Local Land Charges Search

Local Land Charges

Southend Local Land Charges are all working as normal; however due to remote working for our staff members we have placed all calls onto our answerphone. Please leave a message on this number and your call will be returned without delay.

What are Land Searches For?

A local land search is the established way to obtain a range of property information held by the Local Authority, such as:

  • planning decisions
  • highway adoption and road schemes
  • conservation and tree preservation orders
  • official notices
  • building regulation matters

Prospective buyers need to know this kind of information before a purchase as it may restrict their plans for the property or affect its price or saleability when they come to sell, maybe many years later. This includes any legal restrictions or development proposals affecting a particular property.

Local Land Charges search fees and payment

You can request an official search for one or more official search products available, or for information about specific questions within a search product. The products and fees are listed in the table below.

Local Land Charges search fee summary

Search types and fees including VAT
Type of Search Cost VAT Total Fee Required

Full Official search – LLC1 & CON29

£110.00 £15.00 £125.00

LLC1 (local land charges register)



LLC1 additional parcel of Land £5.00 None £5.00
CON29R (standard enquiries) £75.00 £15.00 £90.00
CON29 additional parcel of Land £10.50 £2.10 £12.60

CON29 ‘0’ questions

£15.50 each £3.10 £18.60

LLC1 and CON29 additional parcel of land

£15.50 £2.10 £17.60

Cancellation of searches

Unfortunately, we're not able to cancel searches once entered into our system.

How to request a search

You can now request a Local Land Charges search using an online form.

To request a search, you need to send details of the property/land being searched and a site location plan at a scale of 1:1250. It will help when searching for information on a flat within a larger property to say which floor it is on, and give the postal address and not just a development plot number.

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Please note that if you submit a search request online, you will need to make payment with a credit card or debit card in order to submit the request.

If you are requesting a search by post, please also include a cheque for the appropriate fee. Cheques must be made payable to Southend Borough Council.

Please note that refunds cannot be given once the search has been received and accepted by the Council.

Free Personal Search

Basic search service for individuals

A personal search allows you to obtain Environmental Information and other information about a property.

You can make a personal search request online.  Please note the response will be unchecked and unrefined data and may include relevant and irrelevant information which must be reviewed and refined by the individual.

Request a land charges search now

Should you wish to review planning records post 1984 please check Public Access.

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

Benefits of asking us to carry out your search

We are:

  • the official source of the information included in your search and we have the best understanding of what it will mean
  • the only organisation authorised to sign the official form required for a search (form LLC1)
  • fully insured, so you do not need to rely on third party insurance

Your search will:

  • be accepted by all mortgage lenders
  • return a result usually between 2 and 3 working days

Who owns the land?

We do not hold information relating to:

  • property boundaries
  • title plans

Please contact HM Land Registry for information about the following:

  • ownership
  • private covenants
  • restrictions on land

Telephone: 0300 006 0411

Other Information

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 [email protected] directly

Turnaround time

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

Contact Details

Local Land Charges – 01702 2151254

Planning – 01702 215004

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.

Contact Planning and Building

Telephone: 01702 215004

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