We are sorry to say that we are currently experiencing some delays in processing local authority searches on land charges.
These are part of the standard conveyancing process whenever people buy houses or plots of land, or leasing a property. They uncover any restrictions or legal obligations against the site.
Given the importance of such searches and the binding nature they have on owners, we take this responsibility extremely seriously to ensure all relevant information is gathered.
But due to some technical problems and staff sickness we are currently behind on a number of searches and, in some cases, failing to complete searches within our target time of 15 days.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to address this situation.
For more details, visit: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/land-charges/submit-a-search/
Find out how to submit a Local Authority Search to Adur & Worthing Councils