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What is the cost of a search?

See our table showing search fees.

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has changed VAT requirements. As a result, we will be adding VAT to Local Authority searches from 31 March 2017. 

Our search fees will be changing to meet the requirements of the Local Land Charges fee guidance on 1 April 2017.

Fee and VAT changes

Please note that from 1 April 2017 different search fees will apply for residential and commercial properties.

See the table below for a summary of fees from 1 April onwards. 

Type of search

Fees from 1 April 2017 onwards

(new fees including VAT)

Residential Full Search (LLC1 and CON29)

£138.00

(£120.00 + £18.00 VAT)

Residential LLC1

£30.00

Residential CON29

£108.00

(£90.00 + £18.00 VAT)

Commercial Full Search (LLC1 and CON29)

£179.00

(£155.00 + £24.00 VAT)

Commercial LLC1

£35.00

Commercial CON29

£144.00

(£120.00 + £24.00 VAT)

CON29O Optional Enquiries 4, 21 and 22 (per question)

£16.80

(£14.00 + £2.80 VAT)

CON29O Optional Enquiries 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 (per question)

£12.00

(£10.00 + £2.00 VAT)

Additional Questions

(All additional highway questions should be sent direct to Surrey County Council)

£30.00

(£25.00 + £ 5.00 VAT)

Additional Parcels of Land

£11.00

(£10.00 + £1.00 VAT - only £5.00 for CON part subject to VAT)

For information relating to charges for individual CON29 questions please see our  icon Schedule of Registers April 2017 [334.89KB]