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Local land charges – personal search

Information for private search companies inspecting the register of local land charges under environmental information regulations.
Personal search turnaround times

Our current turnaround time for Personal Searches are 20 working days. If you require a Register Search to be returned to you before the above date, then we are able to offer you an LLC1 (Official Certificate of Search Form) at a cost of £44.00.Our turnaround times for this service is two working days. If you would like to use this service, then please email Landcharges@lewisham.gov.uk or speak to a member of the Local Land Charges team on 020 8314 6262.

Personal searches can be conducted by members of the Public and Personal Search Agents on behalf of their clients. All requests made should include the full postal address of the property and an OS Map. Once a request is made for a Personal Search, the results will be emailed to you on the date that the request has been booked. Requests are booked 20 days in advance and you are only permitted to book one request per day. If you have received your results and you would like to view the related planning file for more information and it is not available online through our Public Access system, then please email planning@lewisham.gov.uk to book an appointment.

You can receive your results sooner by ordering a LLC1 at a cost of £44. The information contained on the LLC1 is the same information that is returned on a Personal Search. We aim to provide LLC1 results within two working days. If you would like to request an LLC1 then please email landcharges@lewisham.gov.uk

Other public registers may be inspected free of charge which include the planning register and the highways register. The completion of a search of this type may require the inspection of other publically available registers which will most likely be held in more than one location as well as on our website.

Due to the changes to the CON29 questions, the way that we collate information may change over time. We will update this page as changes are made.

We require five full working days notice for personal search requests. Any requests which fall short of the five days will be refused. All requests made should include the property address and an OS Plan. If we have any problems with the search request or require further information we will contact you using the contact details you have provided.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a full search and a search in the Register under environmental information regulations?

A full search consists of results from a search in the local land charges register as well as answers to Part 1 of the CON29 form. Part 2 enquiries and a solicitor's own enquiries can be answered for an additional fee. The search is officially signed by the Council.

A search under EIR allows a third party to search the Local Land Charges Register and make notes from it. There are other options available to agents and the fees for these can be found under ‘Scale of Fees’ in the Local Land Charges - full search section.


Local land charges

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