We provide solicitors, conveyancers and their clients with information specific to the land or property which they are interested in acquiring. This information is obtained by them submitting local search forms to us together with the relevant fee.
A local search consists of two parts:
Restrictions on the property which are binding on successive owners, for example Financial Charges, Tree Preservation Orders and Enforcement Notices.
Replies to enquiries on a nationally agreed form giving information of a more general nature. These include highway proposals, planning history and other planning related matters and outstanding notices.
Much of this information is supplied to the Local Land Charges Service by other council departments, the Government and outside bodies.