Local Land Charges
Our Local Land Changes team has extensive experience and offers a fast and efficient service, with a current turnaround time of 2 to 3 working days.
Welcome to Local Land Charges
We provide a statutory, not-for-profit service for solicitors, private search companies and individuals buying or remortgaging homes, business or land.
Our small, friendly team has extensive experience and knowledge in Local Land Charges and the provision of property searches.
We are committed to providing an accurate, fully-certified official local authority search within 3 working days and we aim to return 90% of all searches within this time frame.
We are members of the Local Land Charges Institute and were finalists in the Best Performing NLIS Level 2 Local Land Charges Department award in the Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence in 2018.
What is a Local Land Charge?
A Local Land Charge is a restriction on a particular parcel of land, whether to secure the payment of a sum of money, or limiting the use to which the land may be put, and is binding on successive owners or occupiers of that parcel of land.
These restrictions would not normally be shown on your deeds and therefore your solicitor would perform a Local Authority Search as part of your conveyancing when you buy or re-mortgage a property or land to highlight any of these charges.
The search usually consists of two parts:
1. The LLC1 form is a search of the Local Land Charges Register only and shows charges such as conditional planning consents and agreements, tree preservation orders, enforcement notices and financial charges.
2. The CON29 form consists of a series of standard questions giving information on highways, planning history and notices which affect the property.