The buyer's solicitor will also carry out the necessary Searches. These enquiry forms are sent to the Local Authority and can take 2 - 4 weeks to come back with all appropriate information. This information however will only relate to the specific property being purchased. So if you are worried about the possible developments, drains, new roads, boundaries, rights of way, restrictions, schools or even the risk of flooding, please let us know as soon as possible. You can always make a direct approach to the relevant department of the Local Authority.