Decision details


Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Governance & Monitoring Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To increase fees for the parts of the Land Charges Search as outlined below and in line with increases by Derbyshire County Council. This will start from the 1st April 2024.

Reasons for the decision:

To increase the land charges fees in line with increased costs from dcc for con29 consultations. The increased fee for a standard search will rise from £138.00 to £145.00.

To provide expedited searches within 3 working days at a cost of £200.00 where the applicant requests this.

If there is a surplus, this will be used to cover a future acquisition of the tlc land charges software package. This will improve the land charges service whilst ensuring that the service remains competitive in an open market.

Alternative options considered:

Not to increase. This was rejected as costs are increasing for the dcc contribution to the search and because the service needs to move from a paper-based service and this could help fund the change.

Publication date: 28/03/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024