A Personal Search provides information about a specific property or land from a search of the local land charges register held by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).
Since no standard forms are required in order to carry out a Personal Search, it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any other information you require.
MVDC recommends that Personal Searches are only carried out by experienced individuals, due to the complex nature of the process. The Personal Search of the Local Land Charges Register, which is held in electronic format, will be conducted on your behalf by MVDC staff, with a printout provided.
The Highways CON29R search can be obtained by contacting the Surrey County Council Highways Information team. For more information, including the fees payable for this service, call Surrey County Council on 020 8541 8926.
Information regarding Radon Gas, and a Radon address search, can be obtained by visiting the UK Radon website (see 'Internet Links'). Their postal address is the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Public Health England, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0RQ.
Requesting a Personal Search
Personal Searches must be booked at least three working days in advance by calling 01306 885001 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. For example, if a booking is requested on a Monday, the earliest time for the Personal Search will be Thursday. Whilst MVDC will do its utmost to ensure that appointments are offered within three working days, if demand increases, then inspection appointment times may vary in line with processing times for other search types. You will be advised of the next available inspection date at the time of booking.
It is not possible to add addresses to an existing appointment unless the appointment is still at least three working days away. All requested CON29R data must also be ordered at least three working days in advance. For complete details of how to obtain CON29R data, please view the Component data access information document (see 'Downloads').
The Personal Search is free of charge. If you require MVDC to supply CON29 data, this will need to be requested at the time of booking the appointment.
The following CON29R enquiries can be requested free of charge: 1.1h, 3.7a, 3.7b, 3.7c, 3.7d, 3.7f, 3.8, 3.11, 3.12b(i), 3.12c
Rather than come into MVDC's offices in person to inspect the Local Land Charges register entries, you may prefer to buy a compiled report, which will be sent to you by email, post or DX (whichever is preferred).
If you choose MVDC's assisted service, the report should be with you within 3 working days. You will need to call 01306 885001, and MVDC will take the details of the property, along with your payment by credit/debit card. The fee for this service is £35, and the report comprises the Local Land Charges Register, all relevant Planning history (back to 1948) and details of any entries in the Contaminated Land Register. For a fee of £41 we can supply all of the above plus Building Control data.