Property enquiry certificates

Due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on council services, there may be delays in responding to requests for certificates.  We're sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause but  appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented situation.

A Property Enquiry Certificate (PEC) lets you know if we have any proposals, legal orders or notices that would affect a property. It confirms the status of a property from its original records.

How to apply

You can request a PEC by phoning 0303 123 1015. Requests are usually made by solicitors after a property is subject to an offer.

How much does it cost?

Full PECs cost £72.10 per address. Part property enquiries are £36.05. These consist of two responses from either of the following services: Planning, Building Standards, Roads and Transportation, Grants or Environmental Health.

Copies of documents will not be provided. If you ask for more copies, there may be an additional charge.

Service standards

Our aim is to provide a PEC within five to 10 working days of an enquiry being received.

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