About FastSearch Limited


FastSearch is a specialist agency established to provide a variety of Personal Local Authority and Environmental Searches & Enquiries to Solicitors, Conveyancers, Home Buyers and Sellers, in just 3 working days (Council permitting)

Our Mission


Our mission is simple - to provide our customers with the fastest route to the information they need - when they need it.

Company Profile


We are a friendly, family established agency, specialising purely in the provision of conveyancing searches and enquiries for anyone involved in the property buying process.


Whether you or your clients are moving home or simply applying for a new mortgage, FastSearch offers a comprehensive range of search information services to meet your specific needs.

The Directors


Andy Hale, Managing Director


With a long history in sales & marketing and a former director of a successful software company, Andy formed FastSearch in January 2004 having identified large areas for improvement in the production, content and fee structure of searches produced by Local Authorities.


The aim was not only to considerably improve turn around time but to enhance the readability and extent of the search area compared to standard searches - thus empowering the prospective home buyer with the knowledge to make an informed decision.


Jane Hale, Company Secretary


Jane is a master of administrative procedures, streamlining our processes from instruction to delivery ensuring that our service operates as efficiently as possible. Before co-founding FastSearch Jane had a successful career in management with a number of firms including a well known Group of Estate Agents.

Why Use FastSearch


Many conventional searches can still take around 2 weeks from request to delivery. Long turn around times can cause problems with the transaction process, such as delaying contracts exchange and potentially completion.


We are proud of our performance record, producing our local searches, Council permitting, within just 3 working days from instruction providing our customers with the confidence that it will not be the waiting for searches that lets them down.

Peace of Mind


FastSearch is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance to a maximum of £2M in any one claim underwritten by Lloyds, providing our customers with security and peace of mind.