Law firm’s search ends at Northumbrian Water | 28 April 10

LEADING North law firm Ward Hadaway has chosen Northumbrian Water Property Solutions to provide clients with comprehensive information about prospective property purchases.

Northumbrian Water Property Solutions has been picked to provide all search information for Ward Hadaway’s extensive property department.

The department caters for a wide range of domestic and commercial property clients on matters ranging from house buying and selling to development, construction and planning.

Northumbrian Water Property Solutions has provided search information to Ward Hadaway’s conveyancing and plot sales teams for a number of years.

It will now also provide searches for the law firm’s many commercial property clients.

Lesley Fairclough, partner and head of commercial development at Ward Hadaway, said: “We are delighted to extend our working relationship with Northumbrian Water Property Solutions.

“They have been providing an excellent service to our conveyancing and plot sales teams for several years so it seemed a logical step to appoint them to provide search information for our other property teams.

“We look forward to working with NWPS during the years to come.”

Northumbrian Water Property Solutions was set up by the utility in 2002 to provide property search information.

The 14-strong team at the company now carries out around 110,000 searches every year.

Searches are usually ordered by solicitors working for clients looking to buy properties or land in order to flag up any potential problems with the property itself or with the surrounding area which may impact on the purchase.

Searches cover areas including drainage and water issues, flood risks, environmental issues, local authority issues, utilities and coal mining.

Simon Jefferson, marketing manager at Northumbrian Water Property Solutions, said: “We are really pleased to be chosen as sole search provider to Ward Hadaway.

“From our point of view, it is a real feather in our cap for us to be working so closely with such a prestigious local law firm.”

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