What is a local land charges search?
A local land charge search is undertaken as part of the conveyancing process when a property or a parcel of land is being purchased, leased or re-mortgaged.
The reason for the search is to find out about any restriction or legal obligations against the search site.
A full local authority search usually comprises of two elements:
- CON 29 ‘Required’
The LLC1 (Local Land Charges 1) form is required for a search of the Local Land Charges Register entries held against the land or property. These include:
- Tree preservation orders;
- Planning agreements;
- Conservation areas;
- Listed buildings;
This form is dealt with by the relevant District/Borough Council - when calling their main offices ask for the land charges team.
Local Land Charges
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
The CON 29 (Conveyancing 29) form raises standard “Required” and “Optional” enquiries regarding the land or property.
“Required” enquiries include:
- Development Plans;
- Maintenance of Roads;
- Road Schemes;
- Outstanding Notices;
- Public Rights of Way
“Optional” enquiries include:
- Commons and Village Greens.
Please note that these forms can also be submitted separately to the relevant District/Borough Council.