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Local Land Charges

Please note: as the procedure during the Coronavirus (Covid 19) crisis, for submitting Official Searches by email and paying by credit card was very succesful, we have decided to continue with this method and will no longer accept searches through the post or payments by cheques. Therefore, please continue to send your requests to and we will ring you for payment by card.

If you have any queries, please ring 01962 848122 or email

All Personal Searches continue to be emailed to the address on the form submitted. 

The Local Land Charges Department provides information to solicitors and other conveyancing professionals, as part of the conveyancing process for land and property sales.

The service provides information on various matters that may affect a property. These include details of planning permissions and restrictions, highway rights and proposals, development proposals for the property, environmental health notices, and building control matters. This information is used by solicitors to advise clients, as part of the process of buying a property.

On average the department deals with around 4,000 searches a year and our turnaround time for a search is still approximately 10 working days.

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