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Local land charges

Explains who maintains registers and provides the search service regarding local land charges and common land and village greens. When a search is required, cost of a search (to the public and the council), how the service works and who can use the service.

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.

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 on potentially contaminated land, and other environmental issues, please see our land pollution page.

What is the cost of a search?

As of 31 March 2017 following HMRC's decisions that CON29R and CON29O products submitted to the Local Authority are considered to be subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%, we will be increasing our fees for the CON29R and CON29O by 20%. The statutory LLC1 Official Search Certificate of Search is unaffected by this change.  

Our new fees are detailed below:

Search Charge VAT Total

Residential LLC1 - Local Land Charges Register only

£30.00

none

£30.00

Commercial LLC1 - Local Land Charges Register only  

£40.00

none

£40.00

Residential CON29R (required form)

£100.00

£20.00

£120.00

Commercial** CON29R (required form)

£120.00

£24.00

£144.00

Residential* full standard search (LLC1 + CON29R)

£130.00

£20.00

£150.00

Commercial** full standard search (LLC1 + CON29R)

£160.00

£24.00

£184.00

CON29O (optional form) each enquiry 4-21

£20.00

£4.00

£24.00

CON29O (optional form) enquiry 22 CLVG

£14.00

£2.80

£16.80

Each additional enquiry (your own question)

£30.00

none

£30.00

Additional parcel of land

£9.30

£1.86

£11.16

Personal inspection of Registers

£0.00

none

£0.00

Public Inspection

£0.00

none

£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)

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

Below are the total costs to the council for carrying out searches in the last financial year:

LLC1 Actual Costs 2015/16

   Residential (76%)  Commercial (24%)  Total              
Actual cost £57,394 £18,532 £75,926
Number of searches 1,595 515 2,110
Actual cost per search £36 £36

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CON29 Actual Costs 2014/15

   Residential (75%)  Commercial (25%)  Total              
Actual cost  £172,110 £58,916 £231,027
Number of searches 1,484 508 1,992
Actual cost per search  £116 £116

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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) 

What are the estimated costs to the council in carrying out searches for this financial year?

Below are the estimated costs to the council for this financial year:

LLC1 Estimated Costs 2016/17

   Residential (76%)  Commercial (24%)  Total              
Projected cost £47,850 £20,600 £68,450
Projected volumes 1,595 515 2,110
Projected fee £30 £40


CON29 Estimated Costs 2016/17

 


Residential (75%) Commercial (25%)  Total
Projected cost £148,400 £60,960 £209,360
Projected volumes 1,484 508 1,992
Projected fee £100 £120



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)

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 24 hours in advance.

How can I request a search?

To request a local land charges search please complete an online request form by clicking on the button below:

Local land charges request form