Land Charges

We have officially migrated to Land Registry as of today the 27th August 2020.

All LLC search requests will need to be sent to Land Registry via the email link

As a local authority, we will continue to provide support for the CON29O or CON29R questions.

We are responsible for maintaining the local land charges register and checking source data on local planning, building control and environmental health issues.

When buying property or land, your solicitor will contact us to enquire about any restrictions on the land.

What search do you need?

Local Authority Search

This includes two key searches:

Local Land Charge Register Search (LLC1) – looking for restrictions on land/property including listed status, conservation areas, tree protection orders, improvement/renovation grants, smoke control zones, planning agreements and planning permissions.

CON29 – information including highways, new roads/railways, planning decisions, contaminated land, statutory notices, breaches of planning/building regulations and compulsory purchase orders.

Optional searches

CON29O – Notices concerning land maintenance, environment and pollution, application on roads by private bodies and completion notices. This is submitted along with your standard enquiry form (fee payable per additional enquiry).

Personal searches

Purchaser, their solicitor or instructed agents can search the local land charges register.

Booking a Personal Search Appointment

  • Personal search bookings must be sent via email to using the correct MKC form and location plan, there is approximately a 3 week wait for an appointment due to the volume of personal searches currently being received.

What about Fees?

Information about fees for land charges can be found on the Land Charges Fees page

Please note there will not be an increase for the year of April 2020/21, details can be found via the above link.

Upon receipt of a valid search request and payment, it will take up to 10 working days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me who owns a piece of land?

We don’t hold property ownership information but the Land Registry can help.

What is the NLIS?

The National Land Information Service provides electronic searches.

Last Updated: 15 December 2020