About local land charges

All about local land charges, searches of the local land charges register and why you need a local land charges search when buying a house.

It is the law that all councils in England and Wales keep a register of local land charges.

Land or buildings can have a local land charge placed on them, which will restrict the owner in a certain way.

Examples of local land charges

  • Conservation areas
  • Compulsory purchase orders
  • Enforcement notices
  • Tree preservation orders
  • Planning permissions with conditions

Types of Search

Official search of the local land charges register

When you are buying a house, your solicitor or conveyancer may ask us what is on the local land charges register and decide if there could be any problems for you.  We call this a search of the local land charges register (LLC1).

We usually complete our searches within three working days.

Personal search of the local land charges register

Your solicitor or conveyancer may ask a private search company to visit us and write down what they can find on the register.  We call this a personal search.

Why you need a search

Your bank or building society will not lend you money (a mortgage) to buy the house without a search of the local land charges register.

CON29 (R) required enquiries of the local authority

Your solicitor will ask us to complete a questionnaire of standard questions by giving us a form called the CON29 (R).

Examples of types of CON29 (R) information

  • Planning permissions
  • Building control entries
  • Highway status
  • Contaminated land
  • Environmental and pollution notices
  • Radon Gas

CON29 (O) optional enquiries of the local authority

Your solicitor may ask us optional questions on a form called the CON29 (O).

Examples of types of CON29 (O) information

  • Public paths or byways
  • Common land, town and village greens
  • Food safety notices

Please contact us if you have any questions about local land charges. You can do this using the contact details on this page.

 
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