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Official local land charge searches

The Local Land Charge Section carries out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975, guaranteeing comprehensive replies to official LLC1 and CON29 enquiries.

Please note that all full residential Local Authority Searches (LLC1 and Con29) deposited will receive a Limestone report, copies of Approved Town Planning Decision Notices, Tree Preservation Order, Listed Building, Conservation Area Plans, Building Regulation Approval Notices and Completion Certificates free of charge.

The Law Society, which regulates solicitors, encourages the use of official searches and considers that alternative personal searches of the statutory register, disclosing only limited information, should only be undertaken with the approval of the client when time does not permit official searches.

You are advised to confirm with your solicitor that an official search has been undertaken and to inspect the Certificate of Official Search.

We encourage you to apply online for your Local Authority Search via email to  us at with the property address and your telephone number and we will contact you for payment. Once we are in receipt of your payment, we will email your completed search back to you. 

You may also submit by post or DX using the details on our contact page.

Find out about our current fees and charges relating to local land charge searches.  Please note that as from 1st April 2022 there is no increase to the fee charges only the removal of a discount previously offered.

We've published our customer service standards which detail what you can expect from using our service.

If you wish to check if your site is within the jurisdiction of Sandwell, you can carry out a search via our Public Access Property Search.

If you have any queries relating to a local authority or personal search please email or call us on 07553614968 or our customer services team on 0121 569 4054, 4055 or 4084.