418. Pre-contract searches.

In addition to the usual pre-contract searches1, the situation of the land may indicate that some of the less usual pre-contract searches should be undertaken. Consideration should also be given to raising some of the questions on Form CON29O2. Optional enquiries should be made of local authorities as to the existence of any entries on the relevant commons register and questions relating to public rights of way. Specific enquiries should be raised with the seller about sites of special scientific interest or other environmental designations3.

A search may be made with the relevant utility provider where it is necessary to