Local land charges

What is a local land charge?

It provides prospective purchasers with information about the property, such as conservation areas, tree preservation orders, conditional planning permissions, financial charges, miscellaneous, listed buildings and light obstructions notices.


How do I apply and how much does it cost?

There are five different types of search:

1. An official Local Land Charges search of the register:

You will receive the official Camden certificate within 10 working days at a basic charge of £36 per property, payable online.

Additional charges may be required if additional properties are involved, or if you are unsure. Please contact the local land charges team.

2. An official Local Land Charges search CON29

You will receive the official Camden certificate within 10 working days at a basic charge of £82 per property, payable online.

Additional charges may be required if additional properties are involved or you are unsure. Please contact the local land charges team

3. Optional Local Land Charges search CON29O

You will receive the official Camden certificate within 10 working days at a basic charge of £16 per question, payable online.

Additional charges may be required if additional properties are involved or you are unsure. Please contact the local land charges team

4. Assisted Local Land Charges search

You will receive the results by email within 10 working days at a basic charge of £22 per property payable online. Limited to three per organisation or person per day

Additional charges may be required if additional properties are involved or you are unsure. Please contact the local land charges team.

5. Environmental information regulations (EIR)

Please contact the local land charges team with the address of the property . We will email you the results within 20 working days.


FAQs

Q. Can I search for more than one property at a time?

A. Yes, please add additional properties in the block/building when completing the eform.

Q. How much does it cost?

  • Official Local Land Charges Search basic with certificate
    LLC1 - £36.00 + £1 for each additional parcel of land
  • Assisted Local Land Charges Search
    LLC1 - £22.00 + £1 for each additional parcel of land
    +
  • Regular questions: CON29 - £82.00 + £17 for each additional parcel of land
    +
  • Optional questions: CON29O - £16 per question
    +
  • Additional questions: CON29AQs – £26 per question.

Q. what if I’m charged too much or too little?

A. we ask for a contact number so we can adjust the charges if necessary.

Q. Why would I need to do a search? What is the difference between the four different searches?

If you are buying or leasing a property, you will want to know the details of all entries registered against it that fall within the definition of a Local Land Charge (LLC) e.g. expressly made a local land charge by statute or a charge which is a restriction or prohibition on a parcel of land securing payment or restricting use that is binding on successive owners.

There are 12 different parts of the LLC Register covering a wide range of areas. For more information please visit: www.llci.org

The CON29 enquiry form serves to provide prospective purchasers with information which relates to the property being searched and, in some cases, the area in which the property is situated. It provides information on items in existence, as well as items that are in the pipeline/being considered, and/or awaiting approval.

It is often these items that, without the CON29 enquiry form, would go unnoticed and have a material effect on the future use, development and enjoyment, as well as financial burden, of the property. Whilst some of the enquiries seem to replicate areas of the LLC Register, this is not the case, as the information revealed in response relates to notices or procedures prior to LLC Statutory Registration.

The vast majority of the information used to respond to the CON29 enquiries comes from within the local authority.

A CON29 enquiry form is completed by the local authority. A local authority-completed CON29 is backed by the local authority's insurance and is commonly referred to as an official CON29. Completion of the CON29 form is not a statutory function, but a contractual one upon payment of the required fee.

Contact

local land charges team
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