A land charges search (or local authority official search) refers to specific information about a particular property and its surrounding area. A search is usually performed when buying a property as part of the conveyancing process by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer.
LLC1 and full CON29 form replies
A solicitor would normally request an official search on behalf of the buyer using the standard legal forms LLC1 and CON29. These are completed by the relevant district council who hold the Land Charges register and other relevant information about the property. For information on how to request an official LLC1 search please contact the district council serving the property. To find the district council (and contact information), enter the post code of the property on the district council finder page.
Norfolk County Council replies to the 7 Norfolk district councils with information held by the County Council (such as road schemes, traffic schemes, public rights of way and common land etc.). Please note that there are some questions on the CON29 form that we do not answer as the district councils hold this information. Some replies are made up of both district council and county council information.
CON29 and CON29O replies of information held by Norfolk County Council only
For companies who just require the Norfolk County Council information that answers or partially answers the following Law Society questions, we offer a direct online service. The questions that we answer are:
From 1 April 2023, the fees for this set of questions is £32.90 + VAT. It is not the intention of this Law Society form to be broken down into single questions so will only be answered as a set of questions for this direct online service.
CON29O - 4, 7, 16, 18, 21, 22
From 1 April 2023, the fee for question 22 is £14.70 + VAT. The other optional questions are currently free of charge.