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Weymouth & Portland Local Land Charges - local authority searches

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

Submit a land charges search

Unfortunately our online submissions option is currently unavailable. Please email us to submit a new search enquiry: landchargesWPBC@dorset.gov.uk

You should include a boundary plan marked in red. 

A member of the Land Charges Team will call to take payment via credit / or debit card.

The Dorset Councils Partnership Local Land Charges would like to encourage all of our customers to submit their local land charge enquiries either electronically via our online portal or email and pay by credit / or debit card opposed to a cheque.

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.

Latest land charges news 

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's Local Land Charges Unit are currently taking up to 5 working days to return a search result, therefore, if you submit a new enquiry before 12 noon on any particular working day then this will be logged onto our system the same day in order to process. If submitted after this time then it will be logged the following working day.

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.

Personal searches

 

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

Highways queries

Property ownership queries

HM Land Registry - Weymouth

Full details for HM Land Registry - Weymouth

Our yearly costs

We are required to publish information about the cost of providing its local land charge service as well as the income it receives.

The figures for the current financial year are estimates based on previous years' figures. The figures for the previous financial year are based on confirmed data.

Summary of costs 2015/16 (Actuals)

TopicActual cost
Actual cost of our Land Charges Service £98,998
Actual income received in respect of our Land Charges Service £144,194
Number of full searches 1617
Number of personal searches 286

Summary of estimates 2017/18 (Estimates)

TopicEstimated cost
Estimated cost of our Land Charges Service £124,476
Estimated income received in respect of our Land Charges Service £114,720
Estimated number of full searches processed 1804
Estimated number of personal searches processed 276

These figures are based on costs of the section and central support re-charges in addition to re-charges from other departments providing assistance to the Land Charges function.

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