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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 currently aim to provide 90% of responses within 5 working days and 100% within 10 working days.

As an alternative to carrying out an official search undertaken by council staff, customers can opt to carry out a personal search of the land charges register. They can obtain 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.

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 (2015/2016)

Full Search (LLC1 and CON29R)

£70

LLC1

£20

CON29R

£50

Additional parcels of land fees

Full search (LLC1 and CON29R)

£11

LLC1

£4

CON29R

£7

Additional Questions (CON29O) fees

Question 4

£11

Question 5

£7

Question 6

£7

Question 7

£1

Question 8

£2

Question 9

£8

Question 10

£1

Question 11

£2

Question 12

£1

Question 13

£1

Question 14

£1

Question 15

£2

Question 16

£1

Question 17

£1

Question 18

£1

Question 19

£1

Question 20

£1

Question 21

£1

Question 22

£14

Additional typed (free format)

£10 each

VAT

HM Revenues and Customs has indicated that VAT should be payable on CON29 products with effect from 1 February 2016. This decision will not be confirmed until a CIPFA VAT Committee meeting to be held on 21 January.

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