Highway Land Searches
A highway search may be performed when you are buying or selling a house in order to identify the adopted highway boundary (public/private extent) and roads proposals which may affect the value of the property.
As a local authority, Richmond Council maintains a Highways Land Search Register which lists the highways maintainable at public expense as well as the private roads within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
The register is available free of charge to all member of the public. If you would like to view it, please visit the Civic Centre Reception Desk.
Highway Searches Fees
Land search requests will have to be made in writing, including the map of the property/area of interes. The Highways Land Searches team will be able to provide information such as highway boundary marked on an Ordnance Survey map, proposed highway schemes, road-works and road closures.
The highway searches fees are currently assessed at £65, (from April 2011 to March 2012) as set in the Richmond Council’s Environment Directorate current Fees and Charges and reviewed annually by the Council.
Please make your cheque payable to 'The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames' which can be sent to the following address:
Highways and Transport Service
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
2nd Floor CivicCentre
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8891 7090
Advance payment is necessary prior to us returning the land search.
Turnaround time for Highway Land Searches
We endeavour to complete and return any written land searches within seven working days from day of payment receipt.
Should your search application be urgent, please telephone the Contact Centre on 08456 122 660 to ask if we can try to accommodate your urgent request.
Other Searches - Official Land Search, personal search and access to CON29R information arrangements
This service is available through Richmond Council’s Local Land Charges department.
Please contact our Local Land Charges department for further details.
Land ownership enquiries
Council owned land
Enquiries regarding the ownership of Council’s owned land should be directed to our Property Department at email@example.com.
For private land enquiries
Enquiries regarding the ownership of private land should be directed to the Land Registry:
Land Registry Telford Office
Hall Park Way
DX number 28100 TELFORD 2