Local land charges and searches
A Local Land Charge is a restriction or prohibition imposed on land or property or a financial charge, which is binding on successive owners or occupiers of land or property.
Local Land Charges Search
A Local Land Charge Search is necessary when a piece (parcel) of land or property is being purchased, leased or valued.
This is to check if there is a land charge on the land or property or a financial charge, which is binding on successive owners or occupiers of the land or property. Read more about submitting a search application and fees
The search is made up of two parts, the;
- LLC1, and
The LLC1 form, the official requisition of search of the Local Land Charges Register, discloses the registered entries affecting the land or property.
The CON29R form, enquiries of local authorities, asks a number of set questions such as highway adoption, road schemes, planning designations, planning permissions and building regulations.
A fee is charged for providing a Local Search. Search requisitions are made on 2 standard forms, the LLC1 and the CON29R. In addition, the CON29O may also be submitted. This is our schedule of fees.
It is also possible to ask an additional enquiry of your own for which an additional fee is payable.
Please note: Information provided on a search relates only to the property or land identified on the search requisition. No information is provided regarding surrounding land or property unless this is specifically requested.
The Local Land Charges Office aims to provide a prompt and efficient service.
Current turnaround time is an average of 25 working days from receipt but will depend upon the complexity of the search.
The volume of searches is outside our control and influenced by a number of factors, including interest rates, the buoyancy of the local housing market and the local economy.
What we do
- Carry out official Local Land Searches linked to property purchases
- Maintain an accurate Land Charges Register
- log your request on the day we receive it
- carry out enquiries for you with other agencies and council departments
- complete your request and return it to you as soon as possible
- respond to all letters and e-mails within 10 working days.
If we get it wrong we will:
- Apologise if we have made a mistake or failed to meet our standards
- acknowledge your written complaint within three working days
- reply in full to your complaint within 10 working days.
Your suggestions, complaints, comments and compliments are important to us, because we can learn from them and they will help us to improve the Local Land Charges Service we provide to you.
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