Personal Searches of the Local Land Charges RegisterFrom 2nd August 2010 Mid Sussex District Council, in accordance with Statutory Instrument No 1812, will not be charging for inspections of the Local Land Charges Register.
Information Commissioner's Guidance on property search information and the Environmental Information Regulations
Following guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office, and in order to avoid delay and confusion to those companies who require Con29R information, Mid Sussex District Council's procedure is as follows:-
The Local Land Charges ‘one stop shop' will continue to operate for Con29R requests based on established cost recovery charges: search fees. All requests will be processed within the same time period as official search requests.
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The Local Land Charges section will not deal with Con29R information requests made under Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). All of these requests should be directed to the Council's Freedom of Information (FOI) officer, further details can be found on our web site - Environmental Information Regulations or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01444 477422.
Official Con29R/O requests received from Personal Search Companies (PSCs) accompanied by payment of the correct fee are processed on the understanding that the PSCs have accepted the Council’s charges and have chosen the official search route in preference to the available alternative of submitting Con29R/O requests through the FOI channel. Under these circumstances the Council is of the view that any future claims for the repayment of fees for this service do not have legitimate grounds.
Please remember that information supplied under an EIR request is not to be re-used for commercial purposes without a re-use of information licence for which there is a charge. Further details about such licences can be seen on the Freedom of Information section of our website.
Below are some of the questions most often asked by Personal Search Agents. Click on any of them for more information: