Regulated Local Authority Search

A ‘Regulated’ search is compiled by a search provider such as STL, which is registered with the Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB) as a subscriber to the Search Code. Regulated searches are accepted by all major mortgage lenders.

STL’s market leading Regulated Local Authority Search offers many benefits compared to a Council (Official) search. It also accepted by the vast majority of mortgage lenders.

Listen to what our clients think of of this search.

The following are the main benefits of STL’s Regulated search compared to a ‘Council’ search:

  • Nationwide fixed price regardless of Local Authority
  • Standard format regardless of Local Authority
  • Convenient ‘Summary for Conveyancers’ immediately identifies entries revealed in the search. This is dynamic for each and every report
  • Unique plain English ‘Information for Buyers’ helps to reduce queries and complaints. This is dynamic for each and every report
  • Immediately informs you of the potential risks at the property, including Japanese Knotweed (residential only)
  • Every search is compiled by STL’s expert employed search clerks and QA’d by STL’s dedicated QA team

Download Residential Regulated Local Authority Search

Download Commercial Regulated Local Authority Search


4 July 2016 Law Society Changes
The Law Society revised its CON29 and CON29O forms on 4 July 2016. The aim of these changes was to improve the quality and consistency of information provided. STL's Regulated Local Authority Search was also amended to reflect these changes. 
4 July 2016 Changes to Regulated Local Authority Search


Council v Regulated Local Authority Search Comparison
The Local Authority Search Comparison Guide gives a simple comparison of these 2 searches:
Residential Local Authority Search Comparison

Lenders that accept Personal/Regulated Searches