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North Dorset Local Land Charges - local authority searches

We carry out local authority searches.

We also maintain the Local Land Charges Register.

All information on this page is for land or properties in the North Dorset District Council boundary. You can check which area your land or property is in if you're not sure.

We maintain a statutory register of local land charges. We update it daily to make sure the information given to conveyancers is accurate.

We also deal with requests for local authority searches. This involves:

  • providing the answers to form LLC1 enquiries
  • facilitating the responses to the CON29 enquiry forms

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We encourage all of our customers to submit their Local Land Charges Enquiry via email as opposed to through the post.

Therefore, our preferred method of payments are:

  1. by credit/debit card – An Officer will call and take payment on the day a search is submitted via email
  2. by electronic provider NLIS or TM where payment can be made by BACS. 

We are electronically connected to NLIS and TM; you can both send and receive searches electronically.  For more information please visit the NLIS website or the TM Group website.

We regret searches can only be cancelled on the day of receipt, providing information has not already been entered onto our system. After this time work will have commenced on your application.

Result of your search enquiry

Important notice to all our customers:

We are currently taking up to 5 working days to return a search result.

If we receive your enquiry before 12 noon we will log it on our system the same day. If we receive your enquiry after 12 noon, we will log it the following working day.

We do not provide information about drainage or land ownership. You can obtain land ownership information from Weymouth Land Registry

Personal search guidelines

To carry out a personal search of the Local Land Charges Register, use the following guidelines:

  • confirm your search request in writing
  • attach a location plan clearly outlining the search area
  • you can send this via email

To send us a EIR Request for CON29 information, use the following guidelines:

  • confirm your EIR request in writing
  • attach a location plan clearly outlining the search area
  • you can send this via email

We do not provide information about:

  • drainage
  • highways
  • property ownership
  • environmental health issues

Fees

Charges came were introduced on 1 April 2018.

Search typeFeeVAT**Total
LLC1 + CON29 (full search) £110 £12 £122
LLC1 only £50  £0 £50
CON29R only £60 £12 £72
*CON29O (per question, not form) /additional solicitors (lawyers etc.) question £10 £2 £12
Extra parcel (full search) £15 £3 £18*
Extra parcel (LLC1 only) £15 £0 £15*

*depending on parcel request VAT may or may not be payable.  The right is expressly reserved in any case for a request for an additional parcel search for a decision to be reached that any such additional parcel search should be treated as a new search and subject to the fee applicable

** VAT elements are as currently understood.  VAT will be charged in full according to what the Councils understand to be those matters for which VAT is chargeable.

There are no specific circumstances in which any of the Councils will normally waive a fee in relation to any of the above***; however, the Councils will not make a charge for matters in respect of which no charge can legally be levied / where such legislation would reasonably prevent such a charge being made e.g. the inspection of certain public registers for which statute prevents a charge to be made.

We are required to publish information about the cost of the local land charge service and the income received.

The figures for the current financial year are estimates based on previous figures. The figures for the previous financial year are based on confirmed data. Local Land charges statement - summary of costs 2017 to 2018.

We are no longer a member of the DX Exchange service. Please send all correspondence our postal address:

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