Local land charges

If you are purchasing or re-mortgaging a property or land and wish to find out information that may affect it, you can request a Local Land Charges Search. Searches are currently being returned within 8-10 working days.

How do I submit a search request?

Due to COVID-19, please only submit search requests electronically to locallandcharges@hart.gov.uk, as we currently cannot process searches submitted by post.

Please complete the official forms such as the LLC1 and CON29 (they can be obtained from any law stationer), and a good quality plan with the boundaries of the property clearly marked. 

Searches can be submitted:

The cost of a Standard Search (LLC1 & CON29R) submitted this way is £146.

Paper based searches are currently not accepted (they usually cost £181 and take longer to process).

Fees

For a list of all of our charges, please see the LLC fees sheet

Payments can be made online (please specify the search address in the address field).

Please only make the payment online once you have received an email confirming the search has been checked and we are able to proceed.

Drainage

Drainage questions should be addressed to:

Thames Water Property Searches | Clearwater Court | Reading | RG1 8DB
Telephone: 0845 070 9148 

Highways

Any highway questions that cannot be asked on the CON29 R or CON29 O should be addressed directly to:

Highways Management Environment Department | Hampshire County Council |Winchester SO23 8UD

Land Registry

Questions about land ownership or property boundaries is answered by the Land Registry. You can find out more about Land Registry Land Charges on gov.uk.

Personal Searchers

Hart has made an online portal available to help access the Local Land Charges Register. It makes finding most Local Land Charges quicker and easier by showing entries on a map, and it also includes a range of useful search and sorting functions.

Unfortunately, we are unable to ensure the portal is a complete copy of the Local Land Charges Register. The portal therefore must not be relied upon on its own in order to conduct a Local Land Charges search within the Hart district. Hart cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information held on the portal alone and you should take adequate precautions if you wish to rely on the information.

If you are a Personal Search Agent, you may want to use Hart’s online planning portal  and mapping system to verify and cross reference your results. Please read the user guide before using the system. If you are still uncertain about anything that does, or does not appear on a search, please contact the Land Charges team for further assistance either via the feedback form or contact details provided on this page. The Land Charges team will promptly investigate and respond to your enquiry.

Access the Local Land Charges Portal


How to contact Local Land Charges:

Email: locallandcharges@hart.gov.uk  

Phone: 01252 774133

Address: Land Charges Department, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Oxon, OX14 4SB

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