Local land charges

How long does it take us to carry out a full Local Search?

Our average search turnaround time is 5 to 10 days.

Under the Citizens' Charter searches must be completed within 10 working days and our turnaround times are monitored at all times.

We make maximum use of new technology to obtain up to date information from other departments (some of which is held in Preston). In the future, we will be offering the facility for search requests to be e-mailed to us to speed up our service further.

We are very proud of our service and our excellent performance statistics are published quarterly - virtually 100% are returned within 10 days and 90% returned within 5 days.