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. 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.
It is made up of 2 elements:
- 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