Our Local Land Charges Service has a statutory duty to provide the information requested in a Local Authority Search if:

  • you’re buying or selling land or property
  • you’re doing an official conveyancing search

We work closely with colleagues in Planning, Highways, Building Control, Regulatory Services and Strategic Housing to provide a fast, accurate, reliable and fully guaranteed service.

We complete all search requests within 8 working days, with the average turnaround time of 5 working days.

Local authority searches

A Local Authority Search is a document which is a compulsory part of the conveyancing process. The Search gives the solicitor, on behalf of the home mover, vital information on the property or land prior to completion.

This information includes charges for services such as roads, restrictions such as tree preservation orders and conditions imposed in planning permissions, conservation areas, legal agreements and listed buildings.

The Local Authority Search can be requested by post, email or electronically through the National Land Information Service (NLIS).

LLC1 Form

The LLC1 reveals registrations held on the Local Land Charges Register. This contains prohibitions or charges which are binding on successive owners such as tree preservation orders, enforcement notices and outstanding financial charges.

Con29R (Required) Form

We are the only body who hold all the up to date authoritative information to complete the Con29R (Required) Form in full. We provide information about, amongst other things:

  • planning and building regulation applications
  • planning designations and proposals
  • if a roadway is maintained by us, any nearby traffic and road schemes
  • whether we have made a decision to compulsory purchase or acquire the property and whether the property falls within a radon affected area

Con29O (Optional) Form

The enquiries on this part of the Con29 (optional) form may be more relevant to some properties than others. It gives information about, amongst other things:

  • public footpaths
  • gas pipelines
  • houses in multiple occupation
  • noise abatement
  • environmental and pollution notices
  • common land and town and village greens

Fees

Request

Fee

LLC1

£26 (Extra parcel £1 each)

Expedited LLC1

£36

Full Con 29R

£53.75 (Extra parcel £9 each)*

Con 29R Component Data

Minimum administration charge £10.15 plus individual questions cost. 

Con 29O

£7.50 each*

Expedited Con29

£87.75*

Personal Search

Free

Please note:

All Con29 related services will attract standard VAT from 1 February 2017. A standard search is normally processed within 5 to 8 working days.

An expedited search for a standard property is normally processed within 48 hours. If the request is for a large and/or commercial area turnaround times may be longer.

To make our processes more efficient we are phasing out cheques as a method of payment. Please provide a telephone number so that we can call you to take your payment details over the phone

Our online system will generate an email receipt. There is a 1.5% surcharge for Credit Card payments.