Local land charges
When purchasing a piece of land or property, a local land charges search will be submitted, which will highlight if there are any legal restrictions affecting the land or property. We will explore any restrictions and the outcome will produce a local authority search.
Request a local authority search
You can submit a search online via the quick link above.
- Check that the property is within our boundaries by locating it on our web mapping system (linked above).
- Please read 'Notes on completing a search application form' available at the bottom of this page, before completing either of the 'Land charges - LLC1 and CON29' forms, also attached at the bottom of this page. They are combined and shortened versions of the LLC1 and CON29 forms.
- Submit your application and accompanying cheque, post it to Local Land Charges, Leicester City Council, 4th Floor, Rutland Wing, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ.
- The Local Authority Search will be carried out and a certificate (LLC1) signed and dated by the authority will be returned (via email where possible), together with replies to all the enquiries in part 1 (Con 29R).
VAT charge (CON29)
The CON29 element of searches will be subject to VAT (date to be confirmed by the HMRC).
Changes to the CON29
As of 4 July 2016, The Law Society announced that the CON29 forms have changed.
Fees (from 1 April 2014)
|Full basic search (LLC1 and CON29R) for residential and commercial properties||£80|
|Additional fee per extra parcel of land|
|Optional questions (CON290)|
|Numbers 4 - 21 (each)||£12|
|Number 22 (re: common land)||£14|
|Solicitor's own questions (each)||£15|
Personal searches - Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)
A personal search is an inspection of the local land charges register.
The personal agent/member of the public may request information required to complete the CON29R form. This information can be supplied under the EIR.
To request it please contact local land charges via the email address at the bottom of this page, asking for a personal search and request CON29 data under EIR, attaching a plan with the request.
The request will then be processed and the completed replies will be returned to the applicant. The timescale for this information may vary.
Personal searches are carried out by companies acting on behalf of a solicitor; however they can also be carried out by members of the public.
Please note: Check that the property is within the boundaries of our area by locating it on our web mapping system. There are no fees for personal searches or requests under EIR.