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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
Arun District Council 12 Please note that due to the new lockdown restrictions, Arun District Council have advised that they are unable to provide a personal search service at this time.

To ensure that your OneSearch Prime order can be fulfilled, there will be an additional fee of £24.20 added to your order until the Local Authority can reopen their facilities safely.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this temporary increase and will endeavour to return to normal working practices as soon as the Local Authority reinstates their personal search service.
Barrow in Furness Borough Council 18 Please note that Barrow in Furness Borough Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Basildon District Council 15 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.
Bath and North East Somerset Council 6 Please note that Bath and North East Somerset Council have implemented new restricted access procedures which is likely to increase the turnaround times for regulated Local Searches.
Blaby District Council 25 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.
Braintree District Council 15 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.
Bristol City Council 19 Please note that due to limited staff resource at Bristol City Council, the response time for Regulated Local Searches has increased.
Broadland District Council 20 Please note that Broadland District Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Caerphilly County Borough Council 18 Please note that Caerphilly County Borough Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Cambridge City Council 22 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) 30 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.
Chelmsford City Council 20 Please note that Chelmsford City Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Cheltenham Borough Council 12 Cheltenham have advised they currently have staffing issues and a backlog resulting in delays returning searches.
Chester le Street District Council 60 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.
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.
Derwentside District Council 60 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.
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 50 working days.
Dorset Council (Weymouth & Portland Borough Council) 40 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 40 working days.
Dover District Council 14 Please note that Dover District Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Durham City Council 60 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 65 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) 65 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 60 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.
East Devon District Council 6 Please note that East Devon District Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council 15 Please note that East Riding of Yorkshire Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Exeter City Council 10 Please note that Exeter City Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Flintshire County Council 30 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.
Gravesham Borough Council 16 Please note that Gravesham Borough Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Hambleton District Council 14 Hambleton District Council have confirmed that they are experiencing major IT issues after a server change.

Unfortunately, this issue means that they are currently unable to process or return searches at this time.

This is being investigated by their IT team and they hope to have a resolve to this issue shortly.

This will have an impact on the turnaround times for searches and is likely to create a backlog.

OneSearch are monitoring this situation closely and will provide an update as soon as this situation is resolved.
Hastings Borough Council 19 Please note that Hastings Borough Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an 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.
Kirklees Metropolitan Council 6 Please note that Kirklees Metropolitan Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 18 please note that London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
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.

OneSearch Direct have received an update from the Local Authority advising 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 90 As with all search companies, we are currently experiencing a fluctuation in response times from Local Authorities who are struggling to cope with the higher volume of searches and, as a result, are taking much longer to process regulated search results.

Please be assured we are working closely with Local Authorities to ensure the quickest turnaround and thank you for your patience. We are doing everything in our power to keep transactions moving.

Currently, the London Borough of Havering area has a backlog of up to 90 working days for processing regulated search results, which is increasing daily. 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 25 days for an additional fee of £27.70.

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 up to 5 working days.

3. Change your OneSearch Prime to an official Local Authority Search. The cost for the official Local Authority Search is £141.50 and the turnaround time is an average of 25 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 up to 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.
Milton Keynes Council 14 Please note that Milton Keynes Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council 19 Due to workload and resourcing issues, Newcastle under Lyme Borough 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 45 working days.
North Norfolk District Council 5 We have been notified by North Norfolk Land Charge Department that they are in the process of installing a new system which includes the processing of searches.

Unfortunately, this means that their systems will be offline from Friday 13th of November until Monday 7th of December and no search results will be returned during this period.

Regrettably, this will create a backlog in searches and will temporarily increase the turnaround time in this Authority.
North Northamptonshire Council (Corby Borough Council) 13 Please note that Corby Borough Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
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 45 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) 12 Please note that due to staff shortages at Northumberland County Council, the Local Authority are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Oxford City Council 20 We have been informed by Oxford City Council to expect delays of up to 4-5 weeks for both official and regulated Local Searches.

The cause of the delays are down to technical issues at the Local Authority.
Pembrokeshire County Council 16 Please note that Pembrokeshire County Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Plymouth City Council 40 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 25 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.
Richmondshire District Council 9 Due to staff shortages at Richmondshire District Council, 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.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 6 Please note that Rotherham Metropolitan 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 Greenwich 20 Please note that the Royal Borough of Greenwich are experiencing a higher than normal level of search volume.

This has created a backlog in processing searches which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 18 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 60 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 22 As with all search companies, we are currently experiencing a fluctuation in response times from Local Authorities who are struggling to cope with the higher volume of searches and, as a result, are taking much longer to process regulated search results.

Please be assured we are working closely with Local Authorities to ensure the quickest turnaround and thank you for your patience. We are doing everything in our power to keep transactions moving.

Currently, South Cambridgeshire District Council has a backlog of up to 50 working days for processing regulated search results, which is increasing daily. 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, South Cambridgeshire District Council will return the results in approximately 10 days for an additional fee of £29.20.

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 £153.00 and the turnaround time is an average of 10 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 OSDsolutions@onesearchdirect.co.uk stating your order number, and we will endeavour to action your request as quickly as possible.

Please click the link below to view the latest extended turnarounds for all regulated local authority searches. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.



South Derbyshire District Council 25 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.
South Hams District Council 16 Please note that South Hams District Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
South Kesteven District Council 22 Please note that South Kesteven District Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
South Lakeland District Council 14 Please note that South Lakeland 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 17 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 15 Please note that due to staff shortages at Stevenage Borough Council, 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 20 As with all search companies, we are currently experiencing a fluctuation in response times from Local Authorities who are struggling to cope with the higher volume of searches and, as a result, are taking much longer to process regulated search results.

Please be assured we are working closely with Local Authorities to ensure the quickest turnaround and thank you for your patience. We are doing everything in our power to keep transactions moving.

Currently, Swindon Borough Council has a backlog of up to 40 working days for processing regulated search results, which is increasing daily. 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, Swindon Borough Council will return the results in approximately 18 days for an additional fee of £22.20.

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 £123.00 and the turnaround time is an average of 18 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 OSDsolutions@onesearchdirect.co.uk stating your order number, and we will endeavour to action your request as quickly as possible.
Teesdale District Council 60 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 16 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 30 Please note that Test Valley Council are experiencing delays due to understaffing, which has led to an increase in turnaround times for regulated local searches.
Torbay Borough Council 30 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.
Waverley Borough Council 15 Please note that Waverley 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 60 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 Berkshire Council 19 Please note that West Berkshire Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
West Lindsey District Council 30 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.
Wiltshire Council (Unitary) 35 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.
Wolverhampton City Council 7 Please note that Wolverhampton City Council are taking longer that normal to return regulated Local Search information, which has led to an increase in turnaround times.
Worcester City Council 25 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.