Land charges

A local land charges search is part of the conveyancing process

The search is carried out to ensure that a prospective purchaser is aware of any matters affecting the property or land. It is designed to inform them about agreements and restrictions which might affect their decision to continue with the purchase.
 
The first part of the search is referred to as the LLC1 form. This will reveal all the charges registered against the property, for example Conditional Planning Permissions and Tree Preservation Orders. These charges are binding on successive owners of the property or land.  

The second part of the search is referred to as the CON29 form. This will provide other relevant information held by the Council, such as Local Plan information, nearby road schemes and Notices under the Planning Acts.
 

Fees (from 1 January 2021)

Search fees

  • Full official search - £189
  • LLC1 - £49.70
  • CON29 Part 1 (standard enquiries) - £139.30  (incl. VAT)

Additional fees

  • CON29 Part 2 (optional inquiries 4 to 20) - £21 (incl. VAT) each
  • CON29 Part 2 (questions 21 and 22) - £31.50 (incl. VAT) each
  • Solicitor's own enquiry £25 (incl. VAT) each

Extra parcels of land

  • LLC1 - £1.00
  • CON29 - £24.50 (incl. VAT)  
  • Total £25.50

Personal search fee

  •  No charge at present 

Land charges frequently asked questions

Search requests are usually received from the Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer acting for the purchaser of a property. Personal Search Companies also make searches and anyone can make a search if they submit their request on the correct forms.  The LLC1 and CON29 forms are available from Legal stationers.  

If you do not have access to a suitable plan, call us on 023 8068 8000 and we will endeavour to help you.  

10 working days. Our staff are working very hard to keep turnaround times as short as possible, however due to the high volumes currently being received as a result of the stamp duty holiday, process times may be longer than usual. We appreciate your patience while we work as quickly as we can to complete your search.  

The LLC1 and Con29 forms should be submitted in duplicate when sending in a postal request.  

We require two copies of the plan with the property to be searched on clearly marked in red.  

The fee is the same.  

A personal search is an inspection of the local land charges register. From this search we are able to supply you with a copy of the registered land charges that affect your property.     

Eastleigh Borough Council

We accept client's cheques.

You can send your search to us at DX122381 EASTLEIGH 2

We do not, please contact:

The Land Search Team Southern Water, Southern House, Capstone Road, Chatham, Kent ME5 7QA
DX 400450 Chatham S.
Telephone: 01634 824100
Fax 01634 844514

Our search reply will refer to the road named in the property address given in Box B on the CON29 form. If you wish to have information regarding any other roads that abut your property you will need to name them in Box C and clearly mark them on your search plan.

Yes

You will need to make application to:  

The Weymouth District Land Registry Melcombe Court, 1 Cumberland Drive, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9TT.
Telephone 01305 363636

To submit local land charges searches and for more information