What is a local land charge?

A local land charge is a restriction on a piece of land or property that can limit its use or be binding on successive owners.  It provides prospective purchasers with information about the property, such as conservation areas, tree preservation orders, conditional planning permissions, financial charges, miscellaneous charges, listed buildings and light obstructions notices.

How do I apply and how much does it cost?

There are five different types of search applications:

1. An official Local Land Charges search of the register:

apply online for a local land charges search

You will receive the official Camden certificate within 5-10 working days at a basic charge of £38.00 VAT exempt, per property, payable online.

Fee: £39.00 VAT exempt.

Additional charges may be required if additional properties are involved, or if you are unsure, please contact the local land charges team.LINK to new site proxy

2. An official Local Land Charges search CON29

apply online for a local land charges search

You will receive the official Camden certificate within 5-10 working days at a basic charge of £87.00 + 20% VAT per property, payable online.

Fee: £105.96 (inc. VAT) per property

Additional charges may be required if additional properties are involved or if you are unsure, please contact the local land charges team.LINK to new site proxy

3. Optional Local Land Charges search CON29O

apply online for a local land charges search

You will receive the official Camden certificate within 5-10 working days at a basic charge of £17.00 + 20% VAT per question, payable online.

Fee:  £22.20 (inc. VAT) per question

Additional charges may be required if additional properties are involved or if you are unsure, please contact the local land charges team.LINK to new site proxy

4. Assisted Local Land Charges search

apply online for a local land charges search

You will receive the results by email within 5-10 working days at a basic charge of £24.00 VAT exempt per property payable online. Limited to three per organisation or person per day.

Fee: £25.50 VAT exempt per property

Additional charges may be required if additional properties are involved or if you are unsure, please contact the local land charges team.LINK to new site proxy

5. Environmental information regulations (EIR)

Please contact the local land charges team with the address of the property. We will email you the results within 20 working days.

Further information

You can search for more than one property at a time. Just add additional properties in the block/building when completing the eform.

Costs

  • Official Local Land Charges Search basic with certificate
    £39.00 + £1.00 VAT exempt for each additional parcel of land
  • Assisted Local Land Charges Search
  • £25.50 + £1.00 VAT exempt for each additional parcel of land
  • Regular questions:
  • CON29 £105.96 + £22.20 (inc. VAT)
  • Optional questions:
  • CON29O £22.20 (inc. VAT) per question
  • Additional questions:
  • CON29 £35.40 (inc. VAT) per question

Please remember to add VAT at 20% for VAT able items.

If initially you are charged too much or too little, we ask for a contact number so we can adjust the charges if necessary.

If you are buying or leasing a property, you will want to know the details of all entries registered against it that fall within the definition of a Local Land Charge (LLC). This might be for example a local land charge expressly made by statute or a charge which is a restriction or prohibition on a parcel of land securing payment or restricting use that is binding on successive owners.

There are 12 different parts of the LLC Register covering a wide range of areas. For more information please visit: www.llci.org

The CON29 enquiry form serves to provide prospective purchasers with information which relates to the property being searched against and, in some cases, the area in which the property is situated. It provides information on items in existence, as well as items that are in the pipeline/being considered, and/or awaiting approval.

It is often these items that, without the CON29 enquiry form, would go unnoticed and have a material effect on the future use, development and enjoyment, as well as a financial burden of the property. Whilst some of the enquiries seem to replicate areas of the LLC Register, this is not the case, as the information revealed in response relates to notices or procedures prior to LLC Statutory Registration.

The vast majority of the information used to respond to the CON29 enquiries comes from within the local authority.

A CON29 enquiry form is completed by the local authority. A local authority-completed CON29 is backed by the local authority's insurance and is commonly referred to as an official CON29. Completion of the CON29 form is not a statutory function, but a contractual one upon payment of the required fee.

Contact

Local Land Charges Office (Camden Council)


Phone
020 7974 5660
Address
Town Hall Judd Street
London
WC1H 9LU
Details
Deals with Local Authority searches for domestic and commercial conveyancing for all properties in Camden, for example, if buildings are listed, in conservation areas, if there are planning permissions or tree preservation orders, if there are financial charges etc.
Location
6th Floor, Town Hall Extension, Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EQ
When is it on
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Opening times (phone)
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.