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Tuesday , November , 21 2017

Local Land Charges Search

A Local Authority Search is usually requested by a solicitor on behalf of purchasers of land or property, and forms part of the conveyancing process. The standard questions give potential buyers details of any restrictions or legal obligations, which are enforceable against successive owners. We carry out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975 and we guarantee comprehensive replies.

The search is done in two parts. LLC1 is the Official Certificate of Search. This reveals all registerable charges including improvement grants, conditional planning consents, tree preservation orders and listed buildings. The second part is Con29 (Standard Enquiries of the Local Authority) which shows information about planning, building regulations, highways and environmental services. CON29 comprises of Required and Optional parts. You can submit both parts together or submit optional questions individually if required.

We are connected to the National Land Information Service. This means that searches can be submitted electronically via NLIS and once processed, returned electronically.

  Land Charges FAQ

How to submit a search

Searches can be submitted in the following ways:

  • *By email - [email protected]
  • By DX - 63037 Carlisle
  • By Post - Land Charges, Governance Directorate, Civic Centre, Carlisle CA3 8QG
  • Via NLIS

 

Personal Search

A personal search is an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register and can be carried out by anyone. There is no fee for a personal inspection of this register. 

It is the responsibility of the person carrying out the personal search to identify the land/property and to make any notes of information held on the Register.

  • Requests for appointments can be made by calling the Land Charges Section on 01228 817554 or by emailing [email protected] including a list of all properties to be searched;
  • At least 48 hours' notice is required before an appointment can be offered - appointment times will be accommodated as far as possible but are subject to availability. 
  • Appointments are restricted to 20 minutes duration.

Separate requests for information from the Planning, Building Control and Environmental Health Departments are still required as normal. We advise that you make your request for information to those departments as soon as possible as requests will be dealt with strictly in the order they are received.

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