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Local land charges searches

How can I request a land search?

A solicitor, licensed conveyancer or personal search company usually applies for a search to be made, but private individuals or organisations can also apply.

Submit searches online 

The National Land Information Service (NLIS) provides electronic access to all the official sources of land and property information across the whole of England and Wales. You can submit Local Authority searches online using their website: www.nlis.org.uk

Other ways to submit searches

To request a land search request, please complete the relevant forms (available through your solicitor) and provide a current plan with the boundary of the property clearly marked.  Please then email them to landcharges@waverley.gov.uk

Once we receive the forms, we will contact you to organise payment.

Privacy notices for forms

LLC1: We will use the information you provide in this form to process your application for a Local Authority Search (LLC1). We will not share any of the information you provide with any third party unless we are required to do so by law. We will keep this information for 12 years.

CON29: We will use the information you provide in this form to process your application for a Local Authority Search (CON29). We will share this information with Building Control, Environmental Services and Surrey County Council where necessary. We will keep this information for 12 years.

CON29O: We will use the information you provide in this form to process your application for a Local Authority Search (CON29O). We will share this information with Environmental Services and Surrey County Council where necessary. We will keep this information for 12 years.

How long does a local land search take?

Search results are taking up to 10 working days to process.

We do not provide a service for expediting searches. All searches are treated equally, so the searches that arrive at our offices sooner will be processed sooner.

If you require an update on the progress of your search, email: landcharges@waverley.gov.uk

Submit new search by 10.30am

The cut off point for accepting new searches each day is 10.30am. If we receive your search request after this time we will begin processing it the following working day.

How much does it cost?

The table below shows the fees for submitting the various forms. All fees include VAT unless stated otherwise.

Type of Search

Fees

LLC1 (submitted alone)

£43 (VAT n/a)

LLC1 (as part of a full search)

£43 (VAT n/a)

CON29

£245

Full Local Authority Search* (LLC1 + CON29)

£288

CON29O enquiries

£18 / question

Additional questions

£27.60 / question

Extra parcels of land (LLC1)

£5 / parcel (VAT n/a)

Extra parcels of land (CON29)

£18 / parcel

 

*A 'full search' consists of the LLC1 and the CON29 submitted together, the fee for which is currently £288 inc VAT.

Guidance on extra parcel of land

Guidance on what an 'extra parcel of land' is can be found on page 2 of the LLC1 form. (If you require a search on a  single property/dwelling within a building, we will not charge for extra parcels provided you have specified on which property/dwelling you require a search)

If you are uncertain about whether your search area contains any extra parcels of land, you can email a scanned copy of your plan to us at landcharges@waverley.gov.uk and we will give you a quote.

For information on how our search fees are determined, you can find the calculations made in the Council's Annual Budget.

Can I cancel my search?

Yes, however once we have received your search, you must tell us that you wish to cancel it by 12pm on the day we start processing it. After this time it will be too late for us to stop the process. The relevant fee payment will be taken for any search submitted to the Local Land Charges team.