Land charge searches and fees

Environmental information (personal searches)

You can also request access to environmental information held by us, as required by the environmental information regulations.

  • Our environmental information procedure sets out what we can provide, in accordance with the current environmental information regulations.
  • Under the terms of the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA), we are unable to accept plans or maps which are not licensed for use by your business.
  • This includes maps or plans that have been copied from other maps, such as a Land Registry Title Plan or a map which has a watermark.
  • Any search requests that we receive that includes a plan or map which we consider to be unlicensed will be returned to you and should be resubmitted with a properly sourced plan or map.
  • If we continue to receive unlicensed plans from you, we may refer the matter to Ordnance Survey, who may levy a fine.
  • For more information about using Ordnance Survey (OS) information and licensing, please visit the OS website.


When making a search request using the Environment Information Regulations for non-public register data, the following standard requests will attract the following charges:

  • 1.1 Which of the following relating to the property have been granted, issued or refused or (where applicable) are the subject of pending applications?

(j) building regulations approval

(k) a building regulation completion certificate

(l) any building regulations certificate or notice issued in respect of work carried out under a competent person self-certification scheme

The above is £8.60

  • 3.7(a) Do any statutory notices which relate to the following matters subsist in relation to the property other than those revealed in a response to any other enquiry in this form? (a) building works

The above is £1.60

  • 3.8 Has a local authority authorised in relation to the property any proceedings for the contravention of any provision contained in building regulations?

The above is £1.60

For supplying Building Regulation environmental information other than that listed above, £23.45/hr, or part thereof.

Please note, no charge is made for data held on a public register.