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Local land charge search

When you buy a property or piece of land, it is important that a local land charges search is carried out to make sure that there are no issues affecting the land or property.

A local land charge can be a financial claim, restriction, decision or information which may affect a particular property or area of land i.e. planning decisions, financial amounts owed.

A full search is made up of two parts LLC1 and CON29

LLC1 – contains the registerable charges

CON29 – contains information about road schemes, planning and building control history as well as any legal notices that may affect the property.

Solicitors would normally contact us to carry out the search and we will collate the information together from different departments and bring it together into one search. 

Submit a search

Information for solicitors and conveyancers - we are connected to the National Land Information Service (NLIS)at level 3.

We would like to encourage all of our customers to submit their local land charge enquiries either electronically via our online portals (where available) or email and pay by credit / or debit card opposed to a cheque.

Paper alternatives

If you cannot complete the application online, find out more about how to submit paper forms to us.

Turnaround time

We are currently turning around searches in 5 to 10 working days.


We regret searches can only be cancelled on the day of receipt, providing it has not already been entered onto our system. After this time work will have started on your application.


Land charge fees per search type
Search typeFeeVATTotal
 LLC (per search) £37   £0 £37 
 CON29  (per search) £80   £16 £96 
 Optional CON29O (per question) £15   £3 £18 
 Solicitors own questions (per question) £20  £4 £24 
 Extra parcel(s) of land – LLC1 (per additional parcel of land)  £15  £0 £15 
 Extra parcel(s) of land – CON29 (per additional parcel of land)  £15  £3 £18

Costs of the local land charge service

We have to publish information about the cost of the local land charge service and the income received.

Find out more about our yearly costs


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