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Mining Searches

Our Residential Coal Mining and Brine Search look at whether your residential property is in an area where coal mining or brine pumping has occurred in the past or is likely to do so in the future. Sometimes licences are awarded for future extractions.

We also look at whether there are any mine entrances that may cause subsidence, or underground coal/brine workings, or whether compensation for subsidence has been paid in the past or repairs carried out.

Chancel Repair Liability

Some properties in England and Wales have an obligation to pay for certain repairs to a local church, known as chancel repair liability. Since 2013, any information about land that’s bound by this liability has been recorded by the Land Registry and stored on the Title Register database.

A Chancel Liability Search by CNC Searches will let you know if the residential property you’re purchasing lies within the parishes of a church, and whether you’re required to pay the costs of repair.

Commons Registration

If your property is in a rural area, or it borders a village green or if you’re purchasing agricultural land that has been developed, it’s worth carrying out Common Registration Search in accordance with the Commons Registration Act 1965.

A Commons Registration Report, sometimes known as a Common Land Search, carried out by CNC Searches will see if any part of your land can be used by the local community or if they have a right of access, or if you can obtain planning permission to develop the land. The Report will show if your land is subject to rights of common and if it’s registered under the Land Registrations Act.

Optional Questions:

A number of optional questions can be requested with your Local Authority Search. These are known as CON29O. The additional questions in the CON29O include: – road proposals by private bodies, public paths and byways, completion notices, parks and countryside, pipelines, noise abatement, urban development areas, enterprise zones, etc.

Highways Search:

For every transaction, it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify flaws in the adoption status (confirming maintenance responsibility) can cause delays to the transaction as well as pose a risk to the purchaser’s future plans for the site. In addition, it is important to consider what impact proposed changes to on-street parking, waiting and loading restrictions and road improvement schemes could have on the use of the site.

Flood Search:

Landmark Flood provides a comprehensive and clear analysis of flood risk. A flood expert from our Argyll team will review each report when a significant risk has been identified.

This expert assessment is key to ensure we only identify the risks that matter. The report considers flood defences and the availability of insurance and examines river, coastal, surface, groundwater and other sources of flood risk.

It includes a manual assessment when a potential risk is found, resulting in more Passed reports. Designed to examine the overall risk of flooding, taking into account any flood defences present and how flood risk affects the surface water sources.

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