Local Land Charges
When buying a property or piece of land, your solicitor will submit a local land charges search to us, which will show if there are any legal restrictions affecting the land or property. We will investigate any restrictions and bring all the information together in the form of a local authority search.
A Local Land Charges search (LLC1) informs buyers of restrictions or 'charges' affecting the use of the property, such as tree preservation orders, enforcement notices, planning permissions and financial charges. The enquiry forms CON29 and CON29O provide information on matters such as local plans, highways and assets of community value.
Search applications can be submitted online using our land charges online service with payments made by credit or debit card. We aim to turn them around in 24 hours. Please note you will also need to include an ordnance survey plan showing property boundaries outlined in red, preferably on 1:1250 scale.