National Grid Transmission Searches will increase in price from Tuesday 1st September.
From this date, the price of the search will be £87.68 (£105.22 incl. VAT). The current price is £78.83 (plus VAT).
The search identifies whether any high voltage lines – which carry approximately 11,000 volts from power stations to substations around the country – or high pressure gas pipes – which move gas to local area distribution networks – are within close proximity to the searched property.
This equipment is usually protected by easements or wayleaves, which can restrict development in the vicinity.
You can read more about Transmission Searches here, or should you have any queries, our contact details can be found here.
If your house purchase has been delayed due to COVID-19 or other unforeseen circumstances, you may need to update your searches. Not only is this best practice to avoid any potential hazards, but many mortgage lenders will require up-to-date searches in order to protect their investment.
We now offer a refreshed version of our CON29DW drainage and water enquiry. This is available on any property within the Severn Trent region where we have completed a full CON29DW within the previous six months.
When ordering, the refresh search can be found in the CON29DW Drainage and Water Searches section of our ordering system. Simply select it, then provide us with our original order number (located in the top right of the first page of the search) along with any address changes since we originally did the search (for example, if the property originally only had a plot number, and now a postal address), and we’ll provide you with a new, full CON29DW search.
UPDATE: In response to customer feedback, we are happy to continue to provide a DX service. Our DX address is DX 723860, Nottingham 43.
As part of an ongoing review of our postal services, from the end of June we will no longer be accepting or delivering mail via the DX system.
As the vast majority of searches are now received and returned electronically, the amount of post we receive via DX has declined to the point where it is no longer financially prudent for us to continue this service.
If you are a customer who currently uses our DX address please could you amend your records and send any future mail to our Royal Mail address:
Severn Trent Searches
PO Box 10155
Continue reading “We will no longer be using the DX postal system after 30th June”
Gloucester City Council have advised us of an increase in their search fees from Monday 22nd June 2020.
The standard search fee will increase from £151.00 to £166.00. This applies to both residential and commercial searches, and includes our admin fee.
The change will apply automatically on our systems from 22nd July.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We hope you’re all well in these challenging times.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, Severn Trent Searches have made some changes to the way we work.
Our staff are still working to provide as normal a service as possible. We have had to temporarily close our Nottingham office, but are all working remotely, and able to offer the majority of our services.
We are able to complete CON29DW searches as normal, and the majority of our suppliers are also offering a complete service. Some local authorities however have understandably had to reduce or halt production of CON29 and LLC1 searches as they prioritise their resources. Any updates we receive regarding affected services are posted in the news section of our website.
During this period, our usual phone numbers, email and postal addresses will continue to function as normal. Full details can be found on our contact page.
Most importantly, stay safe and we look forward to hearing from you as normal.