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Local land charges search

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

1. Overview

Our local land charge search provides information about any conditions or restrictions which may potentially limit the use of a land or property or any financial liability against the same.

You will need to carry out a search if you are purchasing a property.

We are responsible for maintaining the Local Land Charges Register, and for disclosing that information to anyone who requests it, so you will need to submit a search request to us.

What kind of search can I request?

Official Searches

  • LLC1 Local Land Charges Search: A search of the Local Land Charges Register. Shows local land charges affecting land or property. For example, planning decisions, tree preservation orders, listed building status, and enforcement notices. This costs £40 per address.
  • Con29 Local Authority Search: Provides standard search responses on things such as planning, highways and environmental. Covers items that are in existence or that are being considered or awaiting approval. This costs £96 per residential address, and £240 per commercial address.

Personal Searches

Please note that a Personal Search carries no legal liability and you should therefore contact your mortgage lender to confirm that they will accept you carrying your search out in this way.

  • Free Request - Free inspection at the Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend. You'll need at least a basic knowledge of the Local Land Charges rules as these types of search are carried out independently with no help from our staff. Request an appointment using our online form below.
  • Enhanced Personal Search - We'll search the Local Land Charges Register on your behalf and include any planning applications since 1 August 1977. This costs £26.40 per address.

Request a search

Apply online

Using our online form, you can order any of the above search requests, or purchase additional and optional enquiries if required. At the end of the form we'll ask you to pay by debit or credit card, so please have your card details to hand.

Alternatively, if you'd like to arrange a free inspection, you can use the below form to request an appointment.

We'll ask you for:

  • the property address to be searched
  • your personal details, including contact details
  • a copy of the property plan


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