New Shared Fees
The service has been running for three years now. So we thought it was time we reviewed the way we charge for searches, having one set of fees across the partnership.
Doing this will allow us to provide an even better service, especially for those operating across borough boundaries.
The new shared fees are now being charged in Maidstone and Swale. Tunbridge Wells will follow on 1 April 2018.
From 12 October 2016, full searches can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll need to make payment at the same time. You can pay for a:
- Maidstone search using our online payment form
- Swale search by calling 01622 602251
- Tunbridge Wells search online
HMRC have said that VAT will be charged on CON29 search fees starting 31 March 2017. You can see our fees tabs for more information. Any searches received on 31 March that don't have the correct fee will be sent back to the Solicitor or Agent.
On 4 July 2016 new LLC1 and CON29 forms were published. You can buy them from the Oyez Store website. The CON29 form includes some additional questions about things like the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and assets of community value.You need to submit your searches on the new forms or they will be returned.
We're currently building a new portal for people to submit, pay and receive searches online. This should be up and running in 2017.