How much do Local Land Charges cost?

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 telephone, subject to availability.

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.

Download the LLC1 Con 29 form

Fees from 1st January 2017 to 31st March 2018

Following changes introduced by HM Revenue & Customs the following charges will apply from 1st January 2017

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
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).


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