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COVID-19 Council Restrictions

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We hope you and your family are safe, and wish you strength through these difficult times.

In our industry, we're seeing new obstacles every day from furloughed staff in local authorities, law firms, and even other search providers.

But it's not all bleak on the conveyancing horizon. Current Government advice states there is no need to pull out of transactions. Remortgages are showing resilience as banks reduce rates, and new-build work is still coming in. At OneSearch, we are fortunate to be in a position to weather this storm, and we'd like to once again reassure you that we have a robust business contingency plan in place, with all staff remaining.

Even though some local authorities have closed or reduced services, the majority are still operating normally. For a full list of COVID-19 Council Restrictions, which is refreshed daily, please click here. If you would like to receive an updated list daily, please contact

A lot of our clients affected by local authority closures are opting for OneSearch Transact, which is an Aviva insurance policy of up to £1 million, supplemented by a real-time data report containing over 80 local authority data points. This bundle remains available in all councils and may provide a vital alternative to a traditional local search. Please click here for more information on Transact.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you in any way we can.