Personal searches

Changes to Personal Searches

We have a statutory duty to make the Local Land Charges Register available in order to facilitate Personal Searches.

We also have a duty to provide access to all property information it may hold, to enable a third party to answer CON29 enquiries ('Enquiries of a Local Authority').

We will only be taking email bookings for Personal Searches.

The procedure will be as follows:

To request a personal search of the Local Land Charges Register, email

Please give at least 2 working days notice in advance of your preferred appointment and provide the following information:
  • Date of appointment
  • The full postal address to be searched
  • Site plan clearly showing the boundary marked in red
  • The name of the person or company carrying out the personal search

You can submit up to 5 addresses for any appointment (1 appointment per company per week) with a separate site plan for each address.

We will email you back to confirm the booking. If for any reason you can't make an appointment please email to rearrange as soon as possible.

Access to property records [PDF, 25Kb]

Please note: 

All registrations prior to 1 January 2010 are held in manual registers. 

All registrations made with effect from 1 January 2010 are held in electronic format. 

Only the Land Charges staff are able to access them and will advise you if any apply to the property/piece of land that you are searching against.

Any queries regarding the content of a Personal Search will be directed back to the Personal Search Agency or person who carried out the search.

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