East Lothian Council
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You may experience difficulties when using the main Council number. As an alternative please call 01875 824304. For emergencies call 01875 612818.

Property Enquiry Certificates

The Council's Property Enquiry Certificate service

Planning application form

Property Enquiry Certificates advise if properties or areas of land are affected by statutory matters that are the responsibility of the local authority.  They are normally requested by solicitors acting on behalf of property purchasers.

The current charge for this service is £75.00.

Information is provided under the following:

  • Environmental Health
    Outstanding Notices or Orders under House (Scotland) Acts or other relevant Statutes or Orders; Contaminated Land Register under Section 789R (I) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 
  • Housing
    Outstanding Notices or Orders under the Housing (Scotland) Acts or other relevant Statutes or Orders
  • Building Standards
    Outstanding Notices or Orders under the Building (Scotland) Act or Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
  • Town and Country Planning
    • Confirmation if the property is directly affected by planning policies and/or proposals contained within the approved Development Plan (or in any proposed alteration to that Plan)  
    • Confirmation if the property may be directly affected by planning policies and/or proposals contained within a draft or finalised Local or Strategic Development Plan, or in a draft or finalised Alteration to the Development Plan  
    • Confirmation if there are any tree preservation orders within the property or if it lies within a conservation area  
    • Planning applications/consents that would physically impinge on the property or its curtilage and any alleged breach of planning control and/or under an enforcement investigation  
  • Roads
    Confirmation that the property is directly affected by an East Lothian Council (ELC) Road Proposal or that the carriageway, footway and kerbs are adopted by ELC for maintenance purposes

East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.