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Local land charges

The Local Land Charges function carries out searches to identify any registrations that may affect property or land.

What is a Local Land Charge?

A local land charge is a restriction or prohibition on a parcel/parcels of land and is binding on successive owners/occupiers of the land for example Tree Preservation Orders, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Financial Charges.

Who submits a local search?

Search requests are typically received from solicitors acting on their clients behalf in order to purchase a property or land. 

Local search forms

PLEASE NOTE:  With effect from 1st August 2017 we will no longer accept requests for local authority searches in paper format.  All requests should be submitted via email (including a copy of a Land Registry plan with the area of interest outlined in red) to 

  • LLCI - Official Certificate of Search - All registerable local land charges including for example conditional planning charges, S106 Agreements and Listed Buildings .
  • CON29 - Enquiries of Local Authority - Including road schemes, planning history, building regulations and approvals, contaminated land.
  • CON29O - Optional enquiries of Local Authority for example  hazardous substance consents, noise abatement, common land and village greens.

    : With effect from 1st April 2017, Planning History is provided from April 2007. Where Listed Building Consents are applicable, Planning History is provided from 1st April 1997. Should information prior to these dates be required, please visit our planning area of this website.

    Building Control History is provided for works received or notified after 1st April 2007. Should information prior to that date be required, please visit our website

Forms are available to download from the legal stationer Oyez

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