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 2-3 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
Please note there is a surcharge of 1.65% if you pay by credit card. There is no surcharge for debit cards.
Searches can be requested in the following ways:
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 £260, a list of fees can be found on our search fees page.
You can use our Easysearch form to make a search request. You do not need to submit forms LLC1 and CON29 when you use Easysearch. Please remember to send two copies of the form.
Hardcopy Easysearch forms can be obtained by contacting us or by clicking on the link below and downloading the form. They can either be sent to us as a hardcopy or email (details below). Payment can be made by cheque payable to Croydon Council or we can now take payment by credit or debit card over the phone.
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 or our Easysearch form to the contact details below.
Our standard search fee for the basic LLC1 and CON29R search is £260, 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
7th Floor, Zone C
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon, CR0 1EA