Searches are only submitted to us online i.e. NLIS or via email at email@example.com. Payment can be made either by BACS or we can call to take payment over the phone.
A local land charge search consists of:
The LLC1 - this is the official certificate that deals with all the charges recorded in the Local Land Charges Register. These charges include, for example: grants, tree preservation orders, financial charges, listed buildings, and conservation areas.
The conveyancing form (Con 29) - this deals with proposed issues such as road schemes, drainage, environmental matters, tree preservation orders etc. It deals with matters not held on the Local Land Charges Register. The form is divided into two parts: Con29 (R) and Con29 (O).
A local land charge search will only give information relating to the property and/or land identified on the plan, it won't give information relating to adjoining or nearby properties.
If you have a more specific query, there's some more information on our Local land charges FAQs page.
What is a local land charge search for?
A local land charge search is required to ensure that a purchaser of land or property is aware of obligations or 'charges held' on the Local Land Charges Register against that land or property. The word charge is used to describe a burden imposed upon the land or property which is binding on successive owners or occupiers.
How much does a local land charge search cost?
Please see the local land charges fees page for more information.
How do I obtain a Map Plan?
An application must be accompanied by a map showing the extent of the property/land that you wish to be searched on, clearly outlined in red. The Map must be based on current Ordnance Survey background mapping. These can be purchased from various websites online.
Payment can be made using BACS or we can call to take payment over the telephone. If you're unable to submit your application electronically, please contact the Local land charges team on 01743 258716
Please note: your application must be accompanied by a map showing the extent of the property/land that you wish to be searched on, clearly outlined in red. The Map must be based on current Ordnance Survey background mapping.