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Index map: official search (PG10)

Details of the information held on the index map and how to apply for an official search (practice guide 10).

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This guide gives details of the information held on the index map and advice on how to apply for an official search. It is aimed at conveyancers and members of the public.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 27 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Section 4 has been amended to clarify that only business customers can apply electronically through Business e-services and Business Gateway.
  2. Section 9 has been amended as a result of a change to our email addresses.
  3. Section 8 has been amended to reflect that we will no longer send results by fax.
  4. Link to the advice we offer added.
  5. Section 9 has been amended to reflect current policy that Land Registry will issue textual results for official searches of the index map in most cases.
  6. Section 12 has been amended as a result of a change of address of our Citizen Centre.
  7. Welsh version added.
  8. Section 9 has been amended to describe when we will issue a plan with a search of the index map result.
  9. First published.