We are often asked why is it necessary to conduct searches on a property being purchased. It seems like an unnecessary expense when going through the expensive exercise of buying a new home.

Property searches assist your advocate to give you a report on a property and highlight areas for concern.
• Do you have proper access to your property? Is the road adopted and maintained by the government or is it a private lane which may cost you money to maintain in the future?
• Does a service provider have the right to access your property to conduct maintenance to a sewer, water or electricity connection?
• Is your property at the risk of seasonal flooding?
• Are there any outstanding rates?

These are all factors which you need to consider and which are not visible when inspecting a property before investing your hard-earned cash into a property.

BridsonHalsall have a highly qualified conveyancing team who will guide you through property searches and what the replies mean.
Contact Bernadette Arlow on 614422 or if you have any queries.


BridsonHalsall Advocates
Havelock Chambers
16-18 Mount Havelock
Isle of Man
Telephone: +44 1624 614422