Richmondshire District Council

Searches and land charges

We undertake searches on properties to identify any town planning, statutory orders, highways, housing and environmental health matters that might affect the property. 

Usually carried out on behalf of prospective buyers, searches are an important part of the process of buying and selling property and land.

A search makes sure there are no hidden surprises you might otherwise not have been aware of.

The local land charges officer is also responsible for registering charges and maintaining the local land charges register.

Visit our service commitment and fees page for further details.

For details about how to arrange to carry out a personal search at Mercury House visit our personal searches page

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