Our search fees will include VAT on the CON29 element from Friday 31 March 2017.
All searches are answered using the Law Society's LLC1 and Con29 forms. We are also able to answer optional and solicitors own questions. Contact us for further information and prices.
It is a full and comprehensive search of the Council's property records. We answer a series of questions contained in the search enquiry forms - CON29R, enquiries of a local authority and form LLC1 - to reveal entries contained in the Local Land Charges Register. These entries are searched to make sure that there are no hidden surprises such as:
• A new bypass planned for the bottom of your garden
• notices requiring you to take action to fix outstanding problems with your property
• planning consents that have conditions attached
• tree preservation orders
• listed buildings
• conservation areas
• smoke control orders.
Items revealed on the CON29R part of the application form include Planning, Highways, Environmental Health, Housing , Building Control and issues. An additional set of optional questions, CON29O, can be asked if extra information is required. We can answer these and solicitor’s own questions on payment of an extra fee.
A standard residential search costs £111.10, and a standard commercial search costs £315.20.
For further information about our prices please see our local land charges fees document.
You can pay:
To pay online you will need a debit or credit card
If you aren't sure of the fee required contact us.
To pay over the phone you will need a debit or credit card
Contact us between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
There is a 1.8% surcharge for credit card payments
To set up BACS (automated payment system for banks) please contact us.
In each case you must forward an email remittance of the amount being sent to us. All payments will need to quote:
You would normally pay your account monthly by direct debit by the 15th of the month following the receipt of a request.
We will normally return it within ten working days. We will send your search back by email where possible.
If you want any copy documents, contact us for a price.