Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, searches will take between 7-10 days to return and VAT receipts will not be currently printed. Any VAT receipts can be supplied at a later date if required.
We can provide information about land and property to you if you are a prospective purchaser or developer in the borough.
When buying a house or land, a number of checks are usually carried out to make sure there are no problems, including a local authority search.
Your solicitor or licensed conveyancer often does this on your behalf, but you can request a search yourself if you prefer.
However, some conveyancers and solicitors use third-party companies to carry out searches on their behalf. These companies don't always request full official local authority searches from us, so the council can't be held responsible for the answers they provide or the time it takes.
If your search was carried out by a third-party company and you need further explanations about the information provided, you will need to contact the company directly as we won't be able to help.
Types of searches