Hi All We are at that time of year where all the councils raise their prices, normally cpi etc. MBRC were already the dearest in QLD at $287 for a rates search. They have now put their prices up to $450 for a simple rates search. BCC offers a free search to see what the balance is, MBRC does not even offer that. Easy money raiser as it is simply a line on some's purchase search costs but I think it is purely disgusting price gouging.