When buying land or property it is important to request a local land charges search to find any information that may affect it.

This is usually done by a solicitor on the buyer’s behalf, but you can do it yourself.

A standard search has 2 parts:

  • LLC1 – restrictions in the local land charges register on land or property
    Examples include planning conditions, highways agreements, tree preservation orders, conservation areas and listed buildings.

  • CON29 – enquiries of local authorities
    Examples include anything waiting for approval, local plan designation, full planning history, proposed road schemes, transport systems and public rights of way.

How to submit a search request

LLC1 searches must be submitted through HM Land Registry.

CON29 search requests must be submitted to us by email locallandcharges@southglos.gov.uk

You will need to:

  • include a location plan with the area outlined in red
  • pay the correct fee including VAT (see fee information below)

If optional enquiries (CON29O) are required, please state this in your email.

Payment can be made by:

Guidance on how to pay online or by BACS is available under the downloads section. Cheques should be sent to the address shown on this page.

The CON29 search will be returned by email.


Search typeFee for standard emailed or postal request (inclusive of VAT)Fee for fast-track request (inclusive of VAT)
CON29 residential£90£144
CON29 commercial£138£198
CON29 extra parcel£18£22.80
CON29O enquiry submitted with full search£30£36
CON29O enquiry stand alone£36£44.40
CON29O enquiry requested after completion of search£36£44.40
Any additional enquiry not listed aboveFrom £36From £44.40

Our other fees and charges information can be found in the downloads section.

Additional searches

Common land and village greens search

For an extra fee, information about any common land, village greens and details of any planning next to the property can also be requested by email.

Drainage searches

Wessex Water are responsible for drainage searches, call 01225 526206 or email contactus@wessexsearches.co.uk

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