Personal Inspections of Land Charges Register

Update on Personal Search Bookings (7 August)

From midday on 7th August 2019 the booking system for Personal Searches will re-open: however, bookings can only be made by email

Personal Search bookings can be made as follows:

  • Please email all details of the personal search required (including site address, accompanied with a plan), to landcharges@surreyheath.gov.uk
  • Please state at the time of booking if there are additional questions
  • Any payment due should (ideally) be made using the weblink (below), and the receipt sent with the search booking email please select the option for ‘Land Charges Search Fees’ when submitting your fee (not Building Control, even if the payment is for Building Regs information)

https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/residents/make-payment

  • Searches will not be booked in until payment, if required, is made
  • Searches will be emailed back within 10 working days of the Personal Search booking and payment being received

(For other payment methods please telephone Customer Services on 01276 707100, or send a cheque made payable to Surrey Heath Borough Council)

Following the announcements by HMRC in December 2016, we are implementing the introduction of VAT on all CON29 and CON29O products from 1st January 2017. This means that all our current prices for CON29 searches will be increased by 20% to reflect the VAT applied. 

From Monday 4th July 2016, the CON29 2016 edition took effect and the CON29 2007 edition is no longer available (we are therefore unable to accept search requests relating to the CON29 2007 edition from this date).

Please submit CON29 2016 edition search requests using the forms available via the Law Society website: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/stories/law-society-revised-con-29-and-con-29o-forms/

Public Registers
A Personal Searcher or any member of the public is entitled to inspect:

Register of Public Sewer Maps *
Maps of Public Rights of Way *
Register of Streets maintained at public expense is held in Land Charges

NB: These Registers are not owned or maintained by Surrey Heath Borough Council. Enquiries should be made of the appropriate agency.

(The Registers listed below can be found at Customer services at Surrey Heath Borough Council).

  • Register of Litter Control Areas
  • Register of Houses in Multiple Occupation
  • Noise Abatement Zones (None in Surrey Heath Borough Council)
  • Register of Contaminated Land (None in Surrey Heath Borough Council)Register of Enforcement Notices, Stop Notices and Breach of Conditions Notices.
  • Register of Hazardous Substances Consents
  • Register of Ancient Hedgerows (None in Surrey Heath Borough Council)
  • Local Plan


The charges below apply for refined data, prepared by Land Charges for each requested property.

Our Local Authority fees for this service from 1 April 2019 are unchanged from 2018.

Key to requirement Cost
1.1 J-L (Building regulations) £16.05 (£13.38 fee plus £2.67 VAT)
3.7 except (e) (Outstanding Notices – except (e) Highways) £8.05 (£6.71 fee plus £1.34 VAT)
3.8 (Contravention of building regulations) £8.05 (£6.71 fee plus £1.34 VAT)
3.9 (Notices, orders, directions and proceedings under Planning Acts) £11.75 (£9.79 fee plus £1.96 VAT)
3.12 (Compulsory purchase) £8.05 (£6.71 fee plus £1.34 VAT)
3.13 (Contaminated land) £8.05 (£6.71 fee plus £1.34 VAT)
3.3(a) (Drainage matters/SuDS) £8.05 (£6.71 fee plus £1.34 VAT)

(Additional questions to those outlined in the table above may be available, upon request)

The above charges apply to each property/parcel of land.

This Local Authority does not hold data in an unrefined state and can only be viewed in a refined format due to the Computer System we have and Licensing implications.

Requests for these replies must be made at the time of booking the Personal Search appointment.

Highways related matters are the responsibility of Surrey County Council and no replies given by Surrey Heath Borough Council will include any matters pertaining to highways.

Highways enquiries should be referred to Surrey County Council, Highways Information Team Tel: 020 8541 8924.

Comments should be directed to Land Charges Manager.

To carry out a Personal Search and obtain information for free under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 please see: