Local land charges were originally introduced to inform the buyer of any obligations which may affect them. These potential obligations, or 'charges' must be registered against the land when they're created. As they are registered against the land itself, they can affect successive owners who must comply with them.
Lambeth Council no longer provides a Local Land Charge Personal Search service or a search of the Local Land Charges Register (LLC1).
The Local Land Charges Register has been migrated to HM Land Registry. You can access this digital service through your portal account, business gateway and on the HM Land Registry pages on GOV.UK.
Lambeth Council will continue to provide replies to CON29 enquiries.
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Costs for services
- Non-statutory bundled information: £75 + £15.00 VAT = £90.00
- Additional parcel for non-statutory bundled information: £0.00
- Full search (Form CON29R) - statutory and non-statutory information: £200.00 + £40.00 VAT = £240.00
- Additional parcel for full search: £0.00
- Optional enquiries (form CON29O): £0.00
In light of the lockdown issued by the Government, please be reassured that the Land Charges Search Service is continuing to operate normally, and there will be minimum change to the service.
However, to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our employees, the Land Charges team are working remotely, and they will not be able to process searches received with cheque payments.
As we are unable to make arrangements to facilitate applications by cheque, we request that you send all search applications by email through one of the following companies:
- Info Track: email@example.com
- NLIS: firstname.lastname@example.org
- TM: email@example.com.
We have standing arrangements with these companies, who invoice us monthly.
Alternatively, you can enter into a billing agreement with the Land Charges service or pay by debit or credit card. For further information please email us:
Enhanced personal searches
We will return the result to you by post or email within two working days.