Local Land Charges inform potential buyers whether they will inherit any obligations or restrictions on the property, and reveal certain information regarding the property e.g. tree preservation order, or enforcement notice.
Failure to comply with an obligation or restriction may lead to a fine and/or criminal record.
Obligations and restrictions (LLC1 form)
The LLC1 form covers obligations and restrictions on the property imposed by the Local Authority (or other originating Authority) which will be inherited by any subsequent owner e.g. tree preservation order, or listed building status.
- LLC1 only: £25.00 (residential and non-residential)
- LLC1 Additional Parcel: £1.00
You can download LLC1 for free here.
Send the form(s) and two plans showing the location and boundaries of the property in red to be searched against to the Land Charges Team.
Payment can be made by cheque or BACs. The replies to the search will not be released until payment has been received.
Standard enquiries (CON29R form)
The CON29R form covers things like planning history of the property, whether the road is publicly or privately maintained and whether there are any major road or rail proposals in the vicinity.
- CON29R Residential: £90.00
- CON29R Non-residential: £102.00
- CON29R Additional Parcels: £28.80 each
- Access to property records: No charge
You can register to buy a search through either of these two agencies:
Optional enquiries (CON29O form)
CON29O covers information about property like public paths or byways, houses in multiple occupation, hazardous substance consents and common land.
The questions are not relevant to all properties.
- Each enquiry: £15.60 (except question 22 Commons Registration which is £16.80).
- Additional questions by solicitor submitted with searches: £25.20 each.
Oldham Borough falls under United Utilities for drainage.
- Phone: 0845 746 2200
- Website: www.unitedutilities.com
Inspection of the Local Land Charges Register
An inspection of the Local Land Charges Register is a search by a member of the public or by an agent on their behalf.
Inspections are sometimes known as personal searches.
The agent will inspect the Local Land Charges Register and write down the entries.
The Agent must interpret the information given and the officers of the Council are not obliged to interpret the information on their behalf.
There is no charge for a personal property search.
Book an appointment to search
Contact the Land Charges Team the day before to make an appointment (call Friday for Monday morning appointments).
Appointments are available at the following times:
- Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
There is a maximum of 10 searches per appointment.
Legal stationers where you can buy forms
You can buy CON29 and CON29O by contacting a legal stationer.
Laserform International Ltd
Phone: 0192 575 0020
Lexis Nexis (Everyform)
Phone: 0800 007 777
Phone: 0190 836 1166
Shaw & Sons Ltd
Phone: 0132 262 1100