This register is set up and maintained by us. It is designed to show a prospective buyer of a property in the city whether there are any enforceable obligations or charges (both financial and non financial) registered against that property. It may also reveal matters which can be regarded as positive or a benefit to the property e.g. a planning permission to extend the property.
You can request either an official search or individual enquiry search by completing the forms below:
Please note that you can also submit a request by post or by visiting the Town Hall (contact details at the the bottom of the page).
The Local Land Charges official search form contains 2 parts; land only search (LLC1) and a CON29R search.
The land only search is a request asking for a search of the Local Land Charges Register to be made in respect of a particular property or piece of land. We have a legal obligation to set up and maintain this register and provide information contained in it on receipt of an appropriate form and fee. See Local Land Charges - official search fees for details.
The other part of the search is basically a standard set of questions for which a fee is paid. There are additional questions which may be asked if they are thought to be relevant. This is called a part 2 enquiry or CON29R search.
Please note if you are completing the form online you need to upload a plan of each property which you are carrying out a search on. If you are posting your form please ensure that you enclose 2 copies of the plan.
A Local Land Charges individual enquiries search is where you can select any number of pre defined questions about the land or property that you are interested in. Each question has a fee attached to it. See Local Land Charges - individual enquiries fees for more information.
Our responses will be returned by fax, post or email within 3-5 working days of receiving the request. Please note that we cannot return our responses until payment has been received.
It is essential to remember that a local land charge is a charge against the property and not an individual. You would obviously want to know of any obligations attaching to the property before you decide to buy it.
As the register is a public document anyone can carry out a search. However, they are carried out in the vast majority of cases by solicitors, licensed conveyancers or their agents on behalf of prospective buyers.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.
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