Estate agents offered first ever free property hazards searches

first_imgHome » News » Estate agents offered first ever free property hazards searches previous nextProducts & ServicesEstate agents offered first ever free property hazards searchesPropertySearchesDirect says its initiative will ease the often difficult relationship between estate agent and conveyancer.Nigel Lewis24th September 202001,273 Views A recently-launched search company has begun offering estate agents and buyers a free service that flags up any major hazards a property may have before a sale progresses to searches.“We are looking to ease the often difficult relationship between estate agent and conveyancer by reducing age old resentment and misunderstanding and enabling a more collaborative conveyancing environment,” says Daniel Hamilton-Charlton, a director of online service Property Searches Direct.“If estate agents took a more proactive role by asking buyers and sellers to get more information up front then the likelihood is that fewer chains would fall apart.”Property Searches Direct claims to be the first in the UK to offer a hazard checker service for free to agents and buyers, information that is normally only available to conveyancing professionals and usually only checked once a sale has been agreed.FloodingThis includes information on flooding, ground instability, radon gas, subsidence, planned transport improvements, contaminated land and planned infrastructure engineering projects.Hamilton-Charlton says the free service is part of his company’s promise to both speed up the conveyancing process, but also increase transparency within the largely opaque world of sales progression.“We believe buyers, seller’s and their agents should go into a purchase with their eyes open, so this is exactly what our system provides,” he says.“We provide exactly the same products that would be ordered by a conveyancer but crucially we are enabling home movers to order them at the beginning and not some weeks in to the transaction.”Read more about PSD.Daniel Hamilton-Charlton Property Searches Direct September 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more