to buy a house or a plot of land, or lease a property, you will need to know whether the Authority will charge you for any outstanding or ongoing services or if there any restrictions.

To obtain this information a Local Authority Search has to be carried out.

The Local Authority Search is in two parts.

There are two standard forms for an official search. Either your solicitor will fill in these forms or you can get then from a Legal Stationer.


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Last Updated: 17/06/2016