SearchFlow geared up to CON29 changes and business as usual

SearchFlow geared up to CON29 changes and business as usual

The Law Society’s revisions to the CON29 forms have now been in place since Monday 4th July and have been rolled out successfully to conveyancers, reports SearchFlow, property intelligence specialists.

The changes to CON29 forms have been implemented to improve the quality and consistency of information. In addition, some new mandatory questions to the forms relating to Community Infrastructure Levies (CIL), Assets of Community Value and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Public Paths & Byways have been introduced. The changes to questions have been implemented for both local authority searches and personal (regulated) searches.

95% of the local authorities have successfully reinstated their systems to deal with the changes and the remaining local authorities are set to be fully functioning in a matter of days.

Greg Bryce, Managing Director of SearchFlow, comments: “Our ordering platform with the updated changes to our system was fully operational and available to use from the outset. In addition, all but a very small percentage of local authorities that closed early had reinstated their systems. Any concerns regarding the roll out have been allayed.  Most of our clients have been unaffected and able to process their local authority searches without delay. For the small minority that have been impacted we are working closely with them to ensure minimal disruption.”

In partnership with Land Data, the NLIS regulator, SearchFlow hosted a webinar to cover the CON29 changes. If conveyancers would like a copy of the webinar please contact the SearchFlow marketing department.

Jan Boothroyd, Chief Executive of Land Data comments: “In an effort to ensure as smooth a transition as possible the CON29 working party, under the auspices of The Law Society, worked hard to keep all of the relevant parties involved and informed. Land Data, as a working party member joined forces with the NLIS Hub to provide a vital element in collaborating on key technical areas and we are delighted to hear disruption has been minimal.”

If conveyancers are concerned about orders with a local authority, we recommend they get in touch with their account manager or the SearchFlow helpdesk to help expedite the process.

This article was submitted to be published by SearchFlow as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.



SearchFlow is the UK’s largest provider of legal due diligence data for residential and commercial property transactions. Since its formation, it has supported over 5,000,000 instructions and delivered 26,000,000 searches; this equates to around 1 in every 4 property transactions in the UK.

SearchFlow recognises that proactively supporting each client’s journey is vital to delivering the right due diligence insights, searches, data, surveys and insurance for every transaction – whether a single residential property or a complex commercial portfolio. Via its advanced online ordering platform and backed-up by an award-winning customer service team, SearchFlow supports clients in delivering the conveyancing solutions needed to manage due diligence risk and achieve compliance.

By partnering with SearchFlow, property law professionals in the UK can deliver smarter, safer, and faster property transactions to their customers.

Based in Kent, SearchFlow is a Landmark Information Group business, which is part of DMGT plc.

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