Local land charges search

'Local land charges searches' are carried out by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer acting on behalf of a person buying or selling land or property.

The search is a series of standard questions designed to give any potential buyer as much information as possible about the property. Buyers can also contact us for information not covered by the standard questions.

We hold information on issues such as:

Search information

The standard local land charges search is divided into 2 parts:

  • LLC1 - Form LLC1 is a search of the local land charges register and will tell you if, for example, the property is a listed building or if it is in a conservation or smoke control zone. It will also tell you if any trees on the property are protected by tree preservation orders.
  • CON29(R) - The CON29(R) contains a series of standard questions covering planning, highways, building control and environmental health.

Forms are available from any legal stationer or the Law Society. These are normally submitted to us together with a location plan, in duplicate and up to Ordnance Survey standards, by the solicitor or licensed conveyancer acting on your behalf. There are also a series of optional enquiries that can be asked by submitting form CON29(O).

Location plans are available from Land Registry on GOV.UK.

Requesting searches

Your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will submit the search application along with the appropriate fee to the Local Land Charges Team. Currently we return search applications within 3 working days or less.

We are connected to the National Land Information Service (NLIS) at Level 3 which means that search applications can be submitted electronically using one of 2 licensed NLIS channels, as well as by post or via the Document Exchange System (DX).

All searches must be accompanied by 2 location plans.

Local search fees

Postal and DX Searches

Item Cost for residential properties Cost for commercial properties
LLC1 £15.00 £15.00
CON29 Part 1 £109.20 (incl VAT) £210.00 (incl VAT)
CON29 Part 2 Optional enquiries £30.00 (incl VAT) £30.00 (incl VAT)
CON29 Part 2 Additional enquiries £50.00 (incl VAT) £50.00 (incl VAT)
LLC1 Additional parcel fee £1.00 £1.00
CON29 Additional parcel fee £10.20 (incl VAT) £10.20 (incl VAT)

Electronic NLIS Searches

Item Cost for residential properties Cost for commercial properties
LLC1 £15.00 £15.00
CON29 Part 1 £109.20 (incl VAT) £109.20 (incl VAT)
CON29 Part 2 Optional enquiries £30.00 (incl VAT) £30.00 (incl VAT)
CON29 Part 2 Additional enquiries £50.00 (incl VAT) £50.00 (incl VAT)
LLC1 Additional parcel fee £1.00 £1.00
CON29 Additional parcel fee £10.20 (incl VAT) £10.20 (incl VAT)

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