Changes to local land charge searches

From Tuesday 28 March 2023, we will no longer provide an LLC1 and personal search service. After this date, our Local Land Charges Register will be migrated to HM Land Registry's national register. You will be able to access the new digital service through HM Land Registry’s dedicated portal. You can read more about the changes.

The cut-off date for submitting LLC1 and personal searches to us will be Tuesday 14 March 2023, to allow us to return the results before the migration. We will continue to provide replies to Con29 and CON29O enquiries and you may continue to submit these requests to us after 14 March.

The local land charges search will include information about:

  • the planning history of the land
  • planning policies affecting the land
  • developments which will directly affect the land
  • local land charges that restrict the use of the land
  • local land charges that will pass to any new owner of the land (such as conservation areas, tree preservation orders or listed buildings)

A local land charges search is made up of:

  • Form LLC1, a search of the Local Land Charges Register, which we have a statutory duty to maintain
  • Form CON29 Required Questions and CON29O Optional Questions, which requests details of information that may affect a specific property or piece of land

Form LLC1 includes information about:

  • financial charges
  • tree preservation orders
  • renovation grants
  • conservation areas
  • listed buildings
  • conditional planning applications
  • enforcement notices

Form CON29 Required Questions includes information about:

  • previous planning applications
  • building regulations and certificates for works
  • highways and traffic
  • the environment
  • public paths and byways
  • the current or proposed local plan policies

Optional Form CON29O Optional Questions information includes about:

  • advertisements
  • mineral consultation areas

CON29 Revisions 2016 provides guidance on the updates to these questions.

You can request:

  • Full Local Search (LLC1 and CON29)
  • LLC1 only
  • CON29 Required Questions only
  • CON29 Required Questions and CON29O Optional Questions

We charge different amounts for each search that we carry out.

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