Local land charges

Local land charges search

A local land 'charge' is a restriction on a piece of land or property that can limit its use or bind whoever owns it to paying a sum of money – for example, a planning condition, a compulsory purchase order or a tree preservation order.

You should request a 'local land charges search' to check for restrictions when you buy a property or a piece of land. You can ask for a search to look at information held in the:

  • local land charge register
  • register of common land, towns and village greens

A local land charges search is in 2 parts, called 'LLC1' and 'CON29'.

LLC1 search

This deals with all the entries in the local land charges register. The Official Certificate of Search is signed by an authorised council officer.

CON29 searches

This deals with other issues that can affect the property, such as planning history, road schemes and enforcement notices. There are 2 parts to the CON29:

  • CON29 is the standard information about issues that affect the property
  • CON29O is for optional extra information – a chance to ask more questions as set out in the form

Requesting a search and copies of documents

Before requesting a search or document copies, you should read:

To request a local land charges search, email our team below.

Local land charges
Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL

: 01375 652 053

: land.charges@thurrock.gov.uk

When a search has been completed, you can use the form below to request copies of any relevant documents found.

Request copy documents