Local authority local land charge searches

With immediate effect Land Charges can only accept electronically submitted search requests.

A Local Land Charge search reveals any restriction on a particular piece of land to limit the use of the land or to secure payment of a sum of money and is binding on successive owners or occupiers of the land. 

A standard search comprises two parts:

  • LLC1 - registerable charges, improvement grants, Tree Preservation Orders etc. (Available from HM Land Registry)
  • CON29R - road schemes, planning history etc.

In addition the CON29O covers optional enquiries including public paths, byways and common land. 

A search is backed up by the original source documents and the Land Charges Register, which is regularly updated. 

The value of having a fully authenticated accurate search cannot be underestimated and you can instruct your solicitor to use the local authority rather than a commercial entity to carry out your search.

Fees

Land charges fees 4 July onwards
Type Fee (inclusive of VAT)
CON29 (residential) £153
CON29 (commercial) £163.20
CON29 (additional parcel) £18 per parcel
 CON29 (component date) Varies per question
 CON29O £10.80 per question

Submitting a search request

To make a search request you will need to:

  • Provide the full address of the property 
  • Send us a location plan with the area to be searched marked in red 
  • Pay the appropriate fee

Ways of submitting a search request

Post - unavailable until further notice.

For a search of the Local Land Charges Register send a completed LLC1. For a search of the Register and replies to Enquires send a completed LLC1 and Con29R. For additional questions send CON29O

Payment can be made by telephoning 01253 476334, using the Pay Online facility (only available for a limited time) and enter your reference in the Application No field or by cheque made payable to Blackpool Council. Send the forms (and cheque if applicable) to: 

Local Land Charges
PO Box 17
Municipal Buildings
Corporation Street
Blackpool
FY1 1LZ

Your search will be returned to you by email or post if requested.

Third party

  •  Via National Land Information Service (NLIS) (You will need to register with them)
  •  Via other search channels (You will need to register with them)

Component data

If you only require part of a search you can select different components requests should be emailed to: land.charges@blackpool.gov.uk or forwarded in writing to the postal address above. 

Drainage

Drainage enquiries should be sent to : United Utilities, Map Services, Stephens Way, Goose Green, Wigan WN3 6PJ or DX 719690 Wigan 8. Telephone 0870 7510101

Copy documents

Requests for copies of documents relating to any Local Land Charges search should be emailed to: land.charges@blackpool.gov.uk or forwarded in writing to the postal address above. 

The fee for this will be notified to you as it will vary according to the nature of the document requested. 

Copy Decision Notices and Completion Certificates are currently charged at £20 each.