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A local authority search is a check with the local authorities to establish if any new developments are planned in the vicinity of the property you are buying and to check the water drainage systems and other social infrastructure. This can highlight any public works such as a new motorway, waterworks or alterations to road systems, as well as anything else that is has had permission to take place immediately adjacent to the property. The local search will also tell you whether there are any planning restrictions that may affect your intentions to renovate or extend the property.

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Water authority search fee

Water authority search fee
A fee charged by a solicitor as part of his conveyancing work for checking the infrastructture of the local water system and sewerage.

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