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Local authority local land charge searches

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

Land Charges fees and charges are subject to change effective from the 1 April 2024 as shown in the table below.
Searches received after 12 midnight on the 28 March won't be accepted and processed until the 2 April 2024.

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) - CurrentFee (inclusive of VAT) - From 1 April 2024
CON29 (residential) £153 £175.94
CON29 (commercial) £163.20 £187.68
CON29 (additional parcel) £18 per parcel £21.60 per parcel
 CON29 (component data) Varies per question Varies per question
 CON29O £10.80 per question £12.41 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

Cancellation policy - Once a search has been accepted cancellation is not possible and no refunds can be provided.

Ways of submitting a search request

Post - unavailable until further notice.

LLC1 - submit directly to HMLR 

CON29 & CON29O - Email forms and payment confirmation to 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
Municipal Buildings
Corporation Street

Your search will be returned by email as standard or alternatively can be returned by 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: 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

Copy documents

Requests for copies of documents relating to any Local Land Charges search should be emailed to: 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.