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Personal searches

You are entitled to do personal searches of environmental information under the Environmental Information Regulations.  A personal search under the Environmental Information regulations will not procure the same standard of comprehensive, validated and guaranteed answers to questions that we provide through an Official Search (an LLC1 and Con29 request).

View information on our official search service.

The Council offers two approaches to personal searches; assisted and unassisted personal searches.

Assisted Personal Search

We will review all property history records and data held for relevant personal search information contained both within and outside our published and statutory registers, and send you what we find electronically.  This will not include data held by other agencies.  There is a fee for this service to be paid in advance.

Submit your request.

Searches Fees per property

Property History Required

Sent to you by email

(Assisted)

View in person at the town hall

(Unassisted)

Land Charges

£7.04

Free

Planning  (£4.19)

Building Control (£3.42)

£7.61

Building Control £3.42

Individual questions or any other information

£17.09 per hour

(Quotation on request)

Free for unpublished statutory registers. 

Otherwise £17.09 per hour

If hard copies of any information are required there will be an additional charge in accordance with the council’s published fee for this service.

  • Note: For services charged at an hourly rate you will be given a quotation before work commences.

We aim to send the information to you within seven working days. Although we will always aim to respond earlier than seven days whenever possible.

Unassisted Personal Search

You will need to adopt a mix of different methods to obtain all the information, including:

  • Published lists and registers – you will need to access the information directly yourselves - see  Personal Search Schedule of Registers - Information for Local Enquiries  (no fee)
  • Statutory registers we hold where they have not been published* - view in person at the town hall by appointment (no fee)
  • Any other information we hold – either view in person at the Town Hall (unassisted) or have it sent to you by email (assisted) - there is a fee for this service to be paid for in advance – check the fees table above.
  • Information held by other agencies – we will not provide information held by other agencies and you will need to approach them separately (eg Warwickshire County Council).

*Some statutory registers are held in property databases along with other information.  To avoid breaches of the Data Protection Act, we extract the information into a format in which it can be viewed.

To prepare information for viewing in person at the town hall, we aim to make an appointment seven working days after the request is received.

Submit your request

Errors and omissions

Replies to personal searches are given in the belief that they are in accordance with information presently available to our officers through current lists, registers and databases we hold and neither we, nor our officers, accepts legal responsibility for any incorrect reply, except for negligence. 

View our Personal Searches Legal and Policy aspects for more information.

Contact our Land Charges team if you believe that the data provided may be inaccurate

Last updated Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

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