Fees and charges for local land charge searches

This page details the fees and charges for local land search charges.

On 1 April 2018 there will be a small increase in our fees and charges.  Please note that any payable service requests received after 11am on 29 March 2018, will be charged at the increased rate as these requests will not be accepted until the following working day.  Here is a charges list showing the charge increases

Discounts

A 10% discount is offered for all electronic search submission and returns.  Please email (angela_price@sandwell.gov.uk) with the property address and your telephone number and we will contact you for payment.  Once we are in receipt of your payment, we will email your completed search back to you.

If you submit 25 or more local authority residential searches electronically within one calendar month, we will be able to offer you a discount of 18% per search deposited.  If you are interested in taking up this offer, please contact us for further details.

Fees and charges

Here is a guide on the current charges and for your reference a guide on the increase charges which will come into effect 1 April 2018.  Please note that any payable service requests received after 11am on 29 March 2018 must be accompanied by the increased fee as these requests will not be accepted until the following working day.

Full Residential Local Authority Searches only: Planning and Building Regulation approvals are attached free of charge. Copies of any of the above copy documents can also be provided free of charge upon request. Note: Searches will not be processed without the correct fee being paid. You can pay be credit of debit card by telephoning 0121 569 4067 or 3256. Or you can pay by cheque - made payable to 'Sandwell MBC'.