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.
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. To find the district council serving the property (and contact information), enter the postcode 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.
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 2020, the fees for this set of questions is £28.57+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.
From 1 April 2020, the fee for question 22 is £12.77+VAT. The other optional questions are currently free of charge.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to use this online service or if you have any other questions regarding Norfolk County Council information answered as part of the CON29 or CON29O replies .
You can also request CON29 information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. You can either request that facilities are made available to inspect the information at our offices (for which no charge is made) or request that copies are sent to you by email or in an alternative form or format (for which a reasonable charge is made in accordance with the regulations). Please see our Schedule of Charges. Please note that this is a not a certified search result and therefore no warranty is given in respect of this information. The information is supplied on the basis that the Authority reasonably believes this information to be up to date and accurate in accordance with regulation 5(4), and therefore the reliance placed on this information should be limited accordingly.
To inspect the Register of Common Land and Town or Village Greens, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.