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Local land charge searches

Coronavirus - Temporary changes to the Local Land Charges services

For the safety of our customers and staff our offices and telephone lines are closed until further notice.  You can still contact our Land Charges team via email  for any enquiries and to submit a full Local Authority Search and we will return the results to you electronically.  Please note that we are only taking payment by Bank Transfer at the moment.  Please contact for our bank details.

You can also book an appointment for your Personal Search at the following email accounts:- - Land Charges register - Highway adoption - Highway schemes - Public Rights of Way

Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.


When you buy a house, your solicitor will make a search of the council's records to ensure there are no hidden surprises, such as motorways at the bottom of your garden or outstanding Notices requiring you to take action to remedy an earlier wrong doing.

Official local land charge searches

Water searches

Water searches, including sewers and drainage, are conducted by Severn Trent Water Ltd.  Please note - the water company will levy a separate charge for this service.

Private search companies

Private search companies can book appointments to inspect the land charges register for up to four properties in Sandwell per day.

Please refer to the contact details at the top of this page for this service.