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Local land charges

What does the local land charges team do?

The local land charges team provides the following services:

  • Maintains the Local Land Charges Register as required under the Local Land Charges Act 1975 and the Rules of 1997
  • Provides a comprehensive Local Land Charges search service which involves the completion and compilation of a Local Land Charges certificate and Form CON 29 for house and land purchases or re-mortgages within the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Provides access to the Register for public inspection, (in particular for personal searches)
  • Maintains the Register of Common Land and Village Greens and provide access to the Register for searches and public inspection

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When is a search required?

A Local Authority search is required in connection with the purchase of any land/property within the East Riding of Yorkshire. A search is usually instigated by a client's Solicitor.

If you require information about potentially contaminated land and other environmental issues please see our land pollution page.

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What is the cost of a search?

As of 6 April 2011 the following local land charge fees are applicable:
 Search  Charge

Residential LLC1 - Local Land Charges Register only

£30.00

Commercial LLC1 - Local Land Charges Register only  

£40.00

Residential CON29R (required form) £100.00
Commercial** CON29R (required form) £120.00
Residential* full standard search (LLC1 + CON29R) £130.00
Commercial** full standard search (LLC1 + CON29R) £160.00
CON29O (optional form) each enquiry 1-21 £20.00
CON29O (optional form) enquiry 22 CLVG £14.00
Each additional enquiry (your own question) £30.00
Additional parcel of land £9.30
Common Land and Village Green searches - official search £14.00
Personal inspection of Registers £0.00

Public Inspection

£0.00

*Residential
Domestic dwellings including houses, bungalows and self contained flats either in residential or holiday use where the vendor is a private individual. Also includes individual building plots for residential properties where the site is either currently vacant or under construction.

**Commercial
All other types of search.

National Land Information

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is electronically linked to the National Land Information Service (NLIS). LLC1 and CON29 searches can be submitted to Local Land Charges using this service. The NLIS channel providers are:

Searchflow (external website)

Thames water property searches (external website)

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What are the costs to the council in carrying out searches?

Below are the total costs to the council from 2012/13.

LLC1 Actual Costs 2013/14

   Residential (90%)  Commercial (10%)  Total              
Actual cost 2013/14 £13,743 £2,494 £16,237
Number of searches 2012/13 281 51  332
Actual cost per search £49 £49 

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CON29 Actual Costs 2013/14

   Residential (60%)  Commercial (40%)  Total              
Actual cost 2013/14  £189,423 £52,414 £241,837
Number of searches 2012/13  1,807  500  2,307
Actual cost per search  £105 £105

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National Land Information

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is electronically linked to the National Land Information Service (NLIS). LLC1 and CON29 searches can be submitted to Local Land Charges using this service. The NLIS channel providers are:

Searchflow (external website)

Thames water property searches (external website)

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What are the estimated costs to the council in carrying out searches for 2014/15?

Below are the estimated costs to the council for 2013/14:

LLC1 Estimated Costs 2014/15

   Residential (90%)  Commercial (10%)  Total              
Projected cost 2014/15 £8,430 £2,040 £10,470
Projected volumes 2014/15 281 51 332
Projected fee 2014/15 £30 £40

  

CON29 Estimated Costs 2014/15

   Residential (60%)  Commercial (40%)  Total              
Projected cost 2014/15  £180,700 £60,000 £240,700
Projected volumes 2014/15 1,807  500  2,307
Projected fee 2014/15  £100 £120 

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National Land Information

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is electronically linked to the National Land Information Service (NLIS). LLC1 and CON29 searches can be submitted to Local Land Charges using this service. The NLIS channel providers are:

Searchflow (external website)

Thames water property searches (external website)

 

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Is the service provided by the local land charges team open to the public?

Yes. The local land charges team can be contacted by the following means:

Email: landcharges@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393170

In writing to:

Local Land Charges
Legal Services
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA
 
We are open Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.30pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays)

Appointments must be made at least 24hrs in advance.

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How can I request a search?

To request a local land charges search please complete a request form by clicking on the form below.

Local Land Charges Request Form (opens in new window)

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