Local Authority Property Search | Local Searches | Property Searches | Personal Search
When Pali first started to provide Personal Searches not all lenders accepted the Personal Search and not all solicitors were confident in their reliability. Official local authority searches were one of the reasons for delays to the conveyancing process as Local Authority searches often took several weeks to be returned after ordering, Especially during holiday periods.
Access to information required to produce a Personal Search was not formalised and often charged for. Since Pali started to provide Personal Searches things have improved dramatically and access to local authority records has improved. Over the years Pali has proved to lenders, conveyancers and solicitors the efficacy of Personal Searches and the benefits of using the Pali system.
These are; Convenience of ordering, email, fax, the Pali system or even good old Royal Mail. Pali also offer accounts. In an effort to compete with Personal Searches, the excellent service and electronic ordering and delivery, the Department for Communities and Local Government developed the National Land Information Service, NLIS, to allow customers to place their orders electronically and receive them back as emails. All the local authorities were to subscribe to this service and create electronic data bases to transmit the searches. As we write this it has not happened but it has with Pali and we can deliver searches and reports in which ever format is most convenient for our clients. To give further comfort to users of Personal Searches The Property Codes Compliance Board, PCCB, was formed and good search companies are members and agree to abide by the code of practice which incorporates a complaints procedure and robust insurance with run off cover. Code compliant searches are known as "Regulated Searches". Pali provides Regulated Searches.
These days Regulated Searches are the preferred option for a large percentage of solicitors. Also most lenders accept Regulated Searches and with the insurance attached to the Regulated Searches they have no more risk than those from local authorities. Now only the more obscure and less switched on lenders will not accept Regulated Searches.
However should a solicitor or conveyancer prefer council provided searches these can be ordered through Pali and we will work with the Local Authority to ensure a proficient, professional and convenient service. Council Searches or Regulated Searches? The choice is yours.
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