Land Registers and Conveyancing Searches for Scotland

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to process my search request in England & Wales?

We are almost always able to carry out your search and get the results to you the same day that we receive your instructions, provided your instructions are received during office hours. Where instructions are received out of office hours your search is dealt with first thing during the next office day. Our office hours are 08:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and exclude Bank Holidays.

Your documents will be uploaded to your MyAccount page which you can access by logging in. You will be sent an email from us to let you know once your documents are ready.

If the title to the property is not readily identifiable we will need to make additional searches and/or enquiries. This will cause a short delay. You will be advised of this, however, and kept informed as to the progress of your application.

Where the search is made by plan it will take approximately 3-5 days. This is because there are several stages to the search, and several communications to be sent and received via the Royal Mail.

Does it take longer in Scotland, Ireland, Eire, IOM or the Channel Isles?

Searches in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire are usually carried out the same day, as with England and Wales. Searches in the Isle of Man and Channel Islands take longer as the relevant Land Registry offices are not internet based and are made by telephone and / or post.

How long does it take to process my search by plan? (Properties with no postal address)

Where a search is made by plan it will take approximately 5-8 days to be completed. This is because there are multiple stages to the search and several communications required by Royal Mail First Class Post.