Using tracing services - guidance notes


This document offers guidance to local authority empty homes practitioners about accessing services to help trace ‘missing owners’ of empty dwellings.


The guidance notes are being published as a 'Draft for Comment' in a single PDF document. Depending what amendments are subsequently made, the final version should then be published as an Online Practitioner Guide.

The Guidance Notes are for Full Members only and can be downloaded from the Introductory Section if you have access.



As the largest probate research company in the UK, I was surprised that we were not consulted offline regarding this draft as we have comments to add. To avoid even more confusion, I’d like to suggest that David removes this until we have discussed it as it ignores some crucial points. I was commissioned to write advice on solicitor’s use of probate research firms by the Law Society this month and have further commissions of this type in the pipeline. 

I’d be grateful if Anglia Research does not comment on my post as per Adam Cliff’s request. Thank you.