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You must pay fees for official searches when you submit the search request.

You must pay fees relating to component data must on the day of your appointment. You pay this to the Local Land Charges Office before viewing the data.

You can pay fees by

  • cheque (made payable to Gateshead council)
  • cash
  • debit card
  • credit card

To calculate the appropriate fee please view the relevant attached schedule. This can be for either a residential or commercial property.

You will find the following in the document:

  • fees for official searches on the first page
  • fees for viewing  component data in the third column
  • fees for a tailored report of component data in the fourth column (non-electronic) 
  • fees for a tailored report of component data in the fifth column (electronic) 

Our commitment to you

  • We will process Local Land Searches quickly and accurately
  • We will process standard official Local Land Searches within 10 working days
  • We will respond to telephone enquiries courteously and provide helpful advice.  If we cannot answer your query ourselves we will tell you who to contact
  • We will reply to letters and emails within three working days

Certification of Fees 

Local Authorities Charges for Property Searches Regulations Letter - 01/10/2009 (63k PDF)

Commercial Property Search Estimates - Annual Statement (76K PDF)

Residential Property Search Estimates - Annual Statement (78K PDF)

Contact Us

Local Land Charges
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

Tel: 0191 433 2195
E-mail: Land Charges