Land Charges

 

 


Local Land Charges Registers and searches of them were introduced by the Land Charges Act 1925.  The register and the ability to make searches of it were designed to ensure that purchasers of land or property are not caught out by the existence of obligations or restrictions known as 'charges', which are binding against successive owners, by local authorities. The registers form a property-based information system. A search result will include any entries recorded against the property being searched - typically, these could include Smoke Control Orders, Conservation Areas, Tree Preservation Orders and financial charges where the Council is able to recover any money owed to it.

Land Charges can be defined as a restriction imposed on the use of the land, and a local land charge is binding on successive owners or occupiers of the land or property, for example conditions imposed when planning permission is granted, Conservation Areas which restrict permitted development, or Smoke Control Orders made under the Clean Air Act, restricting which type of fuel may be burned. 

 

Our normal turn around time is 7-10 working days.

 

 

Local Land Charges Fees 2017/18

Standard Search Fee CON 29/LLC1

68.00*

CON 29 form only

54.00*

CON 29O enquiries - each box ticked

6.00*

LLC1 only

14.00

LLC1 additional parcel fee (maximum 16)

2.00

Additional questions 12.00*
   

Request for Service: per hour

60.00

72.00 if subject to VAT

Expedited Fee:

30.00*

Additional parcels:

12.00*

* Includes standard rate VAT

To book an appointment for a personal inspection of property information without charge, please telephone our contact centre on 0345 140 0845.

An appointment will be allocated to you to access the data. We will endeavour to meet requests within 7-10 working days, however as these requests will be considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 we will ensure that the 20 working day statutory deadline is achieved.

You can access the information needed to complete a land search under the Environmental Information Regulations at the locations shown in the list.

Drainage enquiries

Sefton is covered by United Utilities who will be able to answer your drainage enquiries:
Telephone: 0870 751 0101
Facsimile:  0870 751 0102
Address: United Utilities, Property Searches, Stephens Way, Goose Green, Wigan. WN3 6PJ
Website: United Utilities

Land ownership details

We do not hold these details, the information we hold is property-based; queries should be directed to HM Land Registry.

To make a personal inspection of our information, please access the downloads section below.  

Make a land charge search

You can apply on line using our links below or by using the National Land Information Service (NLIS)

Alternatively you can download a copy of our Local Search Request Form below or send us a completed LLC1 and/or CON29 Form.

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