Planning and building
What is a local land charge?
A local land charge can be a financial claim, restriction, decision or information which may affect a particular property or area of land.
Local land charges searches are normally required in the property-buying process. When you buy a property or a piece of land, it is important you ask for a local land charges search to make sure there are no charges affecting the land or property.
A local land charges search is made up of:
- Local land charges search form LLC1 shows local land charges affecting the land or property such as planning decisions, tree preservation orders and enforcement notices
- Local authority search form CON29 will provide responses on matters such as planning, highways and environmental. We will need a clear, up to date plan with a red outline showing the area to be searched, corresponding to the correct address
Types of local land charges search
We charge different amounts for each search we carry out – go to our local land charges search fees page for details.
Form LLC1 is a search of the Local Land Charges Register, carried out by HM Land Registry.
An LLC1 search includes information about:
- Financial charges
- Planning agreements
- Enforcement notices
- Listed buildings
- Light obstructions notices
Form CON29R required questions
Form CON29R is a set of standard enquiries which we carry out.
A CON29R search includes information about:
- Planning history
- Building control regulation
- Highway information (including road scheme proposals)
- Proposed tree preservation orders
- Proposed planning enforcement or breach of condition notices
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
- Assets of community value
- Rail schemes and proposals
- Public footpaths shown on definitive maps
CON29O optional questions
Form CON29O is a set of is an additional set of enquiries that we carry out. It might not be relevant to all properties.
A CON29O search includes information about:
- Road proposals by private bodies
- Completion notices
- Parks and countryside
- Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)
- Noise abatement
- Urban development areas
- Enterprise zones, local development orders & bids
- Inner urban improvement areas
- Simplified planning zones
- Land maintenance notices
- Mineral consultation and safeguarding areas
- Hazardous substance consents
- Environmental and pollution notices
- Food safety notices
- Hedgerow notices
- Flood defence and land drainage consents
- Common land and town or village greens