Local Land Charges
Last updated: 02/08/2012
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Cornwall’s Local Land Charges team is committed to providing a
high quality and effective service to you. We hope you find this
section informative and helpful.
What is a Local Land Charge?
A Local Land Charge is a restriction on properties/land to
secure the payment of a sum of money, or limit the use to which the
land may be put, and is binding upon successive owners, e.g. a
payment to be made for works carried out in default of a notice; a
listed building or a condition in a planning permission. Such
'charges' are recorded in the Local Land Charges Register. A search
of that register discloses any matters, which have been registered
as Local Land Charges and together with the Enquiries of Local
Authorities, provide vital information to prospective purchasers to
make an informed decision when buying a property.
What is a Search?
An integral part of the conveyancing process is a search of the
Local Land Charges Register and the answering of enquiries on form
Con29R. A search can either be carried out by the submission of two
forms to the relevant Local Authority, namely the LLC1 which is the
Register of Local Land Charges Requisition for Search and Official
Certificate of Search and the Con29R, which provide the standard
Enquiries of Local Authorities, or by way of a Personal Search where
any person, by appointment, can carry out a search of the Local
Land Charges Register and arrange for access to all the data held
by the Local Authority in order to answer the enquiries on form
Form Con29O provides additional optional enquiries, which may be
asked if a response would be in the interest of a prospective