A property enquiry certificate brings together information about a property that is often required when buying or selling a house. The seller's solicitor normally requests it as part of the property search.
Request a certificate
Send requests for certificates to
The City of Edinburgh Council
Planning and Building Standards (PEC)
4 East Market Street
If you are buying or selling a house it is important to ensure that all the proper consents are in place for any work that has been carried out. This may include work that previous owners have done.
Details that must be in the certificates
Please ensure you have the below details.
Planning applications for the property since October 1990, whether it is
- a listed building
- in a conservation area
- affected by Article 4 direction
- subject to an enforcement notice.
Any recent decisions on applications for the property.
Whether road access is adopted by the Council for maintenance and if the property is affected by any transport proposals.
Whether the land is in the Contaminated Land register.
Statutory notices served under
- the Civic Government legislation
- the Edinburgh District Council Order Confirmation Act for repairs to the property
- housing, environmental protection and health and safety legislation.
Planning help desk
The Planning Help Desk is currently closed due to the COVID-19 situation. However, you can still contact us by email