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    • Lily_
    • By Lily_ 11th Oct 16, 8:42 AM
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    Can I conduct the searches
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    • 11th Oct 16, 8:42 AM
    Can I conduct the searches 11th Oct 16 at 8:42 AM
    Hi there,
    my partner and I are buying a terraced house, which has a commercial status. We have applied for change of use and we will be getting a residential mortgage for it. However the solicitors are saying that they will have to charge more for searches, as the property is currently commercial. I don't understand why that is. Also they seem to be quite slow and we are pressed for time, so I'm wondering whether I can start the searches myself...

    Could I initiate Environmental, Water and Drainage and Local Authority searches and then pass them onto the solicitor to examine?

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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 11th Oct 16, 9:43 AM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 9:43 AM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 9:43 AM
    Are the searches likely to be any slower than your planning application?
    • dsdhall
    • By dsdhall 11th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
    Notwithstanding the point that Davidmcm makes, it would make sense to ask the solicitor if they would accept searches initiated by someone else (i.e. you).
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