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Turnaround Warnings

Please be advised that the estimated turnaround time is subject to change. As with all search companies, we are currently experiencing a fluctuation in response times; however, we are working closely with Local Authorities to ensure the quickest turnaround and thank you for your patience.

Please note: With the impending Stamp Duty deadline on 30th June, we understand the impact that such delays can have on transactions, and would therefore strongly recommend that you consider the alternative solutions listed below. Should you wish to amend your order, please email to delayedsearches@onesearchdirect.co.uk stating your order number, and we will endeavour to action your request as quickly as possible.


The following local authority areas currently have an extended turnaround time for the Regulated Local Authority Search (please note: T/A is for Prime Regulated Local Search estimated turnaround time in business working days, and are not Official Search turnaround times):

Council T/A Further Information
Blaenau Gwent County Council Borough Council 40 We have been informed by Blaenau Gwent County Council Borough Council that they are experiencing delays with their search service.

As a result, the turnaround times have increased to approximately 40 working days.
Braintree District Council 20 Please note that Braintree District Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Cambridge City Council 45 Please note that Cambridge City Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Central Bedfordshire Council (Unitary) 40 Please note that Central Bedfordshire Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Colchester Borough Council 21 This Local Authority have advised they are choosing to work under the Environmental Information Regulations, this could result in searches taking upto 20 working days to be returned.
Dorset Council (North Dorset District Council) 50 Please note that the north area of Dorset Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times of up to 50 working days.
Dorset Council (West Dorset District Council) 70 Please note that the west area of Dorset Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times of up to 70 working days.
Dorset Council (Weymouth & Portland Borough Council) 60 Please note that the Weymouth and Portland area of Dorset Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times of up to 60 working days.
Durham County Council 25 Please note that Durham County Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Durham County Council (Unitary) 25 Please note that Durham County Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Easington District Council 25 Please note that Durham County Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Flintshire County Council 40 Please note that due to limited resource and a high level of demand for searches, Flintshire County Council are taking much longer than normal to return regulated searches, which has led to a substantial increase in turnaround times.
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council 21 This Local Authority have advised they are choosing to work under the Environmental Information Regulations, this could result in searches taking upto 20 working days to be returned.
London Borough of Hackney 180 Since the cyberattack at London Borough of Hackney Council in October 2020, the Local Authority have been unable to access or provide information in the Local Land Charges register and CON29/0.

The Local Authority have advised that they have been able to retrieve some information on the Local land Charges register and CON29/0 and will be able to provide a partial search report.

This report will provide elements of the LLC1 and CON29/0 but will not cover a full search.

The Local Authority have also advised that they will no longer provide a personal search service for the foreseeable as they currently have no public register available.

Regrettably, this means that OneSearch Direct will be unable to provide a regulated search service in in the London Borough of Hackney Council for the following products.

OneSearch Prime
OneSearch Duo

For clients with an outstanding order for either of these products, we can provide the following options:

1. Cancel your order, free of charge.
2. Change your OneSearch Prime or Duo to our OneSearch Express product, which is a comprehensive No Search insurance policy of £1Million, combined with real-time Local Search Enquiries (CON29R Data). The cost is £50.00 and can be returned in up to 5 working days.
3. Leave your order outstanding indefinitely and obtain a Search Delay insurance policy. For a Search Delay Insurance quote, please visit our website at http://onesearch.direct/.

To inform us of your choice, please email to delayedsearches@onesearchdirect.co.uk, stating your order number and we will endeavour to action your request as quickly as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience and will provide further updates as soon as London Borough of Hackney are able to commence their personal search service.


London Borough of Harrow 25 Please note that London Borough of Harrow Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
London Borough of Havering Council 60 Due to restrictions on regulated Local Search appointments at the Local Authority, the current turnaround time at London Borough of Havering Council is approximately 60 working days.

We understand the impact that delays can have on transactions and would therefore like to offer the following options as an alternative solution:

1. To reduce the turnaround time for the OneSearch Prime, London Borough of Havering will return the results in approximately 16 days for an additional fee of £30.00.

2. Change your OneSearch Prime to our OneSearch Express product which is a comprehensive insurance policy of £1 Million, combined with real-time Local Search Enquiries (CON29R Data). The cost is £50.00 and the search can typically be returned in 2 working days.

3. Change your OneSearch Prime to an official Local Authority Search. The cost for the official Local Authority Search is £148.00 and the turnaround time is an average of 16 working days.

Referral panel or introducer work: Please ensure you liaise with the originating referral panel or introducer prior to amending any search pack.

Should you wish to amend your order with any of the above options, please email us at delayedsearches@onesearchdirect.co.uk stating your order number, and we will endeavour to action your request as quickly as possible.
London Borough of Hillingdon 22 This Local Authority have advised they can choose to work under the Environmental Information Regulations resulting in searches taking approximately 20 working days.
London Borough of Waltham Forest 20 Due to staff shortages, please note that London Borough of Waltham Forest Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Newcastle upon Tyne City Council 50 Due to higher search volumes and resourcing issues, Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times of approximately 50 working days.
North Warwickshire Borough Council 30 Please note that North Warwickshire Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
North Wiltshire District Council 40 Please note that North Wiltshire District Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Northumberland County Council (Unitary) 25 Please note that the Local Authority are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Plymouth City Council 45 Please note that Plymouth City Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council 21 Please note that Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 22 This Local Authority have advised they are choosing to work under the Environmental Information Regulations, this could result in searches taking upto 20 working days to be returned.
Sedgefield Borough Council 30 Please note that Durham County Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
South Cambridgeshire District Council 40 Please note that South Cambridge District Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.


South Derbyshire District Council 45 Please note that South Derbyshire District Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council 19 This Local Authority have advised they are choosing to work under the Environmental Information Regulations, this could result in searches taking upto 20 working days to be returned.
Stevenage Borough Council 25 Please note that the Local Authority are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Swindon Borough Council 22 Please note that the Local Authority are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Teesdale District Council 25 Please note that Durham County Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Tendring District Council 18 This Local Authority have advised they are choosing to work under the Environmental Information Regulations, this could result in searches taking up to 20 working days to be returned.
Test Valley Borough Council 25 Please note that the Local Authority is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Torbay Borough Council 22 Please note that Torbay Borough Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Wear Valley District Council 30 Please note that Durham County Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
West Wiltshire District Council 40 Please note that Wiltshire Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Wiltshire Council (Unitary) 40 Please note that Wiltshire Council is taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Worcester City Council 22 Please note that Worcester City Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.