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 -

(a) 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;

(b) the basis for those estimates: and

(c) the amount of the unit charge it proposes for the following financial year.

Hampshire County Council has set its charges for the financial year commencing 1st April 2013 at £18.65 on the following basis:

The charge for the financial year commencing 1st April 2013 will be £18.65 and is calculated as follows:

Costs

£1000s

Staff

£185

Overheads

£97

Development

£20

Net over/under recovery

2009/10 to 2012/13

£118

Total

£312.5

Estimated number of searches (3 year average) 16,750

Unit Cost per search = £18.65