CON29 is a set of standard enquires which are usually made when buying a property. It is one of two types of "local authority search", the other being a local land charges search.

We offer a CON29 search service, or you can perform a search yourself, in person.


Completing a CON29R local enquiries search form

The information required to complete the CON29R local enquiries search form can be obtained from Merton's Environment and Regeneration Department: telephone 020 8274 4901.


CON29R non-statutory search service

Where information is not held on statutory or public registers, Merton's Development Control team can supply the answers to these CON29 questions via Merton's non-statutory CON29 search service. This service provides answers to the following CON29R questions.

  • 1.1 (f), (g), (h) – Building Regulations.
  • 2 (b), (c), (d) – Roads subject to adoption by Agreement or to be made up or adopted.  (Not included on the Register of adopted highways).
  • 3.1 – Land required for public purposes. (Prior to publication of the scheme).
  • 3.2 – Land to be acquired for road works.  (Prior to publication of the scheme).
  • 3.3 (a) – Drainage Agreements via private sewer.
  • 3.4 (b), (c), (d) – Various road proposals.
  • 3.5 – Proposed rail and tramway schemes.
  • 3.6 – Traffic schemes.  (Approved but not yet implemented).
  • 3.7 – Outstanding Notices.
  • 3.8 – Contravention of Building Regulations.
  • 3.9 – Notices, Orders, Directions and Proceedings under the Planning Acts.  (Approved but not yet issued).
  • 3.10 (b) – Unimplemented resolutions to designate a new Conservation Area.
  • 3.11 – Compulsory Purchase.
  • 3.12 (b) (i) and (c) – Contaminated Land

Fees

The fees for supplying the Non-Statutory CON29R answers to the questions above are:

  • Single property - £38
  • Each adjoining property - £30

Forms

You can access the non-statutory information in the CON29R forms in two ways:

  1. By post to the Planning Admin Team, 14 Floor, Civic Centre, Morden SM4 5DX , enclosing the search request form together with a site location plan and a cheque for £38, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The information will normally be dispatched within 3 working days from receipt.
  2. By DX41650, Morden together with a site location plan and a cheque for £38, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope marked for the attention of the Planning Admin Team. The information will normally be dispatched within 3 working days from receipt.

Please do not send in the official Con29R and Con29O forms, as these will not be completed.


Personal searches

If you prefer to inspect the raw data held by the council's Environment and Regeneration Department for the CON29R questions listed above (rather than have answers to the questions supplied to you), then this can be inspected free of charge at the council's offices.

Please note that the information inspected may not be in the form of answers to CON29R questions, and you will need to make your own interpretation of the data that you view.

Please see the CON29R guidance note which gives details of  how you can access both Statutory and Public Register CON29R information, as well as the non-statutory data for each of the CON29R questions.


Statement of estimates

Statement Under Regulation 9 of Charges for Property Searches Regulations 2008


Contact us

Request for information:

Search Enquiries
Development Control Team
14th Floor Civic Centre
Morden
SM4 5DX

Email: planning@merton.gov.uk

Queries regarding the Statement of Estimated Costs and Volumes and the calculation of fees:

Finance Manager (Environment and Regeneration)
Civic Centre
Morden
SM4 5DX

Email: ERFinance@merton.gov.uk

If you have any suggestions or complaints about how the Council deals with Con29R Non-Statutory enquiries:

Development Control Manager
Development Control Team
14th Floor Civic Centre
Morden
SM4 5DX

Email: planning@merton.gov.uk