North Lincolnshire Council

Local Land Charges Register

Local land charges

A local land charge is created by either local authorities or other bodies with the powers to do so, known collectively as originating authorities.

Local land charges searches are normally required in the property-buying process. Most local land charges are restrictions or prohibitions on the use of the property or land. The local land charges search will reveal whether a property, or area of land, is subject to a charge if that charge has been registered.

Every local authority in England, with the exception of county councils, is required to hold a local land charges register that records obligations affecting properties within their administrative area. Under the Infrastructure Act 2015 responsibility for the 326 registers will eventually all be transferred to HM Land Registry.

Until that transfer of data takes place, North Lincolnshire Council currently maintains the local land charges register for this area.

In addition to the local land charges register, the council provides responses to the CON29 enquiries of the Local Authority. The CON29 enquiries are not part of the transfer programme to HM Land Registry.

A full Local Authority Search can consist of the following:

  • The LLC1 – official certificate of search from the Local Land Charges Register
  • CON 29 – Enquiries of Local Authority
  • CON 29O – Optional Enquiries

The local land charges register is a statutory register that is maintained by all local authorities throughout England & Wales.

The local land charges register consists of 12 parts which are as follows:

  • Part 1 General financial charges
  • Part 2 Specific financial charges
  • Part 3 Planning Charges
  • Part 4 Miscellaneous charges
  • Part 5 Fenland ways maintenance charges
  • Part 6 Land compensation charges
  • Part 7 New towns charges
  • Part 8 Civil aviation charges
  • Part 9 Opencast coal charges
  • Part 10 Listed buildings charges
  • Part 11 Light obstruction notices
  • Part 12 Drainage scheme charges

The common obligations protected as local land charges include:

  • Planning permissions (these form the majority of charges)
  • Listed buildings
  • Conservation areas
  • Tree preservation orders
  • Improvement and renovation grants
  • Smoke control areas

The CON29 enquiries of the local authority – include further information to prospective purchases of property or land relating to: – Drainage, Building Control, Environment, Environmental Health, Highways, Planning and Traffic – such as full planning history from 1st August 1977, nearby road schemes, outstanding notices etc.

The CON29O – optional enquiries – enables prospective purchasers of property or land to request even more detailed additional enquiries relating to: -. Road Proposals, Pipelines, Common Land and Town or Village Green etc.

Forms – Solicitors and the Law Society have all the relevant forms.

Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm

Friday 9am to 4.30pm

landcharges@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296246

Land Charges Section
Governance and Partnerships
Legal Services
Civic Centre
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1AB

Local Land Charges Search Fees 2018

DOMESTIC AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

Standard Search fee for an Official Certificate and Enquiries
(LLC1 and CON29)
The total for the Certificate and Enquiries is £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 II ENQUIRIES

Additional Enquiries To be assessed and quoted for individually
CON29O (Optional Enquiries)

Currently enquiries 4 to 22 when submitted with full search

£15 plus £3 VAT per question
CON29O (Optional Enquiries) when submitted on it’s 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 £70.00. If the search process is estimated to exceed the normal timescale then a further £70.00 per hour is required. When applicable, the Local Land Charges Team will advise of the fee required, 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. This authority is not liable for any information that is taken down incorrectly by a Personal Searcher.

The Land Charges Registers are in paper and electronic format at the Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1AB. (The electronic data capture is in current working progress).

HOW CAN I MAKE A PERSONAL SEARCH

Opening  Times

9am to 12 noon – 2pm to 3pm Tuesday to Thursday

Appointments are required

1-hour appointments only are allocated to each Personal Search Company allowing them to carry out as many searches as they wish in that timeframe.

24 hours notice for appointments is normally required, but during quiet periods this may not be necessary.

To book an appointment please telephone: Land Charges Team on 01724 296246.

There is no fee payable for a Personal Search of the Land Charges Register.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING DRAINAGE INFORMATION

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
P.O. Box 10155
Nottingham
NG1 NHQ

Email: – enquiries@seventrentsearches.com

Website address: – www.seventrentsearches.com

Re: Anglian Water: –

Geodesys Conveyancing Searches
P.O. Box 485
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6YB

Email: – customer.service@geodesys.com

Website address: –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 the Council Web-site: – www.northlincs.gov.uk.

For Traffic information please e-mail: traffic@northlincs.gov.uk

For ‘Road Proposals’ within 200 metres of the property please e-mail: darren.cowling@northlincs.gov.uk

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM

All information relating to Planning is available from the Development Management Section based at: Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1AB.

Planning Information from the year 2005 can be viewed/accessed via the Council’s web-site.

Planning Information prior to the year 2005 can be viewed on PC in the reception at North Lincolnshire Council, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

Any Planning related queries please e-mail: planning@northlincs.gov.uk

BUILDING CONTROL TEAM

The Building Control Team is based at: Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1AB.

Appointments / Enquiries

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

E-mail: 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)

Appointments / Enquiries

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

E-mail: 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.

Appointments / Enquiries

E-mail: environmental.health@northlincs.gov.uk

SPATIAL PLANNING TEAM

The Spatial Planning Team is based at: Civic Centre, Ashby Road Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1AB.

All spatial Planning Services are based on the information in the North Lincolnshire

Local Plan (Adopted May 2003). This document can be viewed from the North

Lincolnshire Council web-site and hard copies can be viewed at the Council Offices.

Appointments / Enquiries

E-mail: Spatial.planning@northlincs.gov.uk

PROPERTY ASSETS TEAM

The property Assets Team should be contacted for any enquiries concerning Assets of Community Value, this team is based at: Civic Centre, Ashby Road Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1AB.

Although all properties listed are shown on the council web-site.

Enquiries

E-mail: PropertyAssetTeam@northlincs.gov.uk

DRAINAGE/FLOODING TEAM

The Drainage / Flooding Team should be contacted for any enquiries concerning: Flood, Costal Erosion, Flood Defence and Land Drainage Consents, this team is based at: 8-9 Billet Lane, Normanby Enterprise Park, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9YH.

Enquiries

Email: LLFADrainage@northlincs.gov.uk