Local land charges
Welcome to local land charges. Our trained and experienced staff maintain the local land charges register and complete property searches.
Our current turnaround time is two to three working days.
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. 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. The CON29 form consists of a series of standard questions giving information on highways, planning history and notices which affect the property.
Depending on which questions have been asked, the Local Land Charges search will among other things identify:
The planning history of the site and any developments which directly affect it.
The planning policies which affect the site.
Celebrating our achievements
We are pleased to announce that our Local Land Charges team were shortlisted in the Best performing NLIS Level 2 Local Land Charges Department category in the 2018 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence.
The awards celebrate the successes of Local Authority Local Land Charges departments across England and Wales during the past year.