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Local Authority Searches (LAS)

At Searches UK, we provide Regulated Local Authority Searches (Personal) and Council Local Authority Searches (Official).

These important conveyancing searches are a compulsory requirement from mortgage lenders and can identify a range of issues which may affect your property, from hazardous substances to noise complaints.

What’s the difference between a Council Local Authority Search and a Regulated Local Authority Search?

A Council Local Authority Search is carried out and issued by the council. It is otherwise known as an Official Local Authority Search.

A Regulated Local Authority Search, otherwise known as a Personal Local Authority Search, is provided by a search company like Searches UK. The search will contain all the same information as a Council Local Authority Search, but the information is gathered from the relevant council departments by a specialist search agent.

Please note that depending on the location for the local authority search can affect the completion (or turnaround time) of the report.

What do the Searches UK Local Authority Searches include?

Both of our Local Authority Searches consist of three parts. The minimum requirement is LLC1, which provides a list of the relevant entries in the Local Land Charges Register, and the CON29R.

The CON29R provides information on past and future planning permissions on the property (this can include granted and refused planning), building control information (building regulations) enforcement notices, nearby road schemes, nearby railways, contaminated land and radon gas.

Both the Regulated Local Authority Search (Personal) and Council Local Authority Search (Official) cover a total of 15 topics relating to the safety, quality and status of a property and the land it stands on.

CON29O – Optional Part 2 Questions

In addition, a number of optional questions can be requested with your Local Authority Search. These are known as CON29O.

The additional questions in the CON29O include: – road proposals by private bodies, public paths and byways, completion notices, parks and countryside, pipelines, noise abatement, urban development areas, enterprise zones, etc.

A full list of the optional CON29O questions can be seen below:

Q4. Road Proposals by Private Bodies

Q5. Public Paths or Byways

Q6. Advertisements

Q7. Completion Notices

Q8. Park and Countryside

Q9. Pipelines

Q10. Houses In Multiple Occupation

Q11. Noise Abatement

Q12. Urban Development Areas

Q13. Enterprise Zones

Q14. Inner Urban Improvements

Q15. Simplified Planning Zones

Q16. Land Maintenance Notices

Q17. Mineral Consultation Areas

Q18. Hazardous Substance Consultation

Q19. Environment and Pollution Notices

Q20. Flood Safety Notices

Q21. Hedgerow Notices

Q22. Common Registration

If you would like further information about a Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search or Council (Official) Local Authority Search please feel free to contact one of the team who will be more than happy to help.

Council (Official) Local Authority Search
Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search

 

 Council (Official) Local Authority SearchesRegulated (Personal) Local Authority Searches
Who carries out this search?Land Charges or Buildings Officer at the Council Local, Specialist Conveyancing Search Agents
Which councils are covered?All councils in England and Wales
How is the home buyer protected?Fully guaranteed by the issuing Local Authority£2 million Information Accuracy plus £2 million PI cover as standard, however a higher level of cover can be issued on request
Which report is cheaper?Prices vary at each councilA fixed fee is applied across all councils - this report can be more cost effective
Who provides updates?The council provides updatesMore updates can be given by the Search Agent
Who audits the report?The council will need to be contacted directly regarding quality checks as this varies at each councilEach quarter 10% of all search reports undergo a quality check at Searches UK

CON29O – Part 2 Questions

Additional questions (Part 2) can be asked in addition to the above which are included in the search. The additional questions include: – road proposals by private bodies, public paths and byways, completion notices, parks and countryside, pipelines, noise abatement, urban development areas, enterprise zones, etc.

A full list of these questions can be seen below:

Q4. Road Proposals by Private Bodies
Q5. Public Paths or Byways
Q6. Advertisements
Q7. Completion Notices
Q8. Park and Countryside
Q9. Pipelines
Q10. Houses In Multiple Occupation
Q11. Noise Abatement
Q12. Urban Development Areas
Q13. Enterprise Zones

Q14. Inner Urban Improvements
Q15. Simplified Planning Zones
Q16. Land Maintenance Notices
Q17. Mineral Consultation Areas
Q18. Hazardous Substance Consultation
Q19. Environment and Pollution Notices
Q20. Flood Safety Notices
Q21. Hedgerow Notices
Q22. Common Registration

If you would like further information about a Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search or Council (Official) Local Authority Search please feel free to contact one of the team who will be more than happy to help.

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