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.
Land charges fees 4 July onwards
|Type|| Fee (inclusive of VAT)|
|CON29 (additional parcel)
||£18 per parcel
| CON29 (component date)
||Varies per question
||£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
- Complete the appropriate form
Ways of submitting a search request
Post - unavailable until further notice.
LLC1 - submit directly to HMLR
CON29 & CON29O - Email forms and payment confirmation to email@example.com or post with a cheque to the addtess below.
Payment can be made using the Pay Online facility and enter your reference in the Application No field, by telephone 01253 476334, or by cheque made payable to Blackpool Council.
Send the forms (and cheque if applicable) to:
Local Land Charges
PO Box 17
Your search will be returned by email as standard or alternatively can be returned by post if requested.
- Via National Land Information Service (NLIS) (You will need to register with them)
- Via other search channels (You will need to register with them)
If you only require part of a search you can select different components requests should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or forwarded in writing to the postal address above.
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
Requests for copies of documents relating to any Local Land Charges search should be emailed to: email@example.com 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 £30 each.