Local Land Charges Searches

Land Charges Property Searches are part of the conveyancing process when a property is bought, sold or remortgaged. We are responsible for maintaining the Local Land Charges Register and for providing Official Local Authority Searches from the register as well as other records held by the Council. These can include any Tree Preservation Orders, Smoke Control Orders or whether the property is a Listed Building.

We also provide these searches on behalf of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

Below are the list of fees and charges for 2019/20

Service VAT Category Cost
LLC1 Search OS £26.00
CON29R Search SR £90.00
Full Search (LLC and CONR29) Residential and Commercial OS/SR £116.00
CON29R Optional (Questions 4-22 each) SR £20.00
CON29 Building Regs (Q1.1j-l and 3.8 each) SR £7.00
LLC1 Additional parcel fee OS £1.00
CON29R Additional parcel fee SR £18.00
Own written questions SR £35.00


Please note: Only the CON29 Element of the Charge attracts the standard rate of VAT. The LLC1 remains outside scope.

Official Searches and Ordering

Searches are usually completed within 7 working days. Any enquirers regarding the return of a search should only be made after this time.

Only we can provide an Official Local Authority Search for a property and can guarantee the accuracy of any search results you order.

Personal search companies may offer a “Local Authority Search”, where searches are prepared using raw local authority data they can access, or information which is already in the public domain. These results are covered by the personal search company’s insurance.

You will find information, application forms and can place your order through the Leicestershire online portal.

You can order your search by email to land.charges@blaby.gov.uk

When ordering, you must include a plan with your order showing the search area clearly outlined in red. We will ask to clarify any plans that are unclear. We are unable to accept plans or maps not licensed for use by your business. This includes maps or plans that have been copied from other maps, such as a Land Registry Title Plan or a map which has a watermark.

Any search requests received including a plan or map which we consider to be unlicensed will be returned to you and should be resubmitted with a properly sourced plan or map. If we continue to receive unlicensed plans from you, we may refer the matter to Ordnance Survey, who may levy a fine.

For more information about using Ordnance Survey information and licensing, please visit the Ordnance Survey website.

Copies of Legal Documents

Copies of Blaby District Council's Section 106 agreements are available on public access under the relevant planning application reference which can be found on the Search for Applications page.

For copies of legal agreements or other documents referred to in search results, please email freedom.information@blaby.gov.uk. Where possible we will email a copy of the document to you free of charge.

Personal Searches

Personal searches give you a copy of all the entries held on the Local Land Charges Register against an address. The response we provide is a copy of the raw data only - it is unchecked, unverified and unofficial. As a result, it is up to the customer to decide what information provided is relevant to that property or not.

Personal searches are provided free of charge under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, we have 20 working days to respond to these requests. We process personal searches for properties in the District of Blaby and the Boroughs of Hinckley and Bosworth and Oadby and Wigston.

Please note that:

  • We do not operate an appointments system - Information from the Register will be provided to you by email
  • We are unable to provide advice or interpret these results
  • Any follow up queries of the results of a personal search are not covered by the Environmental Information Regulations and will be charged at the “own written questions” rate of £35 per question

Please send your request, along with a plan clearly showing the property to be searched outlined in red, to land.charges@blaby.gov.uk.

Details are available on how to request Con29 information on the Environmental Information page.

Payments and Refunds

We offer the following payment options for searches:

  • Payment on Account – you will receive a monthly invoice which is payable by BACS on direct debit each month. Please contact us to find out more
  • Debit or Credit Card payment – We will telephone you to take payment for each search
  • Cheque - if you prefer to pay by cheque, they should be payable to Blaby District Council, even if your search is in the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council or Oadby and Wigston Borough Council areas. Please ensure that your cheque is for the correct amount or there may be delays in processing your search request

We are unable to issue refunds if you no longer require a search and wish to cancel once work has begun.

Are you happy with the customer service we give you?  

If you think we are doing a good job and like doing business with us then please vote for us in the 2020 National Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence! 

The awards showcase and celebrate excellence in local land charges service and the customer satisfaction award for local authority searches allows the most important judges - you, our customers - to reward our efforts.

Please click here to vote - it only takes 2 minutes and as a thank you from the Award organisers your name will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 of M and S vouchers!

Last updated 6 November 2019
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