Land charges and searches

Local land charge searches give information held by the Council about a property. They are used by solicitors, buyers and mortgage lenders to reveal important information prior to completion of a property transaction. Local authority searches and personal searches are dealt with by our Legal Services team. This includes land charges and answering questions on form CON29.

Full local authority search

A full search consists of the form LLC1 (which is the legal certificate relating to all registerable charges) and the form CON 29 (which deals with all enquiries relating to planning, highways and environmental history which may affect the property), both of which must be supplied in duplicate together with two plans. This type of search can be carried out by the postal submission of the correct forms (available to download below) and fee, or submitting the forms electronically through the National Land Information Service.

Forms

Forms can be emailed to: locallandcharges@tamworth.gov.uk. Please note, we must receive payment before we can process the forms. Payments can be made via our Pay It online service.

Fees

The search fees are (as of 1/1/2017):

  • Residential standard local authority search: £118.00 plus VAT £20.20
  • Commercial/Industrial/Land local authority search: £155.00 plus vat £27.60
  • Optional printed Part 2 questions: all £15.00 each (including Q22) plus VAT £3.00
  • Additional parcels: £11.00 each plus VAT £2.20
  • LLC1 only: £17.00 each non VAT
  • Extra one off questions £20.50 plus VAT £4.10

General advice

Please ensure that the correct payment is made (shown above) and can be made by cheque or our Pay It Online service. We will carry out a check to establish that the property is within the borough, that the fees are correct, and that all necessary forms and plans have been included. A VAT receipt for payment will be returned with the completed search. We aim to return searches within 10 working days.

Email: locallandcharges@tamworth.gov.uk.
Tel: 01827 709257.
Cheques should be sent to: Land Charges, Tamworth Borough Council, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ.

Personal Searches

As an alternative to carrying out an Official Search undertaken by council staff, customers can opt to carry out a personal search of the Local Land Charges register. Requests can be made by email: locallandcharges@tamworth.gov.uk. Email must contain full postal address and a plan showing the boundary of the property, clearly marked in red.
 

Local Authorities (Charges for Property Searches) Regulations 2008: 
(summary of the number of requests, total income and costs associated with granting access to property records - 2016/17).

Item

Number of Requests

Total Income Received

Total Cost

Residential

     

Full Local Authority Search (LLC1 and CON29R)

362

£42,716

£42,716

LLC1

22

£374

£374

Q1.1 f-h Building Regulations

383 (chargeable)

£3,447

£3,447

Commercial/Industrial

     

Full Local Authority Search (LLC1 and CON29R)

76

£11,780

£11,780