Land Charges

Charges for Property Searches

Transparency in relation to setting of charges

The Local Authorities (England) (Charges for Property Searches) Regulations 2008 Section 9(1) requires the local authority to publish a statement setting out:

  1. The estimates the local authority has made under regulation 6(2) (estimates of total cost and estimate of numbers of requests) in respect of the unit charge for the following financial year
  2. basis for those estimates
  3. amount of the unit charge it proposes for the following financial year

The charge for the financial year starting 1 April 2015 will be £19.50 and is calculated as follows:









Net over/under recovery

2010/11 to 2013/14




  • Estimated number of searches (3 year average) 18,190
  • Unit cost per search = £19.51
  • Cost charged for 2015/16 = £19.50