Our turnaround times are exceptional with most reports typically returned between 4 hours and 24 hours from request
We offer a full range of property searches for residential, commercial and remortgage conveyancing across all of Scotland's 32 council areas. Our search service is fast, accurate and very cost effective.
Part of the tmgroup family, Property Searches Scotland launched in 2012. It's now the fastest growing search company in the country: more than a fifth of residential conveyancers in Scotland order searches from us and more than 25% use us for remortgage work.
Our approach is simple: we offer exceptional service and fast, accurate search products at highly competitive prices.
Search turnaround times are exceptional with Property Enquiry Certificates and Coal Reports typically returned in just 4 hours and 95% of Legal Reports in 24 hours. Legal Report Continuations may be ordered in advance and are typically returned by midday on the scheduled day.
Urgent requests incur no additional charge and are typically returned in less than one hour. Our online ordering portal provides unique search alerts, such as if your property may be affected by coal mining or flood risks, with searches orderable with a simple click.
Innovative technology allows us to do a better job with fewer people. As a customer you'll benefit from the huge savings we achieve through these efficiencies. This means you don't have to compromise on quality when opting for the most cost-effective search solution.
We also offer attractive portfolio discounts as well as generous loyalty bonus schemes.
Obtaining property searches at an early stage of the conveyancing process gives you sufficient time to deal with any adverse matters highlighted on searches, particularly any Orders or Notices or potentially inhibited individuals.
We remove the risk associated with this approach by guaranteeing to cancel all search costs in the event that the transaction falls through. No fuss.
Our experience in the production of PECs is unrivalled. Members of our team were involved in the development of Scotland's first private sector PEC service with SPH in the 1990s. Our standard turnaround time is 24 hours. Expedited reports can be returned to you in less than one hour at no additional cost.
We provide PECs for residential and commercial properties covering all 32 council areas across Scotland. You'll receive a full planning and building warrant search as standard and we do not artificially limit this information to five years.
We provide full disclosure of all Orders and Notices associated with a property – not just disclosure of notices that feature in publically available records. We will also obtain financial information in respect of notices on your behalf at no extra cost.
Our unique database of proprietary information is derived from Local Authority records. It is updated in real time so you can be sure any PEC you request features the most up-to-date information.
With standard turnaround times of between 24 and 36 hours, you'll have the information you need without disruption to your process. Expedited reports can be returned in less than one hour at no additional cost.
New products that replace Forms 10 to 13 following the introduction of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 2012 which came into force in December 2015:
Legal Report Continuations may be scheduled using our online diary service. These reports are prioritised on the requested day so that they are typically returned by midday.
We source these reports directly from Registers of Scotland.
The following pre-registration Plans Reports can be provided where a full bounding description and or a Deed Plan are provided alongside a written description of the subjects to be compared to the Cadastral Map.
Level 1 – Confirms whether the documentation submitted meets the registration requirements of the 2012 Act and confirms whether there are any conflicts with existing cadastral units.
Level 2 – This is the new standard report that broadly replaces the former P16 Report and provides the same information as a Level 1 Plans Report, as well as confirming whether or not the subjects can be identified on the OS map and advises whether the boundaries correspond with the physical features as defined on the ordnance survey map.
Level 3 – This contains the same information as the standard plans report and also provides additional information relating to exclusive areas and shared areas relevant to the subjects, such areas may include servitudes/burdens and other registered interests such as minerals.
Our Remortgage Report confirms the current legal position of the subjects instructed as well as identifying any additional areas of ground or relevant subjects that may be owned by the proprietors.
The report itself contains details of the current owners (date of title, consideration and survivorship destination), extant charges and associated deeds against the subjects, as well as any relevant burdens since the date of title.
Updated Remortgage Reports are available as required upon request.
Both reports contain a search against the infeft proprietors, and any other parties instructed, in the Register of Inhibitions and the Accountant in Bankruptcy's Insolvency Register. Relevant entries and those which may be of interest are disclosed on the report.
We source these reports directly from the Coal Authority. Residential, Commercial and Interpretive reports are available as required.
We can facilitate all searches and reports to support the conveyancing process and examples of other products available include Company and Charges Searches, Copy Deeds, Deed Plans, Environmental Searches
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We collect information about you to process your order, manage your account and to email you about changes and additions to the existing services we provide, any new services and general marketing about our products and services. We also pass on your personal information to our group of companies so that they may offer you their products and services.
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Introduction from the Managing Director
Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns, and management are expected to act upon them.
Modern slavery is a criminal offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Modern slavery can occur in various forms, including servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. This document sets out the policy of tmgroup with the aim of the prevention of opportunities for modern slavery to occur within its businesses or supply chain. This policy’s use of the term ‘modern slavery’ has the meaning given in the Act. As tmgroup has an annual turnover in excess of £36m, we are required by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to provide a statement of intent to all of our employees and suppliers.
tmgroup comprises of IT (Development, Infrastructure and Service Desk), Operations, Finance, Sales and Marketing and HR.
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chain includes obtaining property searches from Local Authorities and other professional Search providers, outsourced payroll, office stationery providers, IT Vendors, recruitment consultants, site maintenance contractors, cleaning contractors, external storage, kitchen supplies and waste disposal.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our Anti-Slavery statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due Diligence Process on Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
Supplier Adherence to our Values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values. The SMT and all managers are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.
Our Effectiveness in combatting Slavery and Human Trafficking
We communicate with the next link in the supply chain and monitor their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year