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.

Babergh District Council - 9

Basildon District Council - 6

Boston Borough Council - 30

Broadland District Council (Residential) - 13

Cambridge City Council (Commercial) - 25

Cambridge City Council (Residential) - 22

Castle Point Borough Council - 4

Central Bedfordshire Council (Residential) - 14

Chelmsford City Council - 16 

East Cambridgeshire District Council - 8

East Hertfordshire District Council - 8

East Lindsey District Council - 8

East Suffolk Council - 2

Fenland District Council (Commercial) - 10

Fenland District Council (Residential) - 13

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (Commercial) - 28

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (Residential) - 12

Hackney London Borough Council - 189

Huntingdonshire District Council (Commercial) - 100

Huntingdonshire District Council (Residential) - 13

Ipswich Borough Council - 10

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council - 10

Lincoln City Council - 6

Litchfield District Council (Residential) - 40

Mid Suffolk District Council - 12

Milton Keynes Council - 32

Norfolk County Council - 9

North East Lincolnshire District Council - 10

North Kesteven District Council - 3

North Lincolnshire Council (Commercial) - 10

North Lincolnshire Council (Residential) - 30

North Norfolk District Council - 3

Norwich City Council (Commercial) - 10

Norwich City Council (Residential) - 12 

Peterborough City Council - 8

South Cambridgeshire District Council (Commercial) - 22

South Cambridgeshire District Council (Residential) - 22

South Holland District Council - 4

South Kesteven District Council (Commercial) - 34

South Kesteven District Council (Residential) - 30

South Norfolk District Council - 12

Uttlesford District Council (Residential) - 4 

West Lindsey District Council - 6

West Suffolk Council - 12

Last updated 5th July 2021