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Local Land Charges

Local land charge search

Local land charge searches give information held by the council about a property. They are used by solicitors, buyers and mortgage lenders to reveal important information about a property prior to completion of a property transaction.

A search normally consists of 2 elements, a search of the Local Land Charges Register (using form LLC1) and a set of additional questions devised by the Law Society relating to information relevant to the property but not forming part of the land charges register (using form CON29).

We offer official searches of the Local Land Charges Register and responses to additional questions on payment of the relevant fee. We aim to provide 90% of responses within 5 working days and 100% within 10 working days.

HM Revenue & Customs has decided that CON29R and CON29O products submitted to the council are considered to be 'refined data' and therefore subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%. Fees for the CON29R and CON29O products will include VAT at 20% from 1 April 2017. The statutory LLC1 Official Certificate of Search is unaffected by this change.

Complete your own searches

As an alternative to carrying out an official search undertaken by council staff, you can opt to carry out a personal search of the land charges register. You can get answers to the questions contained in form CON29 by inspection of official registers and by use of access to information requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations. Read a guide to accessing planning and building information online (PDF, 1MB).

From 1 November 2017 requests for information and data required to answer CON29 search questions should be made to our Information Governance Team foi@harborough.gov.uk who will process your request for information under the Environmental Information Regulations.  Our Local Land Charges team will continue to facilitate responses to requests for personal searches of the Local Land Charges Register. From 1 November requests for CON29 submitted directly to the Land Charges Team will be forwarded to the Information Governance Team for response.

Where CON29 information is already published online you will be advised how to access that information. You can also find useful information in our Publication Scheme.

Further information on local land charges and local authority searches is available on the LeicesterShire Land and Property Searches website, where you can also submit a local authority search request.

Local Authority Search Fees (2017/2018)

Full Search (LLC1 and CON29R)

£86 (£75 + £11 VAT)

LLC1

£20

CON29R

£66

Additional parcels of land fees

LLC1

£4

CON29R

£9.60 (£8 + £1.60 VAT)

Additional Questions (CON29O) fees

Question 4

£13.20 (£11 + £2.20 VAT)

Question 5

£8.40 (£7 + £1.40 VAT)

Question 6

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 7

£2.40 (£2 + £0.40 VAT)

Question 8

£9.60 (£8 + £1.60 VAT)

Question 9

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 10

£2.40 (£2 + £0.40 VAT)

Question 11

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 12

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 13

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 14

£2.40 (£2 + £0.40 VAT)

Question 15

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 16

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 17

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 18

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 19

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 20

£1.20 (£1 + £0.20 VAT)

Question 21

£8.40 (£7 + £1.40 VAT)

Question 22

£16.80 (£14 + £2.80 VAT)

Additional typed (free format)

£18 each (£15 + £3 VAT)

If you require further information about local authority searches or wish to submit a search request please contact our Land Charges team, email: landcharges@harborough.gov.uk or call 01858 821333