A search through the Local Land Charges Register is requested by a purchaser to reveal the existence of obligations or 'charges' made against successive owners of land or property by local authorities or central government.
In addition to the registered 'charges' the search will reveal any impending notices which will become binding upon a new purchaser upon completion and may also provide any relevant local plan or building regulation information relating to the area being searched.
All relevant information is collated from various different council departments and then completed by the land charges team onto the appropriate form. It is vital that the information given on local searches is accurate at all times.
Note: A fee is charged for this service
Local searches are submitted to the council on behalf of prospective purchasers via their Solicitor, although a personal search may also be requested.