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A local land charges search is undertaken as part of the conveyancing process when a property or a piece of land is being purchased, leased, valued or re-mortgaged. This reveals any restrictions or legal obligations against the site such as tree preservation orders conditional planning consents, conservation areas, listed buildings and so on.
How to apply for a local land charge search
Public Access Land Charges
Apply for a local land charges search via Public Access Land Charges (PALC) – for Personal Searches please see below for further information.
You will need the search address and an Ordnance Survey site plan of the search area outlined in red. Please note that file sizes must not exceed 4MB.
Alternatively you can email forms LLC1, CON29 and CON29O to email@example.com. We do not accept applications by post.
Visits to our offices for Personal Searches are currently suspended, to apply for a personal search please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to include a plan outlining the search area in red.
How long does it take to process?
Searches are currently being returned within 10 working days.
Cancelling a search
If you need to cancel a search please contact our Local Land Charges Team, if the search process has already started a fee may be payable.
How to pay
Searches made through Public Access Land Charges can be paid for online. Alternatively, the fee can be sent to us via post/DX or paid by card/BACS or, if searches are submitted on a regular basis, a monthly invoice can be arranged.
A breakdown of fees for submitting the various forms
|Full Search (LLC1 & CON29)||£89.83||£13.17||£103.00|
|Additional Land Parcels LLC1||£2.00||£0.00||£2.00|
|Additional Land Parcels CON29||£14.58||£2.92||£17.50|
|Optional Enquiries (CON29O) - per question||£15.00||£3.00||£18.00|
|Own Additional Questions||£20.00||£4.00||£24.00|
|B/Regs Q1.1 (j), (k) & (l)||£9.00||£1.80||£10.80|
|Personal Search (Onsite Inspection)||Free||Free||Free|