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Silverman and Hewitson: Conveyancing Searches and Enquiries


This is an extensively revised and updated edition.

Paperback i

Book printed softcover

This is an extensively revised and updated edition of the well-regarded Conveyancing Searches and Enquiries. This new edition takes account of the important developments affecting the process of conducting searches and enquiries, including:
  • Energy performance certificates - latest requirements and procedures
  • Enquiries of local authorities - CON29R and CON29O
  • Drainage and water - CON 29DW commercial CON29DW
  • Commons registration searches – new procedures following the Commons Act 2006
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney – procedures under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Coal mining and brine claims searches – procedures under CON29M
  • Up to date addresses for HMLR offices
  • A full suite of latest forms included in appendix
 Conveyancing Searches and Enquiries is an essential tool for residential and commercial conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers offering a user-friendly format which will enable the reader to access information quickly on every form of search and enquiry.
 Table of Cases
 Table of Statutes
 Table of Statutory Instruments
 Part I
  • General Principles
  • Reasons for Making Searches
  • Liability on Searches
  • National Land Information Service
  • Energy Performance Certificates
 Part II
  • The Usual Searches
  • Pre-Contract Enquiries of the Seller
  • Local Land Charges
  • Enquiries of the Local Authority
  • Drainage and Water Enquiries
 Part III
  • Other Common Searches
  • Index Map Search
  • Pre-Contract Central Land Charges Search
  • Company Search
  • Commons Registration Search
  • Inspection and Applications for Official Copies
  • Environmental Data and Flood Risk Searches
  • Disadvantaged Areas Search
 Part IV
  • Less Common Searches of General Application
  • Introduction to less common searches
  • Railways, Highways and Aircraft
  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest
  • Agricultural Credits Search
  • Rent Registers
  • Corn Rent and Corn Rent Annuities
  • Chancel Repairs
  • Enrolled Deeds
  • Index of Proprietors
  • Office of the Public Guardian Registers
  • Waterways
  • Pipelines and Cables
  • Mutual Societies, Charities and Trade Unions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundaries
  • Index of Relating Franchises and Manors
  • Miscellaneous Registers and Records
 Part V
  • Less Usual Searches Applicable to Specific Geographical Areas
  • Introduction to Part V
  • Coal Mining
  • Tin Mining
  • Clay
  • Brine
  • Limestone
 Part VI
  • Pre-Completion Searches
  • Probate
  • Pre-Completion Searches in the Land Charges Department
  • Search of Register at HM Land Registry
  • Other Pre-Completion Searches
Appendix 1
  • Addresses of Land Registry Offices
Appendix 2
  • Table of Less Usual Searches by Reference to Geographical Area
Appendix 3
  • Table of Less Usual Searches by Reference to Subject Matter
Appendix 4
  • Forms
"What is most impressive is that, while the book will act as an aide memoire or
    Noddy’s Guide to those who want it, it goes into greater examination of history and
    mechanics for those with more time, inclination or need to read up....it is excellent value"
 Bulletin of Agricultural Law Association

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