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debts against property search ?

my wife was talking to one of her clients earlier who suggested a search to check for debts against the property.
This happened to them when they had bought a property, they had bailiffs turn up a few months down the line. The were chasing an unpaid train ticket which had grown with charges etc.. or something.

Is there such a search ?

I know the solicitor checks for charges against the property and bankruptcy etc..
but if the property had been rented previously this doesnt help.


  • ThePants999
    ThePants999 Posts: 1,748 Forumite
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    Debts are against people, not property. The possibility of bailiffs turning up chasing debts will always be there, but there's no way of finding out about the previous owner's debts, and it's nothing to worry about in any case - you tell them the person they're after no longer lives there and they'll go away.

    The only time debts get tied to a property is where a charge is registered, and your solicitor will be responsible for ensuring all charges get removed as part of the conveyancing.
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