Land Charges

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Sefton no longer provide a local land charge register search service. We will continue to provide replies to CON29 enquiries.

From 16 January 2023 HM Land Registry will provide search results for local land charges register searches in the Sefton area.

For more information visit GOV.UK 

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Make a land charge search

You can submit a request online or send us a completed CON29 Form.

Alternatively, you can use the National Land Information Service (NLIS), a government approved and regulated, electronic land and property searches portal.

For your information, The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published guidance for the general public on “How to buy a home” and “How to sell a home”. This guidance has been developed following meetings with stakeholders including the Local Land Charges Institute.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-buy-a-home

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-sell-a-home


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 5-7 working days.

CON29 £80 + VAT = £96
Additional questions £12.50 + VAT = £15
Fast Track Fee and Requests for service £57.50 + VAT = £69

We no longer provide a local land charge register search service. We will continue to provide replies to CON29 enquiries.

HM Land Registry will provide search results for local land charges register searches in the Sefton area.

For more information visit GOV.UK 

Drainage enquiries

Sefton is covered by United Utilities who will be able to answer your drainage enquiries:

Email: propertysearches@uuplc.co.uk

Telephone: 0370 751 0101

Address: United Utilities Property Searches, Haweswater House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 3LP

Website: https://www.unitedutilities.com/wholesale-services/property-searches/

Land ownership details

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

 

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