A local land charge search is usually requested when buying or leasing land or property to find out if there are any outstanding issues or restrictions that may affect it.
Search requests should be sent to the relevant district or borough council who will contact us to answer the CON29 questions about highways, common land and village greens. Additional enquiries will incur an extra charge.
You can make a personal search of the Local Land Charges register.
You can find out whether a road is adopted and view its status on our online map.
2 Apply for a search
Personal search companies can use our CON29 service to get answers to the highway questions (including the optional ones, if requested). Our responses are configured to the format of the CON29 itself.
To apply for a search:
By dealing with us direct, we aim to response to your request within 48 hours.
Alternatively, personal search companies can obtain data, for free, through the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). We will respond as soon as possible, but this may take up to 20 working days. Our response will be in an Excel spreadsheet.
The cost is £22.00 plus VAT (20%) per search.
You will be asked to make payment once we have received your request.
We also charge a fee for Section 106 monitoring, to mitigate against the administrative work involved in monitoring the legal obligations contained in S106 Agreements, and highway boundary enquiries.
4 What happens next?
After submitting your request, you will be contacted for payment of the non-refundable fee.
We aim to respond to your request within 48 hours.