Request a local land charges search

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A local land charge is a restriction on a piece of land or property that can limit its use or bind the owner to a payment of a sum of money.

Land charges can be attached to land or property because of:

  • road decisions
  • planning decisions
  • tree preservation orders

They may also be attached due to roads and public rights of way, outstanding notices and assets of community value, contaminated land, plus many other reasons.

As part of the conveyancing process, you will need a Local Land Charges search.

Types of search

There are two main types of search:

  1. Full or ‘official’ search – this is carried out by us
  2. Personal search – this is carried out by a personal search agent, instructed by you

Full, or 'official' search

We carry out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975. We are able to collect complete and comprehensive information from lots of different departments including planning and building control and bring it together.

A full search is made up of two searches:

  • Local land charges search (form LLC1) This is a search of the Local Land Charges Register. It shows any charges affecting the land or property, such as planning decisions and tree preservation orders, and details of any money owed to the council by previous owners.
  • Local authority search (form CON29) This search reveals any planning, highway or environmental issues that either affect the land or property now, or could affect it in the future. It includes an optional section (form CON29O) which covers any common land enquiries such as public paths and pollution orders. The majority of the information comes from other departments within the council.

Personal search

A personal search is a limited inspection of the local land charges register. It is normally carried out by a personal search agent acting on behalf of a third party for the potential buyer.

How to request a search Click to get info

You can request a search through us, or through the National Land Information Service (NLIS) website

For a full search

  1. Use forms LLC1 and CON29, which you can download from the Law Society website
  2. Email your LLC1 and CON29 forms to us at lcenquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk
  3. Make your payment using this online form

Pay for land charges full search

Once we have received your payment, we will respond within 24 hours.

For a personal search

  1. Email us at lcenquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk and tell us the address you want searched
  2. Make your payment using this online form

Pay for land charges personal search

From the 1 April 2019 all personal searches will be completed within 5 working days, please do not chase for your results before this time.

Cost Click to get info

Full searches

Search type Current fees (including VAT)
Full search (LLC1 and CON29) £271.20
LLC1 £24 (we don't charge VAT for this)
CON29 £247.20
All CON29O £570
Each CON29O question £30
Each additional question £43.20
Extra parcels of land £48

Personal searches

Search type Current fees (including VAT)
Search of the Register only Free
Each CON29 question £6

 

Further Information Click to get info

Cancellation Policy

Please send an email to lcenquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk with the subject line as ‘Search Cancellation’ no later than 3pm on the day the search is submitted. Any time after this may result in no refund being offered as the search would have been underway.

Drainage Enquiries

If your enquiry relates to the property being connected to a public water supply or sewer please contact Thames Water Property Searches,

Land Ownership and boundary lines

If your enquiry relates to ownership or boundary lines, private covenants, restrictions on land or a title search please contact Land Registry

Highways Search Extent

Before proceeding with your search please could you make a payment (£58.00.) here and follow the instructions shown below. 

Select "Highway Records" from the drop down menu and search, then click on Solicitors Payments and enter payment details.

£58.00. is the fee as from 1st April 2019

Planning Documents

A full planning history can be provided subject to our fee of £29 per half hour of research. Depending on the size and complexity of a site, research typically takes between half an hour to an hour to complete.

Please contact DCmail@walthamforest.gov.uk to proceed with a planning history search.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Click to get info

Regeneration and Growth

London Borough of Waltham Forest
The Magistrates 
1 Farnan Avenue
 Walthamstow, E17 4NX

Email: LCenquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8496 6948 / 6949