Solicitors and conveyancers
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Our system has now been upgraded with a new search connection. This will enable solicitors and search companies to send searches direct into our system, via their own dedicated web page. This will replace our current process of receiving searches via email. We will provide a unique URL to each solicitor/search company and this will link to a page where they can submit searches. If you have not received your unique URL please email email@example.com to request one.
Please give the accurate full postal address of the property or land to be searched against. You should continue to submit a plan showing the boundaries of the property or land to be searched against and you will receive an acknowledgement once accepted and entered on the system. Once a search has been accepted we will be unable to cancel a search request however, we may be able to make minor amendments, such as an address correction or change of plan.
Payment will continue to be collected via BACS and details will be provided to you upon acceptance of the search. Once completed, searches will be returned to the email address we set-up for each user.
Any questions please contact the Local Land Charges manager via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local authority search
Searches are performed by our fully trained and experienced staff. Our searches are covered by professional indemnity insurance.
Residential searches (RES searches)
Defined as individual dwellings including houses, bungalows, and self-contained flats, either in residential or holiday use where the vendor is a private individual. These searches may include gardens, garages, outbuildings etc where the main property is residential in nature (house/flat inc. garden and/or garage etc), or individual building plots for residential properties where the site is either currently vacant or under construction.
Non-residential/commercial searches (NONRES searches)
Defined as all other types of searches including land, commercial properties & businesses. Any search up to 100 Hectares is charged at the standard fee and then an additional parcel fee is charged for each additional 50 hectares, or part thereof.
If there is any uncertainty over the type of search being requested the team will be happy to advise on fee and also calculate any additional parcel fees that may be required
|Full Residential (RES) search LLC1 & CON29||£121|
|Full Non-residential/commercial (NONRES) search LLC1 & CON29||£274|
|Residential (RES) LLC1 only||£25|
|Non-residential/commercial (NONRES) LLC1 only||£58|
|CON290 optional enquiries (fee when requested with CON29 enquiries)||£10.80 each|
|Additional Enquiries part 3 (of your own composition)||£18|
|CON29O optional enquiries only (for example, Common Land Q.22 only without full search is £42)||£31.20 + £10.80 per question|
|Residential (RES) CON29 only||£96|
|Non-residential/commercial (NONRES) CON29 only||£216|
|LLC1 (RES & NONRES) Additional parcel fees||£3|
|CON29 (RES & NONRES) Additional parcel fees||£18|
Large land searches will be charged at the standard NONRES fee up to 100 hectares, and each additional 50 hectares (or part thereof) will be charged an additional parcel fee:
|Number of hectares||Fee|
|Standard full NONRES search up to 100 hectares||£274|
|100-150 Hectares (1 x add parcel)||£295|
|150-200 Hectares (2 x add parcel)||£316|
|200-250 Hectares (3 x add parcel)||£337|
|250-300 Hectares (4 x add parcel)||£358|
|300-350 Hectares (5 x add parcel)||£379|
|350-400 Hectares (6 x add parcel)||£400|
|400-450 Hectares (7 x add parcel)||£421|
|450-500 Hectares (8 x add parcel)||£442|
|500-550 Hectares (9 x add parcel)||£463|
|550-600 Hectares (10 x add parcel)||£484|
|600-650 Hectares (11 x add parcel)||£505|
|650-700 Hectares (12 x add parcel)||£526|
|700-750 Hectares (13 x add parcel)||£547|
|750-800 Hectares (14 x add parcel)||£568|
|800-850 Hectares (15 x add parcel)||£589|
|850-900 Hectares (16 x add parcel)||£610|
|900-950 Hectares (17 x add parcel)||£631|
|Residential (RES) LLC1 only||£25||None||£25|
|Non-residential/commercial (NONRES) LLC1 only||£58||None||£58|
|Add. Parcel (LLC1)||£3||None||£3|
|Add. Parcel (CON29)||£15||£3||£18|
|Residential (RES) CON29 only||£80||£16||£96|
|Non-residential/commercial (NONRES) CON29 only||£180||£36||£216|
|CON29O (per question)||£9||£1.80||£10.80|
|Admin fee (where applicable)||£26||£5.20||£31.20|
The total basic Residential (RES) search fee LLC1 and CON29 will therefore be £121 inclusive of VAT from 1 April 2023
The total basic Non-residential/commercial (NONRES) search fee LLC1 and CON29 will therefore be £274 inclusive of VAT from 1 April 2023
Requesting a search
The quickest way to submit a local authority search is by sending an email search request to:
You must provide an Ordnance Survey plan outlining the property.
Payment can be made via BACS. Our team will contact you to arrange payment after receiving the search information.