OneSearch Direct release groundbreaking two-part search with results from 24 hours

OneSearch DirectOneSearch Direct, the largest local search data company in the UK, has today launched a product that seeks to catapult the search industry into a new standard of higher efficiency, through the use of big data. OneSearch Duo is a new two-part Regulated Local search, which returns the majority of search results within just 24 hours. The product is made up of the following two reports:

  • Part A: Alert contains most CON29 data, already captured in-house and usually returned within 24 hours.
  • Part B: Prime contains the full Regulated Local search including the remainder of outstanding data, which is the Local Land Charges, Building Regulations and Highways.

This revolutionary report utilises OneSearch Direct’s biggest asset, which differentiates the company from all other search suppliers and local authorities. As OneSearch Direct is the only company to hold a national database of most available CON29 data on every property in England and Wales, it is usually the case that the majority of search data has already been captured, prior to searches being done. For solicitors, this means they now have the opportunity to receive upfront information on their client’s property, which allows them to pursue and resolve any red flags before the full Regulated Local search has been returned.

Now in its 25th year, OneSearch Direct has invested over £10 million in their datasets and technology. On a daily basis, data is meticulously captured through every local newspaper, public notice register and committee meeting document for all council areas in England and Wales.

Elizabeth Jarvis, Managing Director, OneSearch Direct, comments:

“We all know that turnaround times can vary widely by council area, with some local authorities taking over a month to return a search. What’s worse is when the search brings back issues that require further investigation, such as enforcement notices or unknown planning decisions. That’s when the hold up becomes unacceptable, and can put the whole transaction at risk of collapse.

“Here at OneSearch, we capture proposed, confirmed and even withdrawn notices and orders. By the time a search is requested, OneSearch Direct will already have an extensive back catalogue surrounding a client’s property.  No other search provider has this unique dataset, and we are immensely proud to bring OneSearch Duo to the market. Not only does the search benefit from our Triple Quality Check methodology, it is also backed by £10 Million PI Cover, which further benefits from 6 years run off cover.”

Lidia Quinlan, Strategic Partnerships and Panel Manager, comments:

“We created OneSearch Duo for those who believe forewarned is forearmed, and who tackle issues head on. Not only for the sake of their clients, but also for their firms’ reputation. The question we want to ask the industry is really: why wouldn’t you order a OneSearch Duo? Why willingly put yourself through an unknowable period of uncertainty, when you can easily obtain most CON29 enquiries within 24 hours, and help progress your clients’ case in a way that was previously unheard of?

“Initial feedback of OneSearch Duo has been extremely positive, and we look forward to it being well received by proactive solicitors.”

To celebrate the launch of OneSearch Duo, a commercial has been released

Are you a #SadSam or #DuoDave?

Click here to find out in this short, fun quiz!

To find out more about OneSearch Duo, call the Service Introduction Team on 01782 433 270, visit or call main Headquarters on 0800 052 0117.


OneSearch Direct is the largest local search data company in the UK, providing property information and conveyancing search reports to solicitors nationwide. Backed by Souter Investments, the company has been established in the industry for more than 25 years.

OneSearch Direct subscribe to the Search Code, which is regulated and monitored by the Property Code Compliance Board (PCCB). OneSearch Direct’s searches are backed by £10 million Professional Indemnity Cover.

Uniquely, OneSearch Direct has developed a substantial database of local authority information.  The company has invested around £10 million over two decades in its data collection methodology and, of its 100 staff, a team of 30 people are employed to update and input new data on a daily basis.

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