Official local land charges searches are carried out and certified by the council on behalf of a person buying land or property.

A search takes 2 to 3 working days to process. Please let us know if your search is urgent.

Processing each search involves researching and supplying information recorded in the local land charges register. This relates to financial charges, conditional planning permissions, enforcement notices, tree preservation orders and various other notices, orders or agreements.

The search usually also means answering standard questions concerning highway status and proposals, planning history, building control history, notices, contaminated land and many other considerations.

Requesting official local land charges search

Searches can be requested in the following ways:

Online request

To submit an online application for an official local land charges search please use the land search request form.

Submission of plans in duplicate should not normally be necessary, if we require a plan we will contact you.

Payment can be made by cheque payable to Croydon Council or we can now take payment by credit or debit card over the phone (contact details below).

Our standard search fee for the basic LLC1 and CON29R search is £305, a list of fees can be found on our search fees page.

National Land Information Service (NLIS)

NLIS connects you directly to land and property information held by local authorities, central government and other organisations that provide official sources of land and property data. We are connected to the NLIS at level 2 which means that search requests can be submitted electronically using the licensed NLIS channels. Searches can also be returned electronically.

For further information and the price of an NLIS search contact one of the NLIS licensed channels (details below) or go to the National Land Information Service website.

Document Exchange (DX) and postal

DX is an alternative secure mail delivery service to Royal Mail, with an over night delivery.

Please post or DX your completed LLC1 and CON29 form to the contact details below.

Our standard search fee for the basic LLC1 and CON29R search is £305, a list of fees can be found on our search fees page

Official local land charges information

The LLC1 certificate reveals all entries on the local land charges register, such as:

  • financial charges
  • tree preservation orders
  • conservation area
  • conditional planning consents
  • improvement grants

The form CON29R reveals issues such as:

  • who maintains the road the property is on
  • the planning history of the property
  • the building control history of the property
  • traffic schemes
  • compulsory purchase orders
  • proposed tree preservation orders
  • other notices that may affect the property

Optional information can be provided by using the form CON29O, such as:

  • road proposals
  • public footpaths
  • common land and village greens

Please be aware the above information only concerns the property searched, additional information can be specifically requested such as:

  • development proposals within 200 metres of your property.

Local land charges team


Local land charges, 5th Floor, Zone C, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA, or, DX 136018, CROYDON 17, United Kingdom