Land Charges

Making a search application

What is included in a Search?

Normally, an application for an official search is done by submitting form LLC1. The Council will search the register and disclose any entries on schedules. The register is updated daily. Usually the search is accompanied by a questionnaire, enquiries of local authorities (Known as form CON29).

A STATUTORY REQUIREMENT IS PLACED ON ALL LOCAL AUTHORITIES WITHIN ENGLAND AND WALES TO GENERATE, MAINTAIN AND REGULARLY UPDATE A LOCAL LAND CHARGES REGISTER AND TO PROVIDE LOCAL SEARCHES.

The CON29 form is a contractual document, containing an agreed list of standard enquiries of the Local Authority in Part 1. Optional enquiries can be asked if they are considered to be relevant and are in Part 2.

The Local Land Charges Register and Form CON29

The Local Land Charges Register consists of twelve parts, all of which are checked to produce a search result. In addition, local authorities may have resolved to serve notice or to take other action which has not yet reached the Local Land Charges Register but which will affect future occupiers. The CON29 form is used to find out about items that do not yet appear on the register, or which may not be registrable. Examples of these are: road or traffic schemes, proposed enforcement action and planning statements. Other than information held in statutory registers, the information given by the local authority in reply to the CON29 form is not obtainable from any other source.

Official Search Certificate (LLC1)

£

VAT

Official Search (in whole of Register)     

20.00

N/A

Each additional parcel  

    .80

N/A

Part I Standard Enquiries (Con 29R) 

 

 

One parcel of land   

60.00

12.00

Each additional parcel   

14.20

2.84

Part II Enquiries (Con 29O)

 

 

Each printed enquiry (Q4-21 inclusive) 

10.00

2.00

Common land (Q22)   

20.00

4.00

Each additional enquiry 

17.50

3.50

NB – FEE FOR A STANDARD  search or enquiry

92.00

N/A

Each additional parcel of land/property  

(to be included on the one application)

17.84

 

 

  • Cheques should be payable to Rossendale Borough Council.
  • For Access charging arrangements from 6th April 2009 please see the related downloads

Notes relating to fees                   

 Access Charging Arrangments and Fees                         

The national land information service (NLIS)

Information on NLIS

NLIS is a government initiative aimed at delivering services electronically, the ultimate aim being to speed up the conveyancing process.

The service connects law firms, conveyancers and data providers such as HM Land Registry and local authority Local Land Charges Registries.

At Rossendale we connected to NLIS at level 2 in January 2004.

In May 2007 we progressed to level 3, enabling us to provide a fully electronic service.

Nationally, we would encourage the users of our service to become NLIS users.

The NLIS Channel Providers currently are :-

Thames Water
Searchflow
Globalx

The national land information service (NLIS)

How to submit a search via the NLIS hub

To submit applications and fees electronically via the hub would save at least one day of waiting time.

  1. Submit the correct fee
  2. Provide copies of an accurate, up to date location plan with the property boundary clearly indicated
  3. Ensure that the property is within Rossendale