A Guide To Local Land Charges

Local Land Charges were the creation of the Land Charges Act 1975 and were set up to make new purchasers aware of any enforceable obligations that were binding on successive owners.  The prinicple is still the same today, although changes have taken place with regard to Statutes, Rules and Acts which govern the Register.

A Local Land Charge Search forms an important part of the Convenancing Process your Solicitor carries out when you purchase a property. Your Solicitor will guide you through the process, one element of which is the Local Land Charge Search.

A standard search LLC1 and Con29 is £123.00 which comes with the assurance and insurance that all responses have been investigated and authenticated by the Local Authority and signed by the Proper Officer

'LLC 1' Form

This is asking how many entries there are in the Register.

 The Register is split into twelve parts as follows:

  • Parts I and II - Financial
  • Part III - Planning
  • Part IV - Miscellaneous
  • Part V - Fenland
  • Part VI - Land Compensation
  • Part VII - New Towns
  • Part VIII - Civil Aviation
  • Part IX - Opencast Coal
  • Part X - Listed Buildings
  • Part XI - Light Obstruction Notices
  • Part XII - Drainage Schemes

See Section on Search Information required

'CON 29' Form

These relate to information or new proposals known, relating to the property, for example on road schemes, proposed enforcement action, planning history, etc..

The LLC1 and the CON 29  together form the basic Standard Local Land Charge Search

' CON 29O' Form

Contains additional questions which requires an additional fee.   You will need to familiariese yourself with these and ensure you discuss this with your Solicitor, which, if any you need to ask.  They include footpaths, highways and informal notice questions to name a few.  CON29 O enquiries incur a separate fee for each question asked.

See Section on Search Information Required

For further information contact:

By Post Local Land Charges
Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 1PT
By DX DX - 25934 - Pershore
By Phone 01386 565456,  01386 5317 or 01386 5485
   
By E-mail locallandcharges@wychavon.gov.uk