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The Property Certificate function forms part of the legal searches that solicitors undertake when buying and selling properties.

Once an application is submitted there are a range of standard questions as agreed between the Law Society, The Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Northern Ireland Local Government Association covering areas such as Building Regulations, Environment Health and Postal Numbering, as well as other related issues.~~

A property certificate application can be submitted either by

  •  Downloading the writable application form (as detailed below) 


Once completed the application form should be signed, dated and submitted accompanied by:

  • an appropriately scaled map identifying the property/ land outlined in red
  • the appropriate fee (see fee schedule below)​

           Property Certificate Application Form

The Online submission will require the following, before completion:

  • upload an appropriately scaled map identifying the property/ land outlined in red
  • make a card payment of the appropriate fee (see fee schedule below)    
 Property Certificate Charges from 1st July 2023
Standard 10 Year Search ¹    £90.00   
Follow Up 10 Year Search ¹    £38.00
Search Back to 1973 ¹    £122.00
Specified 10 Year Search ¹    £90.00

The Council Property Certificate NI pricing as agreed with The Law Society NI – effective from 1st July 2023
   (Hard copy and Online submissions)

Contact Us

If you would like further information, please contact us at our Limavady Office, 7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 0HA.