Local land searches
Please Note - Our service operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If you have an urgent enquiry and need to contact the service outside of these times, please email email@example.com. Due to staff absences, the service will be unavailable during 27th July 2023 to 3rd August 2023.
Additionally, due to upgrades to IT software, our land charges service will be unavailable during the 16th to 18th September 2023. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Local land searches are usually carried out by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer on your behalf if you’re buying or selling land or property.
These searches show whether there are any legal restrictions affecting the land or property.
The information is collected from different Council departments including planning, building control, highways, environmental health and planning policy.
Types of searches
A full search usually consists of two separate parts called a LLC1 and a Con29/ Con29O.
Land Charge Register (LLC1) search
We joined the digital Local Land Charges service managed by HM Land Registry (HMLR) in October 2021 and that service now provides LLC1 search responses. You can access HMLR searches via the new digital service through your portal account, Business Gateway and on GOV.UK.
Land Charges supplementary documents
HMLR Ref LLC-186HT (PDF File, 420kb) – Local Authority reference PF281695
HMLR Ref LLC-184YH (PDF File, 230kb) – Local Authority reference PF259473
Con29 and Con29O search
More information on how to submit a Con29 and Con29O search request, including fees and payment can be found on the how to submit a local authority search page of our website.
These enquiries contain a series of standard questions covering information from various Council departments. It will include:
- any road proposals or schemes
- compulsory purchase orders
- enforcement actions
- building regulations or planning applications
- formal/informal notices
Con29O contains a series of further, optional questions and may be submitted as stand alone or with Con29. This search covers information, including houses in multiple occupation, noise abatement and hazardous substance consents.
Results of searches where a fee is payable will not be delivered in any form until payment has been received.
More information on how to pay and our list of fees can be found on the how to submit a local authority search page of our website.
Turnaround times for searches
Due to high demand, our search turnaround time is currently approximately 16-18 working days. We are currently working closely with our external answering partners to reduce this time.
Requests under Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)
Requests for information under Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) will be dealt with as soon as possible but may take up to 20 working days. Our website provides further details to guide you through submitting a request under EIR.