Local land charges

A local land charge provides prospective purchasers with information about the property such as conservation areas, tree preservation orders, conditional planning permissions, financial charges, miscellaneous, listed buildings and light obstruction notices.

Local land charge searches

Following HMRC’s decision that the non-statutory CON29R and CON29O products submitted to the Local Authority are considered to be subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20% effective from 1 April 2017, Fee increases have been made for these elements:

Please note: The fee for the Statutory LLC1 Official Certificate of Search is unaffected by this change and remains at £23.50

For a full list, please use the Search fees and charges page.


Personal Searches

we will no longer be accepting requests by telephone for personal search bookings. Instead please find attached a Personal Search Booking Form which once completed should be returned to LLCPersonalSearches@eppingforestdc.gov.uk.



Planning History on Land Charges Official Searches

Please note that has from 31 July 2017, this local authority will be providing planning application history back to 1 January 1977 on land charges official searches as part of the Con 29 replies.

If you wish to see if there are any applications prior to 1 January 1977, then please check yourself  by using the Address Search on the following link – Planning Application Search

Phone Contact us

For all land ownership enquiries go to the Land Registry website.

Contact our local land charges team

  • Email contactllc@eppingforestdc.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01992 564327, 01992 564158 or 01992 564079
  • You can write to us at Local Land Charges, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ

View our full contact details


Apply for it 

Request a search online via NLIS (This service is intended for Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers)

Phone Personal Searches

You can make an appointment for a Personal Search between 9.30 and 11.30, by callings us on Telephone: 01992 564327, 01992 564158 or 01992 564079

View our full contact details


Phone Contact Highways....

Telephone: 0345 603 7631
Email: highwaystatus@essexhighways.org

Or you can write to them at:
Land Charges and Searches Team Leader, Essex Highways, Seax House, Victoria Road South,  Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH


Read it