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.

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 £30 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 £132 per residential address, and £240 per commercial address.

Personal Searches

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.

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.

Normally a separate search should be made, and the fee paid in respect of each individual property or piece of land. However, a search may cover more than one 'parcel' when it is required for the purposes of one single transaction and the parcels have a common boundary or are separated only by a road, railway, river, stream or canal.

Drainage searches

Water and drainages searches CON29DW should be sent to Southern Water. For information about this service please visit Southern Water's website

Deeds and boundaries

Find out more about queries relating to deeds, boundaries or private ownership on GOV.UK 

Commons Land Registration and Village Greens

These searches are dealt with by Kent County Council but requests are made as part of a search and should be submitted via question 22 on the form Con29O through the local authority.

Copies of land charges documents

You can contact the Local Land Charges Section by telephone 01474 337245 or 01474 337462. Or alternatively by emailing land.charges@gravesham.gov.uk

How to apply

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