We will no longer be using the DX postal system after 30th June

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
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Gloucester land charges

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.

Coronavirus – an update from Severn Trent Searches

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.

Update from Stratford-Upon-Avon land charges

Stratford-Upon-Avon District Council have provided us with the following update regarding their CON29 and LLC1 searches:

“In adhering to government advice Stratford-on-Avon District Council have had to make a decision on which services they can viably sustain during the current Coronavirus Emergency.

As Land Charge systems do not facilitate homeworking in part or full Stratford-on-Avon District Council have temporarily suspended the acceptance of any NEW search requests (Official and Personal). We aim to try and complete all those currently committed in the system as soon as possible in order of date received (oldest to newest).

At the point we are able to resume accepting new (Official and Personal) search requests we will inform all our customers and update our website accordingly.

We will do all we can to work through our backlog.”

The council had previously announced that they would be implementing new prices for these searches in April. They currently intend to review these once they reopen.

Changes to Landmark commercial searches from 18th April

Update 06/04/20: Landmark will still be decommissioning the Riskview Commercial and Sitecheck Flood searches as planned, but the price increase has been postponed. Prices have been removed from this post. 

Landmark Information Group have announced some changes to their range of commercial searches from 18th April.

The RiskView Commercial and Sitecheck Flood searches will both be decommissioned from this date.

Landmark advises that Riskview Commercial customers instead order Sitesolutions Combined.

The company are also making some changes to price of their Utilities Reports, Sitecheck Combined and Sitecheck Planning reports once the current health crisis is over: