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Information about local land charges

Local Land charges plays an important part in the conveyancing process. It provides vital information for house purchasers such as:

  • Planning
  • Road Adoption
  • Restrictions of use of the land

Searches are received within the Land Charges Department from solicitors, estate agents and home information pack providers on behalf of house sellers and purchasers.

The Local Land Charges Department carries out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975, guaranteeing complete and comprehensive replies by the Council to the Official Certificate of Search (LLC1) and CON29 enquiries.

  • Full searches are usually carried out within 10 working days.
  • Personal search requests need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance, by emailing land.charges@thanet.gov.uk, subject to availability.
  • As of 1st April 2021 there will be an additional fee of £62.40 for all Commercial Searches.

Individual CON29 search requests should include the appropriate payment and will usually be dealt with within 5 working days but subject to the constraints of other Agencies.

All Searches should be submitted on the correct forms with a clear site plan.

Fees from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022

Commercial Fees – £62.40

Fee Information
Full Standard Search £162.60 incl. VAT
LLC1 £45
CON29R £117.60 incl. VAT
CON29 Optional Questions £12 each incl. VAT
Q22 £16.80 incl. VAT
NB: There is a £24.00 administration fee (which includes VAT) for optional and additional questions submitted without a standard search.
Additional Questions £12 each incl. VAT
Extra parcels £22.80 incl. VAT
Individual required questions on CON29R Please see CON29R enquiries Form A for pricing incl. VAT NB: There is a £24.00 administration fee (which includes VAT).
Copy fee £6 incl. VAT per search NB: This fee will apply if a copy of any results is requested after the dispatch date

 

Opening Times

  • Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9am-5pm

What information you can get, where to get it and how much it costs
(Prices include VAT.).

Number

Question Text

Ownership

Where it can be accessed

Cost

1.1

Planning Decisions

(1.1 questions a-i)

Thanet District Council Community Services

This information is publicly available from Planning

Or

available by tailored report if required

a-i

£1.26 each

1.1

Building Regulations

(1.1 questions j-l)

Thanet District Council Building Control

This information is available from the Building Control

Or

available by tailored report if required

j-l

£1.26 each

1.2

Planning designations and proposals

Thanet District Council Community Services

(Strategic Planning)

This information is available by consulting public local plans

Or

available by tailored report if required

£1.26

2.1

Roads

Kent County Council Highways

Kent County Council

Tel: 03000 414141 for further information

Or

available by tailored report if required

External

a-d

£1.26

each

2.2 – 2.5

Public Rights of Way

Kent County Council

Public Rights of Way Definition Team, Kent County Council Tel: 03000 413331 OR available by tailored report if required

External

2.2 – £2.88

2.3 – 2.5 £1.26 each

3.1

Land required for public purposes

Thanet District Council Community Services (Strategic Planning)

This information is available by consulting public local plans which can also be accessed on the Thanet Council website. For more information regarding council ownership contact estates@thanet.gov.uk OR available by tailored report if required

£1.26

3.2

Land to be acquired for road works

Kent County Council Highways

Kent County Council

Tel: 03000 414141 for further information OR available by tailored report if required

External

£1.26

3.3

Drainage matters (a-c)

Thanet District Council Community Services

This information is available from Planning OR avaiolable by tailored report if required

a-c

£1.26

3.4

Nearby Road Schemes

Kent County Council Highways

Kent County Council Highways Tel: 03000 414141 for further information OR available by tailored report if required

External

(a-f) £1.26 each

3.5

Nearby Railway Schemes

Thanet District Council Community Services

This information is available from Planning OR available by tailored report if required

(a-b) £1.26 each

3.6

Traffic Schemes

Kent County Council Highways and Thanet District Council Civil Enforcement

Kent County Council Highways Tel: 03000 414141 for further information (excluding b&h) Thanet District Council Civil Enforcement (for b&h) OR available by tailored report if required

External

(a-l) £1.26 each

3.7

Outstanding Notices

Various

This information is available from Building Control, Environmental Health, Highways (KCC) and Engineering & Techincal Services of TDC OR available by tailored report if required

(a-g) £1.26 each

3.8

Contraventions of Building Regulations

Thanet District Council Building Control

This information is available from Building Control OR available by tailored report if required

£1.26

3.9

Notices, Orders, Directions and Proceedings under Planning Acts

Thanet District Council Community Services

This information is available from Planning OR available by tailored report if required

(a-n) £1.26 each

3.10

Community Infrastructure Levy

Thanet District Council Community Services (Strategic Planning)

Strategic Planning OR available by tailored report if required

(a-h) £1.26

3.11

Conservation Area

Thanet District Council Community Services (Conservation Section)

A This information is available from Thanet District Council website

B This information is available from Planning

A & B This informatiion is available by tailored report if required

(a-b) £1.26 each

3.12

Compulsory Purchase

Various

This information is available by contacting Planning, Building Control, Highways at KCC, Environmental Health and the Legal Departments of both Thanet District Council and Kent County Council OR available by tailored report if required

£1.26

3.13

Contaminated Land

Environmental Health

This information is available by contacting Thanet Gateway Tel: 01843 577000 OR (a-) is available by tailored report if required

(a-c) £1.26

3.14

Radon Gas

Public Health England

This information is available by the Public Health England www.ukradon.org/ This information is also available by tailored report if required

External

£1.26

3.15

Assets of Community Value

Economic Development

Most of this information is available from the Council’s website under Community Right to bid. For further information contact Economic Development Tel: 01843 577000 This information is also available by tailored report if required

(a&b) £1.26

Please note: In addition to the information held by the Local Authority some information might be held by other bodies.

Administration Fee £24

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Local land charges from 1st April 2020

including CON29R fees per question-2008 Regulations). Our fees must be set in accordance with new Government legislation see extract below.

“Transparency in relation to setting of charges

1.—(1) During each financial year, a local authority must publish a statement setting out

(a) the estimates the local authority has made under regulation 6(2) (estimates of total costs and estimates of numbers of requests) in respect of the unit charge for the following financial year;

(b) the basis for those estimates; and the amount of the unit charge it proposes for the following financial year.”

The information that Thanet District Council is required to publish is available below:

Transparency of Charges Information

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