A number of search prices are increasing throughout January and February. These include the majority of official local authority searches, ChancelCheck, and most Landmark, Groundsure and Argyll environmental searches.
The majority of these prices are effective immediately. Landmark and Argyll searches will be increasing from Tuesday 8th February.
For those authorities within the Severn Trent region with an admin waiver, they will continue to receive this. For other official local authority searches the administration fee will be increasing from £5.00 (£6.00 incl. VAT) to £7.00 (£8.40 incl. VAT). Further information on searches receiving the waiver can be found on our residential and commercial local authority pages.
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Gloucester City Council have been impacted by a cyber-attack. Local Land Charges are currently unable to process or return any LLC1 & CON29 searches. Any new searches submitted will be held in a queue until their system is restored. Unfortunately, searches already in the system cannot be given an estimated date of return at this time. Please be assured we will update customers as soon as we are able.
Further updates can be found on the Gloucester City Council website.
OneSearch Direct have informed us that the price of their local authority searches will be increasing from Monday 6th December.
The residential search will now be £68.00 (£81.60 incl. VAT).
Commercial searches will now cost £81.75 (£98.10 incl. VAT).
You can read more about residential OneSearches here and commercial here.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
A number of local authorities are amending their prices from Thursday 1st April. The table below shows which authorities within the Severn Trent region are affected. Authorities who have confirmed they will not be amending their prices are also included. Other authorities will be added once we have confirmation of their pricing.
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The current stamp duty holiday comes to an end on 31st March 2021. It has provided an invaluable boost to the housing industry during the COVID-19 crisis, and driven mortgage approvals to levels not seen in over a decade.
Although many within the housing industry are calling on the government to extend this holiday, there is little indication that they are likely to agree to this request.
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