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Expansion of Local Authority Search options
Expansion of Local Authority Search options

Expansion of Local Authority Search options

We are delighted to let you know that Geodesys are now offering Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Searches in addition to the Council (Official) Local Authority Searches.  The price of a Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search is £84.00 (including VAT)

 Why has the name changed?

 Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Searches were previously referred to in the industry as Personal Local Authority Searches. As agreed by CoPSO (The Council of Property Search Organisations) the "Regulated Search" term is now used to describe searches produced by private sector search providers subscribing to the Search Code.

The Code ensures quality and protection for property buyers and their legal representatives by specifying minimum standards and carrying out annual inspections and occasional spot checks.
It is enforced by The Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB).

The new name also reflects the fact that the information provided in the search comes from the same regulated CON29 enquiry form, whether the search is provided by the Local Authority or a private sector search provider

Is there a difference between Regulated and Council Searches?

As mentioned above, both searches use the same CON29 enquiry form and both provide the same information on Local Land Charges.  There are however a few key differences that you should be aware of:


Council (Official) LA  Search

Regulated (Personal) LA  Search


Varies by Local Authority

£84.00 (gross)


Fully guaranteed by the Local Authority

Backed by £2m PI cover




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If you would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Services Team on 0800 085 8050. Alternatively visit our product pages for sample reports and product cards.