Local Land Charges
From 26 June 2020 East Lindsey District Council's Local Land Charges Register has moved to HM Land Registry. We will only accept CON29 Searches from this date.
CON29 Search Form
The CON29 Search Form is usually requested by solicitors or licensed conveyancers, although private individuals or organisations can also apply for such information. Form CON29 is a standard legal questionnaire and the information comes from various Council Departments. The content of Part 1 of the Local Authority CON29 Search (known as CON29R) consists of four main areas:
· Planning permissions history
· Building Control history
· Highways status and proposed works
· Environmental Health notices
Part 2 of the CON29 Form (known as CON29O) consists of optional enquiries including pipelines, environmental notices, pollution notices and Common Land.
Full details of all our CON29 search fees can be found below on this webpage.
Local Land Charges Search (LLC1)
This consists of a search of the Local Land Charges Register. The form LLC1 relates to all subsisting Local Land Charges (e.g. conditional planning consents, tree preservation orders, listed buildings and financial entries where money is owed to the Council when work has been carried out on the property).
Local Land Charges searches in the East Lindsey area are obtained from HM Land Registry
The CON29 and LLC1 Searches are your assurance that there are no outstanding issues or restrictions that may affect the property that you are buying or your subsequent use and enjoyment of that property.
How Do I Submit a CON29 Search Request?
CON29 Searches can be submitted in a number of ways:
· via post to the Local Land Charges Team
· via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· via NLIS Portal (the National Land Information Service)
· via the TM search portal
Please submit the completed form with a good quality plan with the boundaries of the property clearly marked.
CON29 Component Data
Access to Information for the CON29R - Enquiries of Local Authority Form
In complying with Government guidance issued in January 2008, this Council is committed to providing access to all publicly available records held by the Council and all unrefined data required to complete the CON29R enquiries of the Local Authority form.
Some of the CON29 information is held on public registers (e.g. the Planning Register) or by other authorities (e.g. the Highways Department of Lincolnshire County Council). Further information on where such information can be obtained is available in our guidance leaflet available from the Local Land Charges Team.
CON29R Information That is Not Publicly Available
The information needed to answer the following CON29R questions that are not held publicly are:
- 1.1(J) (K) (L) Building Regulations
- 3.3 Drainage Matters
- 3.5 Railway Schemes
- 3.7 Outstanding notices
- 3.8 Contravention of building regulations
- 3.9(J) (K) Notices, orders, directions and proceedings under Planning Acts
- 3.11(B) Unimplemented Conservation Areas
- 3.12 Compulsory Purchase
- 3.13 Contaminated land
- 3.15 Assets of Community Value
How to apply for a CON29R Component Data (EIR)
The non-public data (held by this Authority) in relation to questions 3.3, 3.5, 3.9(K), 3.10, 3.11(B) and 3.15 can be found by following the instructions in the 'EIR Requests' document at the foot of this webpage.
Under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) if you wish to inspect the remaining non -public data (held by this Authority) needed for a CON29R please make a written application (using the form supplied by the Local Land Charges Team). The application should include the following:
- The full address of the property required (including post code)
- Plan of the property/land in question clearly marked at 1250 or 2500 scale
- The numbers of the CON29R questions required.
Good Practice Guidance for Local Authorities and Personal Searchers
In 2008 the Government Published a Good Practice Guide for Local Authorities and personal searchers. The guidance sets out good practice regarding records held by Local Authorities for inclusion in a property search. This guidance was developed by a Working Group compromising of representatives of local government, property search companies and central government. Our Local Land Charges Team operates in accordance with the guidance. A copy of the good practice guidance can be found under Related Documents on this webpage.
Migration of Local Land Charges Data to HM Land Registry (HMLR)
HM Land Registry (HMLR) is working in partnership with Local Authorities in England to standardise and migrate Local Land Charges register information to one accessible place.
Our Local Land Charges data has now been migrated to HMLR and so you will no longer be able to get Local Land Charge search results from this Authority. This includes personal searches of the register.
You can access the HMLR Local Land Charge Service through your HM Land Registry portal account, business gateway and on the GOV.UK website:
Guidance on the HMLR Local Land Charge service can be found on the GOV.UK website here:
For information on the migration project visit the HMLR Local Land Charges programme page:
The benefits, for the customer, of us moving our Local Land Charges data to this service include:
· standard fee for each search, providing a reduction to the current national average price.
· instant online search results with 24/7 access to the data.
· search history dashboard giving you access to your previous searches at any time.
Important: Remember to pay only the required fee of £85.20 when submitting a Standard CON29 Enquiry Form (with no optional enquiries or additional parcels of land) to us after 26 June 2020. Of course if your CON29 search does include optional enquiries or additional parcels of land then you will need to pay the normal top up fees detailed elsewhere on this webpage.
Local Authority Searches Team of the Year Award 2021
We are pleased to say that our Land Charges Team have been shortlisted in the finalists for the Local Authority Searches Team of the Year Award 2021 for the consistent improvement of the service during the pandemic along with the go live to HM Land Register.
The Local Land Data Awards celebrate the very best that the Local Land Charges community has to offer, highlighting the work and achievements of local authority Local Land Charges teams which carry out the land and property searches required for conveyancing transactions in England and Wales.