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Land Charges

Local Land Charges are responsible for the maintenance of the Land Charges Register, which holds information that is relevant to land and property. The Land Charges service is also responsible for answering local search requests.

Local search requests reveal the information within the Land Charges Register when your solicitor applies for a local search. The information revealed in a local search will range from planning application history, to any legal or financial charges that are recorded against a property or piece of land.

Ordinarily, a solicitor acting on behalf of a home buyer will apply for a local search and interpret the results of the local search so that the buyer is aware of anything they need to know before they commit to the purchase. However, if you require more information about the local search process please call us 01775 761161 or email us

The fees for an official local search are as follows:

  • LLC1: £22 (no VAT)
  • Con29R: £111.60 inc VAT
  • Con29O: Questions 4 to 21: £12 per question inc VAT
  • Con29O: Question 22 (commons land): £18 inc VAT
  • Additional parcel of land: £15.36 inc VAT

Please note that since 1 January 2017, VAT is applicable to the Con29 parts of a local search.

The Land Charges Statement for 21/22 can be viewed at  Land Charges Statement 2021-22 (PDF) [186KB] (opens new window)