Local Authority Search Fees

All payments are generally required in advance of work commencing on your request, unless agreed otherwise. 
All prices given are for one parcel of land. See our submission guidance for further clarification.
Prices include VAT where applicable. 

Fees 2022/2023

Portal, email and NLIS submissions (for more information see Submit a Local Authority Search)

Local Land Charges Fees
Search type Residential Non-residential

Additional parcel fees (each parcel)

Standard search (LLC1 and CON29) (inc VAT) £83.50 £199.50 £22.00
LLC1 £35.00 £85.00 £10.00
CON29 (inc VAT) £54.00 £120.00 £12.00
CON29O (inc VAT) £12.00 £12.00  
Additional enquiries (unique question/s) (inc VAT) £36.00 £36.00  

Fees from 1 January 2024

Local Land Charges Fees
Search type Residential Non-residential

Additional parcel fees (each parcel)

Standard search (LLC1 and CON29) (inc VAT) £105.00 £205.00 £33.00
LLC1 £21.00 £42.50 £15.00
CON29 (inc VAT) £92.00 £168.00 £18.00
CON29O (inc VAT) £17.00 £17.00  
Expedited* (Full) Search (LLC1 and Con29) £217.00 N/A  
Expedited* LLC1 (Same day) £42.00 N/A  
Expedited* CON29 (24 hours) £183.00 N/A  
Additional enquiries (unique question/s) (inc VAT) £50.00 £50.00  
Personal Search (Inspection of the register records) Free of charge Free of charge  
Enhanced Personal Search £21.00 £21.00  
Set Tailored Report** £12.71 £12.71  

*Expedited search availability subject to demand
**Tailored report includes responses to two CON29 questions where information is not held in a format available for public inspection.  Fees are cost recovery and include an administration charge.  For more information please see our Access To Records page.

Fee changes

Whilst fee changes typically occur at the beginning of a new financial year if a change is intended, we are able to adjust our fees as and when required and therefore fee changes could occur at any time during a year. We would of course ensure that sufficient notice was provided and our website information is up-to-date should this happen.

Enhanced Discretionary Research Fees 2023/2024

Planning Application Records
Item Description Fees - inclusive of VAT

Research of planning applications

 

When you cannot find what you are looking for, supply us with the site address and an outlined location plan of the site in question and we will do the work for you

£56.00

Discharge of Conditions on a planning application

 

Send us the site address and the relevant planning application number and we will let you know what conditions have been discharged and supply the decision notices for them 

£56.00

Compliance Check

 

 

Confirmation that a development has been built in accordance with the approved plans - per application

Without a site visit

With a site site visit

 

 

£111.00

£215.00

 

Section 106 Agreement - per application

£111.00

 

Enforcement - per application

£111.00

Permitted Development Rights

 

Supply the site address and an outlined location plan and we will confirm whether or not Permitted Development Rights have been removed from the site

£72.93

Agricultural Restrictions

 

Supply the site address and an outlined location plan and we will advise you of the Agricultural Restrictions on the site

£72.93

Lawful Use of land/property

 

Supply the site address and an outlined location plan and we will advise you of the lawful use pertaining to the application. 

£72.93

Copy of Gas Pipes

Supply the site address and an outlined location plan

£9.12

Copy of planning documents

Any of the listed documents which are currently not available on our website;

Any Planning Decisions Notices BEFORE 2003

Article 4 Directions

Copy of Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) 

Free

General Photocopying

Per sheet of photocopy (first 10 sheets)

Further Copies

£0.42 per sheet

£0.21 per sheet

Building Control Records
Item Description Fees - inclusive of VAT
Research of the Building Control    

Regulation 9 Statement

View Ashford Borough Council's Regulation 9 Statement [pdf] 113KB.

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