Land charge searches

CON 29 enquiries

The CON 29 enquiries questionnaire, which forms part of the official search, contains many "warning" questions. The answers to these questions cannot be found on the legal registers.

Examples of the information to be found only by submitting a CON 29:
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Proposed Tree Preservation Orders
  • Notices under the Planning, Highways and Public Health Acts not found on any register
  • Road proposals or schemes (including road widening)
  • Proposed enforcement action or breach of condition notices

If you rely on a personal search from a solicitor or personal search company, may we remind you that they are not given or entitled to receive, answers to the questions on the CON 29, and any information they do obtain is not covered by Section 10(3) of the Local Land Charges Act 1975 which relates to compensation for loss. 

The only way to receive this information is to submit the Official Certificate of Search (LLC1) and CON 29 enquiries forms.

An official local authority search provides you with the complete and comprehensive information as per the CON 29 enquiries form, carried out by the Council in accordance with the Local Land Charges Act 1975 and Local Land Charges Rules 1977.