By accessing our wide range of 24/7 online services
By emailing directly to the relevant service
By phoning First Contact on 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri).
By pre-booked appointment at the Kiln Road office (9.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri) - these can be arranged by phoning First Contact on 01268 882200.
Local Searches Completed By Local People With Local Knowledge
The Official Local Land Charges service maintains the Register of Local Land Charges and provides a fast and efficient Local Land Charges service which complies with statutory requirements.
Whenever a property or piece of land is sold, purchased, leased or re-mortgaged a Local Land Charges Search is made to find out if there are any matters affecting the property.
There are three types of search
Normally the LLC1 search is made together with a CON29 'R' search and is known as the ‘standard search’.
Replies given to a Standard Search (LLCI and CON29'R') apply only to the property which is the subject of the Search. If you require any information about adjacent properties it is possible to request this and pay an additional parcel fee at the time of the request. Consult your legal advisor before submitting your search application, or contact us.
This is the LLC1 form only which, as with all the local search forms, can be submitted separately. An LLC1 will show what restrictions or planning consents apply to the property and is completed by expert and locally knowledgeable staff and you also have the added security in knowing that your search is fully covered by insurance for life in the case of any error, no matter when that error is discovered.
Once a search has been accepted and registered no refund or part refund can be made.
|Full Fee Structure||2021 & 2022||2022 & 2023|
|Extra Parcel fee||£21||£28|
|CON29’O’ Questions||£28 each||£32 each|
|Component Data Search Package||£26||£28|
|Solicitors own Questions||£35 each||£45 each|
|Personal Search Viewing||£0||£0|
Please Note : A Component data Service package is a set of Con29 data that the Local Land Charges team research, collate on your behalf from various originating departments and email to the requestor with a copy of the Local Land charges register. This includes Building Control (1.1 J, K and L). Outstanding Notices (3.7 a – g but not including e), Contraventions of building regulations (3.8) and Compulsory purchase (3.12).
A full official local authority land charges search comprises two parts and is completed by council staff who are experts in their field and maintain the only fully authoritative database available:
Searches and enquiries should be made on:
For more information and guidance on how to buy and sell a home please refer to the links below that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published on 7th May 2019 that provides a really helpful overview of the process and the important steps you go through when purchasing or selling a property.
The register of local land charges contains details of all local land charges registered against land or property.
In addition to the register, an integral part of the modern conveyancing process is the standard enquiry form known as CON29'R'. This enquiry is in two parts:
The CON29'R' enquiries deal with Town Planning, Drainage, Highways, Environmental Health and Building Regulations:
Also covered in the standard search enquiry are matters relating to compulsory purchase, construction of new railways and properties affected by radon gas.
CON29'O' enquiries are optional and additional fees are payable for each question asked. Categories of question include:
Part 3 is any reasonable question of your own that we can answer.
Anything that is outside the boundary of the property being searched. This includes items such as planning and building regulation applications on adjoining properties or parcels of land adjacent to the property being searched and major developments within the neighbourhood. We can respond to these matters as a Part 3 Enquiry for which an additional fee is payable.
Anyone can apply. You can make the application yourself or through your Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer.
You will need an LLC1 and CON29 'R' and 'O' form - which are available to buy from legal stationers. In addition you must also provide with your application an OS site location plan showing the boundary of your property outlined in red at a scale of no less than 1:1250. These can be obtained from many websites such as the ‘Ordnance Survey’ official site.
If you wish to request and purchase a Component Data Search Package with property address details, search request and email them with an OS extract plan of a scale of 1:1250 with the property clearly outlined in red, to LLCPI@castlepoint.gov.uk .
Members of the public and other agents are able to view the Local Land Charge register for free. Please email your request to LLCPI@castlepoint.gov.uk including the full address and Postcode with a an OS extract plan of a scale of 1:1250 with the property clearly outlined in red. The service will email you a copy of the register entry for that location / address.
The results will be returned, by email, within 20 working days of receipt and validation.
Information which is provided on the Council's website will not be provided through the Property Information Service. Where records such as planning files, are available for public inspection and also held on the website either method of access can be used to obtain the information requested. Information that is available from an external organisation or public utility, such as the Water Utilities, will not be provided as part of the Property Information Request.