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Local Land Charges Register

Find out how to apply for a search of the local land charges register.

Local land charges and searches

A local authority search forms part of the standard conveyancing process when you buy land and/or property.

These searches tell you about any restrictions relating to the land or property (for example tree preservation orders, whether the property is listed or in a conservation area) and about any relevant external factors (for example new roads).

We hold the local land charges register which contains charges, orders and prohibitions about land and properties.

Apply for a local authority search

There are a few different ways you can apply for a search. These include:

  • Contact us on landcharges@northlincs.gov.uk with your local authority search documentation
  • Complete LLC1 and or Con29 Forms (these are available from your solicitor)
  • Use the National land Information Service (NLIS) who apply for a search on your behalf
  • searching the local land charges register in person (no fees)
  • We aim to return searches within 10 days

For advice and guidance on buying and selling a home visit how to buy a home on Gov.UK and how to sell a home on Gov.UK.

Domestic and residential properties

Standard search fee for an Official Certificate and Enquiries (LLC1 and CON29) – £108

(This is made up of £30 for the LLC1 and £65 plus £13 VAT for the CON29)

LLC1 only – £30

CON29 only – £65 plus £13 VAT

Additional parcels (land only – each separate parcel of land that has a common boundary) – £15 each (inclusive of VAT)

Part two – enquiries

Additional enquiries – to be assessed and quoted for individually

CON29O (optional enquiries) – enquiries four to 22 when submitted with full search – £15 plus £3 VAT per question

CON29O (optional enquiries) when submitted on its own – £15 plus £3 VAT per question plus a £10 admin fee (inclusive of VAT)

Commercial and industrial premises, agricultural / land and other

The standard fees set out above plus an additional £70.

If the search process is estimated to exceed the normal timescale, then a further £70 per hour is required. The local land charges team will advise of the fee. This is calculated at £70 per hour (inclusive of VAT).

Personal search guidance

Understanding of the personal search processes and the local land charges register is necessary in order to carry out a personal search. It is the responsibility of the person carrying out the personal search to inspect the records available to retrieve the required information. North Lincolnshire Council does not provide written information and does not respond to requests for verbal information. Personal searchers must be equipped to write down all the information they require. We are not liable for any information that is taken down incorrectly by a personal searcher.

How to make a personal search

Please email landcharges@northlincs.gov.uk to apply for access to the land charges registers.

There is no fee payable for a personal search of the land charges registers.

Drainage information enquiries

Drainage records for North Lincolnshire are held by Severn Trent Water and Anglian Water (Geodesys act on behalf of Anglian Water) who can be contacted at the following addresses:

Severn Trent Searches

PO Box 10155
Nottingham
NG1 NHQ

Contact: enquiries@seventrentsearches.com

www.seventrentsearches.com

Anglian Water

Geodesys Conveyancing Searches
PO Box 485
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6YB

Contact: customer.service@geodesys.com

www.geodesys.com

Highways / Traffic

The Highway Development / Traffic teams are based at 8-9 Billet Lane, Normanby Enterprise Park, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9YH.

The Highway adoption records can be viewed on our website.

For traffic information please contact traffic@northlincs.gov.uk

For  road proposals within 200 metres of the property please contact darren.cowling@northlincs.gov.uk

Development Management team

All information relating to planning is available from the Development Management team based at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, PO Box 42, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6XQ.

Planning information from the year 2005 can be viewed on our website.

Planning information prior to the year 2005 can be viewed on the computer in the reception at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6NL.

Contact planning@northlincs.gov.uk for any planning related queries.

Building Control team

The Building Control team is based at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, PO Box 42, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6XQ.

Notice is required for an appointment and notification of properties to be searched against.

Contact: buildingcontrol@northlincs.gov.uk

Environment team

The Environment team is based at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, PO Box 42, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6XQ.

The following registers are held by this department:

  • Public rights of way (definitive map held in paper and electronic form)
  • The common land register (paper form)
  • Tree preservation orders (electronic form)

Notice is required for an appointment and notification of properties to be searched against.

Contact: environment.team@northlincs.gov.uk

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health team is based at Church Square House, High Street, PO Box 42, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6XQ.

Records relating to the following are held by this section:

  • Contaminated land
  • Radon gas
  • Issues relating to housing, public health, health and safety and environmental protection.

For appointments and enquiries contact environmental.health@northlincs.gov.uk

Spatial Planning team

The Spatial Planning team is based at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, PO Box 42, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6XQ.

All spatial planning services are based on the information in the North Lincolnshire

The Local Plan can be viewed on our website and hard copies can be viewed at the council offices.

Contact: Spatial.planning@northlincs.gov.uk

Property Assets team

The Property Assets team should be contacted for any enquiries concerning Assets of Community Value. The team is based at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, PO Box 42, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6XQ.

All properties listed are shown on our website.

Contact: PropertyAssetTeam@northlincs.gov.uk

Drainage / Flooding team

Contact the Drainage / Flooding team for any enquiries concerning flood, coastal erosion, flood defence and land drainage consents. The team is based at 8-9 Billet Lane, Normanby Enterprise Park, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9YH.

Contact: LLFADrainage@northlincs.gov.uk

Contact

landcharges@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296246

Land Charges section
Scunthorpe Central
Carlton Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6TX