Suffolk legal fees and services

Fees and services for Conveyancing 29 (CON29) searches.

All enquiries must be accompanied by a plan with the property outlined in red along with an address or description of the land.

We'll not provide highway information over the phone. Email legal@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 264190 for all enquiries.

Introduction of VAT for Conveyancing 29 (CON29) search questions

VAT is payable on all CON29 local land charges search questions from 1 February 2017, following a recent ruling by HMRC. This results in a 20% increase to our fees for any of the questions contained in the CON29 and Additional Highway Enquiries form as below.

Our services and price list
CON29 enquiries Fee
including VAT

Q 2.1 (a-d) Adopted roads

£3.60

Q 2.2 Public Rights of Way

£3.60

Q 2.3 Pending applications to record PROWs

£3.60

Q 2.4 Pending legal orders to stop-up/divert/alter/create a PROW

£3.60

Q2.5 Map showing PROWs No fee

Q 3.2 Land to be acquired for roadworks
Q 3.4 (a,b,c,d,e,f) Nearby Road Schemes
Q 3.5 Nearby Railway Schemes
Q 3.6 (a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,I,j,k,l) Traffic Schemes
Q 3.7(e) Outstanding notices - highways
Q 3.12 Compulsory purchase

£3.60

CON29 (O) enquiries

Fee
including VAT

Question 22.1-3 Registered Common Land and Town or Village Green

£6

Copies of the Commons Land and Town/Village Green Registered entries

£6

Additional highway enquiries

Fee
including VAT

A1 - Plan showing considered extent of highway and adopted roads that are maintainable at public expense; if records are available.

£54

A1 - If the information is not on record, our Highway Records team will have to carry out research to determine the considered extent. The fee varies with length of highway frontage required.

Please note, that it could take anything between 3 to 8 weeks for enquiries requiring research, depending on the amount of research required and resources available.

£84 minimum fee is charged

A2 - any proposed Traffic Regulation Order or Road Closure Orders

£12

A3 - confirm that no part of the property falls within SCC's ownership

£12

A4 - confirm that no part of the property is subject to any actual or deemed dedication as highway

£12

A5 - confirm that there is no record of any deemed or claimed public rights of way, or any outstanding recorded anomalies

£36

Other enquiries requesting information not outlined above

£12

Other information Fee
including VAT
Copy Section 38 Agreements and Bond. Email legal@suffolk.gov.uk if you need to obtain a copy £6

Suffolk County Council can provide a copy of the register for a particular Commons Land or Village Green unit. However, we require the unit number in order to process the request. 

If the unit number is not known, you can make an appropriate search using CON 29 (Optional) Enquiries form (fee as above).

A search will identify if a specified plot of land is part of or adjacent to one of the registered units.

£6
List of Street (Highways Register). Go to highways maintainable at public expense for details.

Register of Common Land and Town or Village Greens
Should you wish to inspect the register in person, this can be done by prior appointment (and with 48 hours minimum notice).

No fee is charged for a personal inspection and these can be carried out between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Email legal@suffolk.gov.uk for more details or call 01473 264190.

Amendments to the Register of Common Land and Town or Village Greens
Write to: Corinne McGrath, Suffolk Legal, Constantine House, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich. IP1 2DH. Call 01473 264185 or Email corinne.mcgrath@suffolk.gov.uk.