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Covid 19 - Response to aid access to Property Information.

Due to the ongoing difficulties in obtaining access to property information over the Covid 19 pandemic; East Devon District Council have made all data that is required to answer Con29 and Local Land Charges Register searches available online.

Since the beginning of the pandemic East Devon’s stance has been to keep members of the public, private sector clients and staff safe.  We are well aware of the additional strain that has been placed upon all sectors at this moment in time and have made this decision now to aid in the answering of private sector searches.  Over the last 3 months we have seen a significant rise in the number of search requests across the board. The Mapping Portal in combination with the look up tables below will enable anyone to research all the relevant information to be able to answer the LLC and Con29 data.

We are making this data available over the period of the pandemic to keep customers and staff safe but on the proviso that when things return to normal, this portal will be only be available in situ at the Council offices.

East Devon District Council has developed an excellent working relationship with private search companies over the years and we have continued to provide this information during the pandemic. By using this online service, you are of the understanding that, when we are able to open our offices to the public, you will then only be able to view this information free of charge in situ at the Blackdown House, Honiton offices.  We hope that you find this service beneficial and will be understanding of the situation we all find ourselves in. 

“Layers will only appear when you are zoomed in to a single property.   Layers are all in groups, the layer group name will appear greyed out until this zoom level has been reached.  These groups are all initially off, when you switch the group on in the layer list all the layers in that group will go on.  Clicking on the map at this point will return information about just the layers that are switched on.”

 

The normal service (below) will resume once offices can reopen as normal.

Personal searches are an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register made in person by a member of the public or private body. Please see our policy on personal searches, details of which can be seen in our Personal Search Guidelines.

The personal search service is free under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR).

If information is needed from the Con29,  you need to complete our   booking sheet.

Please post this together with a cheque made payable to East Devon District Council to local land charges.

Alternatively you can request the information free of charge under the EIR by submitting an FOI request.