Local Land Charges Search

Local Land Charges

What is a local land charge?

A local land charge is any outstanding claim, restriction or information affecting a property or piece of land. Your solicitor will usually carry out a local land charges search when you buy a house. It is made up of two elements:

  • Local land charges search (form LLC1): this shows local land charges affecting the land or property such as planning decisions, tree preservation orders and enforcement notices
  • Local authority search (form CON29): this search will provide responses on matters such as planning, highways and environmental

The response in respect of building regulations building work is subject to an application deposited with the authority on or after 1 July 2002.

How to apply for a local land charges search

Our online service is a fast and efficient way of submitting and paying for your search applications.

Please contact us if you need any further assistance on 01702 215124 or by sending us an email to landcharges@southend.gov.uk

Additionally please be aware that our Local Land Charges personal/official searches reveal data for planning history from 1990 onwards; should you require planning history between 1977 and 1990 please contact planninghistory@southend.gov.uk directly.

Personal search requests

You can make a personal search request online. Please note the response will be strictly 'raw and unchecked data'. 

Should you wish to obtain planning records post 1999 please check Public Access.

Should you wish to obtain Building Control records please check Building Control.

How to obtain information relating to local land charges form CON29 (other than through an official search request).

VAT on CON29 elements of local authority searches

We charge VAT on search applications (other than LLC1) and VAT receipts will be provided with your search.

Our Fees from 01 April 2018 (prices subject to vat at 20%)

Type of Search Cost VAT Total Fee Required
Local land charges and local authority search (LLC1 and CON29) £105 £14 £119
LLC1 only £35

None

£35
LLC1 only additional parcel of land £5 None £5
CON29 £70 £14 £84
CON29 additional parcel of land £10 £2 £12
CON29’O’ questions £15 each £3 £18
LLC1 and CON29 additional parcel of land £15 £2 £17

Turnaround time

Currently local land charge searches are being completed and returned within seven working days.

Page last updated: 01/10/2018