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Local land charges search

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A Local Authority Search is usually requested by a solicitor on behalf of purchasers of land or property, and forms part of the conveyancing process.  The standard questions give potential buyers details of any restrictions or legal obligations which are enforceable against successive owners.  We carry out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975 and we guarantee comprehensive replies.

The search is done in two parts LLC1 is the Official Certificate of Search.  This reveals all registerable charges including improvement grants, conditional planning consents, tree preservation orders and listed buildings.  The second part is Con29 (Standard Enquiries of the Local Authority) which shows information about planning, building regulations, highways and environmental services.  CON29 comprises of Required and Optional parts. You can submit both parts together or submit optional questions individually if required.

Submitting a Local Authority Search

The following should be submitted for a standard search request

  • Two copies of Form LLC1
  • Two copies of Form CON29
  • Two copies of location plans with the property or land clearly outlined in red.
  • A cheque made payable to Copeland Borough Council for the correct fee. Click here to view the list of fees for 2018/19.


Published: 24 January 2013 - 3:22pm