Conveyancing check list How to protect your clients prior to property purchase

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15 January 2018

Thames Water Property SearchesWhen your client is considering purchasing a property, are you asking questions such as: are those nearby fields safe from development, or have the neighbours applied to extend their basement?  Likewise, do your clients within major cities know that the rate of construction in London for example, is twice the national average and  they have a one in five chance of experiencing major or significant change in the immediate vicinity?

Or, are you able to help your clients identify hidden value through development potential in the subject property?

If the answer is “no”, don’t worry. Thames Water Property Searches now offer DevAssist’s portfolio of planning reports that give valuable insights and clarity to legal professionals and property buyers alike, on all the subjects mentioned above – and more!

DevAssist is the only company that audits locations for development risks and opportunities’, ensuring the property purchase process is safer for all parties, helping to prevent costly mistakes while increasing customer satisfaction.

Jason Harper, account manager at Thames Water Property Searches comments: “DevAssist investigates and audits a location so that buyers of property can purchase with peace of mind. The reports educate property buyers about development risks so that they know what is changing, or may change in the future.

“What’s more, conveyancers can be safe in the knowledge that all liability for interpretation of the planning data lies with DevAssist.”

The three reports cover all sizes of residential and commercial properties, with one specifically tailored to those purchasing within major UK cities.

DevAssess is a bespoke report for residential and small commercial properties under 0.25 acres that includes a Landmark Plansearch Plus or Groundsure planning report.

DevAssess Premium performs a similar function to DevAssess but is suited to commercial or large residential properties.

DevCity is a top end, two-staged bespoke report for city buyers that also includes a Freedom of Information request to the local council about pending applications or pre-consultations that may impact the subject property.

To speak to our Customer Experience Team about DevAssist’s portfolio of planning reports call: 0845 070 9148 or visit:

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