Local land charges

​​The Local Land Charges Register and the searches were introduced by the Land Charges Act 1925. A Local Land Charge search is required to ensure that a purchaser of land or property is not caught out by the existence of obligations or 'charges', which are binding on successive owners or occupiers of land and property.

Any charges registered on a Local Land Charges Register would not normally be disclosed in the title deeds or by an inspection of the property itself. Local Land Charges may be of a financial or non-financial nature.

You can access our new land charges service online which will allow searches to be submitted and retrieved online.

  • Local land charges search fees

    SEARCH TYPE FEE until 31.12.2016 FEE from 01.01.2017
    Standard search – basic LLC1 and CON29R £130.71  ​£152.16
    ​Each additional parcel (LLC1 and CON29R) ​£12.77 Each ​ £14.91 Each
    Con 29 optional enquiry – CON29O No’s 5-21 £10.71 Each  ​£12.85 Each
    Con 29 optional enquiry – CON29O No 22 £27.81  ​£33.37
    Additional written enquiries £21.42 Each  ​£25.70 Each
    LLC1 only £23.48  ​£23.48
    Each additional parcel of land on LLC1 only

    £2.06 Each

    ​ £2.06 Each

    Con 29 Only ​£107.23  ​£128.68
    Personal Search - ONLINE £5.00  ​£5.00
    Personal Search – APPOINTMENT ONLY Free  ​Free

    Please note that all of the above search types can be carried out online.

    However, we can only currently accept credit/debit card payments.

    Please note no concessions are available in relation to Local Land Charge fees.

    Please note that VAT will be applied to CON 29 (R) and CON 29 (O) charges from the 1 January 2017. The new payable amounts are shown above.

  • FAQ's

    What are the turnaround times?
    For searches submitted online, we aim to turn them around in 24 hours.
    For searches submitted via post the turnaround time is 10 days.

    Do I need a plan?
    Two copies of the O.S. plan showing property boundaries outlined in red are required for all searches, preferably on 1:1250 scale.

    How do I get a copy document referred to in the search result?
    If you require a copy of a document referred to on a Local Land Charge, please email landcharges@chorley.gov.uk attaching a copy of the relevant schedule from the LLC1 form and the search reference number. The search reference number can be located from the top right hand corner of the search documentation. Upon receipt of the request the relevant document will be located and a production fee will be calculated. Documents are not sent out until the fee is received.

    Do you answer drainage questions?
    No, you need to contact United Utilities.

    What areas do you cover?
    We cover all places in the Borough of Chorley.

    Can I obtain a copy of a search?
    If a copy of a recently made local authority search is required a fee will be charged. Documents are not sent out until the fee is received. Copy searches are only available to the submitting party.

    Do you do expedited searches for an extra fee?
    No, our turnaround times are fast enough not to need an expedited search.

    Do you do Commons Registration Searches?
    These used to be dealt with by Lancashire County Council, but can now be obtained by requesting Enquiry No. 22 on the CON 29O form.

    For further information on Local Land Charges please contact us.