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About local land charges

Guide to local land charges searches

A local land charges search consists of two parts and will identify:

  • the planning history of the property from 1 April 1974
  • planning policies affecting the land
  • any developments which directly affect the land
  • any local land charges that would restrict the use or would lead to a charge being passed to the new owner of the land
  • the building control history of the property from 1 April 1994

The LLC1

This is the official certificate that deals with all the charges recorded in the Local Land Charges Register. These charges include:

  • financial charges for drainage, demolition, grants for works and noise abatement notices
  • emergency works notices
  • conditional planning application decisions issued on or after 1 August 1977 and planning enforcement notices
  • article 4 directions, listed buildings and ancient monuments
  • planning Agreements

The Conveyancing Form (Con 29)

This is a standard form of questions which is divided into two parts.

The CON29(R) contains comprehensive enquiries falling broadly into four categories:

  • planning history
  • building control regulations
  • highways information
  • environmental information

The CON29(O) contains optional questions that your solicitor may consider appropriate, such as:

  • public paths or byways
  • commons and village greens
  • gas pipelines

The LLCI and CON29 forms are available to buy from Law Stationers

Please note: A local land charge search will only give the information relating to the property and/or land identified on the plan. It will not give information relating to adjoining or nearby properties.