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Local Authority Turnaround Times

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As we nudge towards a second wave, we know this has the potential to cause even more disruption for solicitor firms, local authorities, and home buyers and sellers.

At OneSearch, our hope is for the industry as a whole to take heart; to unite in our quest to keep transactions moving; to retain a semblance of normality in these abnormal times. 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 and operating at full capacity.

As you will be aware, delays are increasing at various points of the buying and selling process, from lenders and surveyors, to conveyancers and local authorities. For Regulated Local Authority searches, the estimated turnaround time is subject to change. As with all search companies, we are currently experiencing a fluctuation in response times; however, we are working closely with Local Authorities to ensure the quickest turnaround and thank you for your patience.

For a full list of extended turnaround times, which is refreshed daily, please click here.

If your case is urgent or at risk of collapse due to time sensitivity, we recommend OneSearch Express, a no-search insurance policy which also includes a comprehensive report pertinent to your client's property, typically returned in just 2-5 working days. Available in all council areas, Express provides a vital alternative to local searches during these difficult times as it is lender friendly and allows conveyancers to transact quickly. Click here to switch your order to Express

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We hope you, your family, and your firm are all safe and well, and look forward to getting through this with you.