Latest updates on Local Authority turnaround times

With the stamp duty holiday deadline looming, we continue to see severe delays from some Local Authorities.

The pent-up demand has caused pressures across the industry with Local Authorities being heavily impacted throughout the UK. Some of the worst affected LA’s are averaging up to 56 working days to return search results.

To keep your transaction moving and to assist you in accurately setting your customers’ expectations, it is recommended that you order your pre-completion searches as soon as possible to avoid further delays.

You can find details of the latest lead times of our most frequently ordered Local Authorities below. This page will be updated should these figures change over the coming weeks. 

If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Services team on 0800 085 8050 or contact your account manager.

South Lakeland District Council - 56.50

Durham County Council (Commercial) - 52.21

South Cambridgeshire District Council (Commercial) - 47.10

South Derbyshire District Council (Residential) - 46.68

East Staffordshire Borough Council (Commercial) - 46.57

Boston Borough Council - 45.90

Lewes District Council - 45.04

Melton Borough Council (Commercial) - 42.99

Melton Borough Council (Residential) - 42.66

Wiltshire Council - 41.35

East Hampshire District Council - 35.08

Lichfield District Council (Residential) - 34.29

Caerphilly County Borough Council (Residential) - 34.04

Pembrokeshire County Council - 33.87

South Hams District Council - 31.58

West Berkshire District Council - 30.78

Epping Forest District Council - 30.75

West Lindsey District Council - 29.39

Huntingdonshire District Council (Commercial) - 28.78

Calderdale Borough Council - 28.72

Welwyn Hatfield District Council (Residential) - 28.66

Herefordshire Council - 28.25

Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council - 26.65

Camden London Borough Council - 26.18

Hastings Borough Council - 26.05

East Staffordshire Borough Council (Residential) - 25.48

North Norfolk District Council - 25.26

Breckland District Council - 25.15

Eastleigh Borough Council - 25.08

Havering London Borough Council - 24.68

Stoke-On-Trent City Council (Residential) - 24.64

Derby City Council (Residential) - 24.41

Islington London Borough Council - 24.31

Rother District Council - 23.79

Stafford Borough Council (Commercial) - 23.54

Hounslow London Borough Council (Residential) - 23.42

South Kesteven District Council (Commercial) - 22.66

Chichester District Council - 22.59

Runnymede Borough Council (Residential) - 22.47

Greenwich London Borough Council - 22.01

Wealden District Council (Residential) - 21.88

Scarborough Borough Council (North Yorkshire Moors National Park) - 21.44

Cheshire West and Chester Council (Residential) - 21.39

Hambleton District Council - 21.26

South Kesteven District Council (Residential) - 20.89

Merton London Borough Council - 19.60

Harlow District Council - 19.27

Chelmsford City Council - 19.16

North Lincolnshire Council (Residential) - 19.00

Maldon District Council (Residential) - 18.59

Bassetlaw District Council - 18.31

Harrow London Borough Council - 18.20

East Northamptonshire District Council - 17.52

Harborough District Council - 17.28

Cambridge City Council (Commercial) - 16.65

Wealden District Council (Commercial) - 16.47

Erewash Borough Council (Residential) - 16.17

Enfield London Borough Council (Residential) - 16.17

East Hertfordshire District Council - 16.14

Stafford Borough Council (Residential) - 16.12

Cambridge City Council (Residential) - 16.02

Reading Borough Council - 15.45

Broxbourne Borough Council - 15.23

Bedford Council (Residential) - 14.58

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Residential) - 14.18

Cheshire West and Chester Council (Commercial) - 14.08

St Helens Borough Council - 14.08

South Cambridgeshire District Council (Residential) - 13.67

Blaby District Council (Residential) - 13.34

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (Commercial) - 13.29

St Albans City and District Council (Residential) - 13.18

Dover District Council - 12.88

Brentwood Borough Council - 12.84

Shepway District Council (Residential) - 12.82

Thanet  District Council - 12.57

Shropshire Council (Residential) - 12.55

Cheshire East Council (Peak District National Park - Commercial) - 12.41

Lewisham London Borough Council - 12.03

Dorset Council (Purbeck District Council) - 11.95

Kettering Borough Council (Residential) - 11.93

Redbridge London Borough Council (Residential) - 11.80

Thurrock Borough Council (Residential) - 11.74

Cornwall Council - 11.63

Windsor & Maidenhead Royal Borough - 11.31

Cannock Chase District Council (Residential) - 11.20

Broadland District Council (Residential) - 11.06

Hertsmere Borough Council (Residential) - 10.94

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (Residential) - 10.70

Ashford Borough Council (Residential) - 10.59

Colchester Borough Council (Residential) - 10.40

Middlesbrough Borough Council - 10.12

Three Rivers District Council (Residential) - 10.03