Apart from local road proposals affecting land within 200 metres of the property, the Local Authority search will only give information about the property itself, concerning the effect of Town & Country planning legislation, liability for road charges, compulsory purchase or demolition orders, financial orders and other matters which could vitally affect it.

The search will not give information about other property, for example the development of neighbouring land. If, therefore, you are concerned about the possibility of a development or any matters relating to other property or land in the neighbourhood, you should make enquiries yourself of the local authority before you consent to the exchange of contracts on your purchase. We can explain how this can be done. Alternatively there are specialist agency companies who can carry out these enquiries for you. This would involve a separate fee to that agency; if you would like further details please let us know.