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Official 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.


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 or email us ( 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.  This will reduce the cost of postage, printing and is offered at a reduced rate.

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

Find out the fees and charges, including discounts offered, relating to local land charge searches. 

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.