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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?

Each search will cost an additional £90 and should take 3 days to process.

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

How do I contact the Land Registry?

The Land Registry have a new address for citizens/the public to send their applications to, this is because they now scan all applications at their Gloucester Office which are then sent electronically to the appropriate offices to be processed.

National Land Information Service (NLIS)

Quick and easy access to authoritative, accurate and comprehensive information on all land and property in England and Wales is provided by the National Land Information Service (NLIS)