What are your fees?

Standard Residential Search (CON29R and LLC1) = £117.00

LLC1 Residential Search = £33.00

CON29R Standard Enquiries (Residential) = £84.00

Standard Commercial Search (CON29R and LLC1) = £144.00

LLC1 Commercial Search = £43.00

CON29R Standard Enquiries (Commercial) = £101.00

CON29O Optional Enquiries - see Fees and Charges page for details

Additional questions which solicitors create themselves = £20.00 each

Additional parcels of land = £29.00 each (Residential) / £35.00 each (Commercial)

For a more detailed list of our fees and charges click here


Where should I send the search?

Land Charges, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JG

DX 8047 BATH

or email to: land_charges@bathnes.gov.uk


How long are the searches taking?

An average of 3 working days


Do you answer the drainage/water questions?

No, you will need to contact Wessex Water for these enquiries:- Wessex Water, Claverton Down Road, Claverton Down,  Bath BA2 7WW Telephone: 01225 526206 minicom 0845 7300 619

for Wessex Water web site click here


How many plans are required?



Do you deal with Commons Registration Searches?

Yes.  This enquiry is made by asking Question 22 on the new CON29O form.  The required fee is £8.64


I need to know who owns a particular property/piece of land - how can I find this out?

We can tell you if a piece of land is adopted as publicly maintained highway, or if a property is owned by the Council.  We have no records of ownership of privately owned land.

The Council's Property Services Division deals with property owned by the Council. The Property Helpdesk is able to give you more information on this. Telephone 01225 477241 or email property@bathnes.gov.uk

For all other ownership enquiries, contact the Land Registry:

Land Registry Plymouth Office
Seaton Court
2 William Prance Road
Plymouth PL6 5WS
DX No: 8299 Plymouth (4)
Tel: 01752 636000


For HM Land Registry website click here


Is this property within our area?

See the List of Towns, Villages and Parishes which fall within the Bath and North East Somerset boundary.


Community Infrastructure Levy - Is there a CIL charging schedule?

Yes - Bath and North East Somerset Council Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule was adopted by Bath and North East Somerset Council on 17th February 2015 and a charging schedule took effect from 6th April 2015.

The current charging schedule and other information regarding Bath and North East Somerset Council's CIL instalment policy and exceptional circumstances policy can be found by clicking here

For further information please see the document on the right of this page

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