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What is a local property search?
A local authority search consists of the LLC1
Form and the CON29 Form. The fee for this service is £85 and
includes £25 fee for the LLC1 form.
This is the official certificate that deals
with all the charges recorded in the Local Land Charges Register.
The word "charge" is not defined by statute, but is used to
describe a burden imposed on land, the most important factor being
that the charge must be binding on successive owners or occupiers
of the land and/or property. These charges would not normally be
disclosed by a perusal of the title deeds or indeed by an
inspection of the land or property itself. Local Land Charges may
be of a financial or non-financial nature.
This form deals with proposed issues such as
road schemes, informal notices, environmental matters, tree
preservation orders, enforcement action, planning contravention or
breach of condition notices etc. This form deals with matters that
are not held on the Local Land Charges Register.
Many of these questions can be thought of as
providing a warning to prospective purchasers.
These are optional enquiries and the questions
that you require must be ticked in box C of the form. These
questions relate to matters such as footpaths, pipelines, food
safety notices, common land enquiries etc. Each question asked
incurs an additional fee.