The act was introduced to ensure that purchasers of land and property were aware of any obligations that are enforceable against successive owners by local authorities under various statutes.
A Local Land Charge is a: -
Restriction/prohibition on land/property or a financial charge. Binding on successive owners or occupiers, Normally a creation of statute. The Local Land Charges register comprises of twelve parts as follows:-
Local Land Charges originate from various sources within the council (Planning, Legal etc.) and also originate from external sources such as, water authorities, highway agency, county councils etc. Part 11 charges are the only charges where members of the public can apply to register a charge.
Listed below are some common charges that appear on the Local Land Charges Register: -