A Smart Approach to Searches

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Whatever your conveyancing information needs are we pride ourselves on providing you with a comprehensive search report on any property no matter how big, small, new or old!

Our dedicated team; made up of fully trained and experienced staff (see our ‘Meet the Team’ page); do not rely on technology alone to conduct their work; they also draw on personal experience dating back to 1987.

We have kept our clients one step ahead of the game by being experts in such matters as the introduction of new questions on the 2016 edition of the CON29R forms and the imposition of VAT on council searches in 2017, making sure that we share all of the up to date information as soon as it is available. All our searches are backed by £5million indemnity insurance with many other search companies only offering £2 million, and local authorities having none at all.

We can help you with…

  • Personal LLC Searches
  • Drainage & Water Searches
  • Environmental Planning & Flood Reports
  • New Commercial Energy Searches
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Chancel Searches
  • Lawyer Checker
  • Development Assessment
  • Ground Stability

Andrew, the Managing Director of HW, ensures that he visits each of our clients every couple of months to ensure that we continuously adapt and improve the service and products that we provide.

We are the only search company accredited to deliver CPD Training in Local Searches by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and since 2008 have successfully been running free seminars or stand-alone speaker events for solicitors and conveyancers. This service is provided free of charge to our clients at a time and venue that suits you – we even give you lunch! Recent venues include Marwell Zoo, The Ageas Bowl, Royal Marines Museum, Ryde Castle, etc.

Using our website is simple and customised to every single client. You just order your searches and reports, upload a plan if you have one (and if you don’t have one, we will get it for you free of charge!). You will receive an acknowledgement promptly on completion of ordering, and all your search results will be returned to you by email as soon as possible. The mainstay of our business – our regulated personal search – is personally checked by two members of our experienced, well-trained staff.