Submit a local authority search

Your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will submit the search application with the appropriate fee to us. 

How to submit a search online

We joined the digital Local Land Charges service managed by HM Land Registry (HMLR) in October 2021 and that service now provides LLC1 search responses.   You can access HMLR searches via the new digital service through your portal account, Business Gateway and on GOV.UK.

We continue to provide CON29 responses to our customers on payment of the appropriate fee.  Search requests can be made using the National Land Information Service (NLIS) or direct to us (including payment) via our online form.

Fees for local land searches

Search requests will be returned if the fee submitted is incorrect. You can pay online using our website.

If you’re requesting searches on a regular basis, we’re happy to set up an account to invoice you on a monthly basis. Please email for help with this.

Fees for local land searches can be found in our fees and charges documentPlease note, an increase to our fees comes into effect on 1st April 2024. Details are available on our Charges for planning information website.

Please note: Should the search extent area exceed 2km2, additional charges may be incurred.  Furthermore, additional charges may be incurred for every group of parcels of land (e.g. additional costs from external answering organisation).  The service will inform customers at the time of receipt and no further works will be undertaken until confirmation of additional charge agreed.