For transactions talking place in the Leicester area, we are sorry to report that Leicester County Council is experiencing some lengthy turnaround times on official Local Authority Searches due to staffing issues. The Council has advised that staff are working to a 25 day turnaround time, but only once the search has been accepted. Acceptance time of searches varies but worst-case scenario has been 28 days.
It is also not possible to get a search processed as urgent until the department is fully staffed.
We will update you once we receive any further information.