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Local land charges

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When you purchase a piece of land, a local land search will be submitted, highlighting any legal restrictions affecting the land or property.

Request a local authority search

Our job is to explore any restrictions, and process 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, please ensure the cheque is made payable to Leicester City Council. 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).

Fees as of 1 April 2024

  LLC1 CON29 Pt I CON29 Pt II LLC1 under EIR CON29 under EIR
Fee Required
Fee charged (Residential property) £5

£104.50 + VAT

£17.50 + VAT

No fee

£25 + VAT

Fee charged (Commercial property) £5

£148.00 + VAT

£17.50 + VAT

No fee

£25 + VAT

Extra parcel fee £1.20 £17.50 + VAT - - -

Services provided

Generating a search request
Providing information relating to the search request ✔ 
Generation of a search report
Dispatch of search report to the requestee ✔ 
Answer checks ✔ 
Plan Check ✔ 
Answering queries ✔ 
Printing of documents ✔ 
Enhanced Planning History Schedule ✔ 
Marking searches as urgent ✔  We will aim to return the search result in the stated turnaround time We will aim to return the search result in the stated turnaround time

Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) allow for inspection of environmental information held by the council and other public bodies.

Requesting documents

When you receive the results of the local land charges search it may list documents which are registered against the property or land. Some documents such as Planning Permissions, enforcement notices and Section 106 agreements can be viewed on our planning portal. Records of compliance of enforcement notices, applications to agree details required by planning conditions are available online. Any queries including confirmation if obligations under S106 were met, compliance of enforcement notice and if details required by planning conditions were agreed can be submitted using planning pre applications service which is a paid service.

To request other documents revealed on your search report please email [email protected] and we'll let you know whether we're able to provide you with a copy. A copy of a document is £25.

Need help completing a search application form?


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Ring us on: 0116 454 1400