Official Local Land Charge Searches

The Local Land Charge Section carries out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975. The Law Society encourages the use of official searches and considers that alternative personal searches of the statutory register, disclosing only limited information, should only be undertaken with the approval of the client when time does not permit official searches.

You are advised to confirm with your solicitor or agent that an official search has been undertaken and to inspect the Certificate of Official Search (LLC1).

Your Local Authority Search comprises of:-

LLC1 - the Official Certificate of Search form; this deals with all the registerable charges, for example financial charges (registered against the property by the local authority), improvement grants, tree preservation orders, conditional planning consents and agreements.

CON29R - the Enquiries of Local Authorities form deals with issues such as road schemes, the planning history of the property and various notices which affect the property.

For an Official Local Authority search to be accepted the following must be included:

  • For a search request email your fully completed forms with a location plan of the property/area clearly outlined in red to 
  • The correct postal address including postcode must be quoted.
  • The correct fee (see schedule of fees above) must be made by credit/debit card by calling Stafford Borough Council or by BACS payment, details of which can be obtained on request.

Personal search information can be obtained via an email request sent to The relevant information will be emailed within 48 hours if not before.

This search result of the register is not certified.

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