Whether you're buying or selling a property, or you are a conveyancer or estate agent, we can help you.
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 Search is in 3 parts:
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.
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
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:
houses in multiple occupation
environmental and pollution notices
Common Land and Town and Village Greens
In line with Government recommendations and legislation local land charges fees are set on a cost recovery basis.
The Local Authority Search can be requested by post, email or electronically through the National Land Information Service (NLIS).
The National Land Information Service (NLIS) is a government-backed initiative to make all official searches available online.
Also TM Search Choice offer an electronic service with direct links to every local authority. NLIS provides a one-stop-shop to all land and property information required in the conveyancing process, including the 410 local authorities in England and Wales, The Coal Authority and Land Registry.
With NLIS, conveyancers and their customers can receive fast, cost-effective searches, without compromising on quality
Contact us for these and include a cheque for the relevant fee either on official forms obtained from a law stationers or downloaded below.
If you use the service regularly we recommend paying by card or BACS.
You can then email requests using our downloadable request forms, to our email inbox (see contact us) and have the replies emailed back in a PDF format.