Request a land search

Before you buy or lease a property or a plot of land, we recommend you request a local land charges search. This may include: 

  • restrictions on use or preservation orders
  • planning applications that may affect the property or land
  • whether the property or land has received any grants which could be repayable 
  • information or potential new road schemes which may influence the decision to buy

Types of search

  • LLC1 searches includes information on enforcement notices, tree preservation orders, conditional planning permissions and smoke control areas
  • CON29 searches includes information on planning and building control decisions, nearby road works, and any outstanding notices
  • optional questions include information on minerals, hazardous substances, flooding and drainage, common land, towns and village greens


  • standard (LLC1 and CON29) residential fees:  £170.60
  • standard commercial fee: £351.80
  • LLC1 only applications: £35.00
  • printed CON29O questions: £18.00 each

 Government guidance on buying and selling a home

Download a search request form

Contact the land charges team

Telephone: 01732 844522