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'22 weeks to's ridiculous'

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

In a recent BBC Radio 4 interview on 'You & Yours' Beth Rudolf, Director of Delivery at the Conveyancing Association, agrees that current completion timescales are 'ridiculous' and a an 'absolute nightmare' believing that a 'perfect storm' has led us to where we are.

An exasperated first time buyer blamed solicitors for 'outstanding documentation' and confesses that it is 'all he thinks about, who do I chase up?' He has waited so long that his mortgage offer had expired and cannot plan his life which is in a state of limbo.

When asked 'If you could do a single thing to improve this, what would you do?'

Beth said that 'Upfront information is the key' and recommended that sellers needed to

'Be really on it and get Searches done themselves'

As endorsements go, that's about as good as it gets!

Property Searches Direct remain the only Search provider in the UK to make Search Hazard information, Local Authority turnaround times and Search Packs directly available to all Home movers.

Listen to the program here


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