Local land charges FAQs

How long do searches take to process?

Approximately 10 working days for standard searches (excludes CON29 optional enquiries).

How long does an expedited search take and how much does it cost?

From the 18 March, 2020 this service is unavailable.

Each search will cost an additional £110.40 (including VAT) and should take 3 days to process.

Note: For an expedited search service, when requesting optional enquiries, please contact the Local Land Charges Department to enquire whether this is possible.

How do I contact the Land Registry?

The Land Registry has a new address for citizens/the public to send their applications to; this is because they now scan all applications at their Gloucester office, before sending them electronically to the appropriate offices to be processed.

National Land Information Service (NLIS)

The National Land Information Service (NLIS) provides quick and easy access to authoritative, accurate and comprehensive information on all land and property in England and Wales. 

Home buying and selling advice

See how to buy a home on GOV.UK, which provides homeowners and prospective homeowners with an overview of the process of buying a home.

See how to sell a home on GOV.UK, which provides homeowners with an overview of the process of selling a home.

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