Pre-completion procedures

Association of British Insurers
www.abi.org.uk
Remember insurance may be required from the time of exchange. Look at the contract terms to check.

Bank of England
www.bankofengland.co.uk
Details of how the bank operates.

Companies House
www.companies-house.gov.uk
You can make online pre-completion searches at Companies House. They will be vital in unregistered transactions when the seller is a corporation.

Council of Mortgage Lenders
www.cml.org.uk
There is an online version of the Handbook available at this address, which should be referred to in cases of doubt about the requirements of the lender at this stage of the transaction.

Land Registry
www.landregistry.gov.uk
The location for pre-completion registered land searches and access to the Land Registry Portal for online searches.

Location statistics
www.upmystreet.com

A street map anywhere in the UK
www.streetmap.co.uk