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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

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.

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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