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Local land charges

When buying a property or piece of land, your solicitor will submit a local land charges search. This will show whether there are any legal restrictions affecting the land or property.

You can request and pay for a local land charges search online. You will need a full search carried out. This search is made of 2 parts: 

  • Official Certificate of Search (LLC1)
  • Enquiries of Local Authority (CON29 and CON290).

For a full search you will need to add both an LLC1 and a CON29 to your basket. Not adding both may cause a delay to our results.  

From 1 April 2024:

The LLC1 costs £36.54 and the CON29 costs £107.48 (residential) or £140.58 (commercial). You can pay for both together for a total of £144.02 (including VAT) for a residential search or £177.12 (including VAT) for a commercial search - a full break-down of fees is available in the related documents section of this web page. 

Pay for land searches

Once you have paid the correct fee, download the forms from the related documents section of this web page, complete and return to us. Completed forms can be returned to us by: 

Local Land Charges Section
Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 8DA. 

You can carry out a personal search for local land charges but it won't be as comprehensive as what we can do for you. You can find our local land charges register in our mapping portal

What is included in a Full Search

Official Certificate of Search - LLC1

The LLC1 consists of a search of the local land charges register. It reveals if there are any outstanding charges, such as financial ones where money is owed to the council when work has been carried out on the property or land.

It will also tell you if, for example, the property is a listed building, in a conservation or smoke control zone, conditional planning applications as well as if any trees on the property are protected by tree preservation orders.

Enquiries of Local Authority - CON29 and CON290

Form Con29 is a questionnaire and contains a series of standard questions covering information from various council departments. It reveals any road proposals or schemes, compulsory purchase orders, enforcement actions, building regulations or planning applications and formal or informal notices.

A Con29 includes: 

  • development plans
  • maintenance of roads
  • road schemes
  • outstanding notices
  • entries in the planning register
  • enforcement action
  • contaminated land
  • building control information including competent persons notifications. 

Con29O contains a series of further, optional questions and may be submitted as stand alone or with CON29. It can reveal, for example houses in multiple occupation, noise abatement and hazardous substance consents.

A CON290 includes: 

  • common land and village greens
  • food safety notices
  • gas pipelines
  • environmental and pollution notices
  • additional enquiries - these have an extra cost attached to them. 

Other ways to get in touch about Full Searches

You can request a search and pay by: