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Purbeck Local Land Charges

What are local land charge searches?

When you buy a property or piece of land, it is important that a local land charges search is carried out to make sure that there are no issues affecting the land or property.

A local land charge can be a financial claim, restriction, decision or information which may affect a particular property or area of land i.e. planning decisions, financial amounts owed.

A full search is made up of two parts LLC1 and CON29

LLC1 – Contains the registerable charges

CON29 – Contains information about road schemes, planning and building control history as well as any legal notices that may affect the property.

Solicitors would normally contact us to carry out the search and we will collect the information together from different departments and bring it together into one local authority search. 

How to request a Local Authority Search

We will shortly be introducing our new online submission service in the meantime you can either email or send us your search request. To do this you will need to purchase the form.

We will also need an up to date site plan with the property or land clearly outlined in red.

We process searches in 5 to 10 working days.

We offer an expedited service with a 3 day turn around for urgent searches. There is an additional fee for this service. Please contact us prior to submitting your search to make sure we can accommodate your request.

We are connected to the National Land Information Service level 3 (NLIS – Government approved land and property searches portal) 


Type of applicationNet feeVATTotal fee
LLC1 - Online submission £35 £0 £35
CON29 - Online submission £89 £17.80 £106.80
Optional CON29O £15 each £3 each £18 each
Optional CON29O submitted separately £20 each £4 each £24 each
Solicitors own questions £20 each £4 each £24 each
Extra parcel(s) of land – LLC1 £15 each £0 each £15 each
Extra parcel(s) of land – CON29 £15 each £3 each £18 each
Expedited Service £35 £7 £42

(Please note our fees will increase on 1 April 2019)

Fees can be paid over the phone by debit/credit card, we can raise an invoice or you can pay by cheque, made payable to Purbeck District Council.

Personal Searches

A personal search is an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register. This can be carried out by anyone, but is usually carried out by a private personal search agent.

We do not accept liability for the interpretation or re-use of personal search information.

Inspection of the information is by appointment only at our Council Offices. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

If you would like us to email the information to you, we can do this for a charge of £15 + VAT.

Once an appointment has been made please email us an up to date site plan with the property or land clearly outlined in red.

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