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Local Land Charges
A Local Land Charge is a restriction or prohibition that is binding on successive owners of a property.
The council’s Local Land Charge section carries out all official searches of the Local Land Charges Register for land and property in Newport, and exists to protect prospective purchasers of property within the area.
The section is responsible for maintaining the Land Charges Register and also holds the register of Common Land and Village Greens.
Local Authority Search
Searches are completed within 5 working days from the date of registration.
A local authority search consists of 2 parts:
This is a search of the Local Land Charges Register and may reveal restrictions on the property which are binding on successive owners e.g. planning permissions, financial charges, tree preservation orders and enforcement notices, listed buildings.
This provides replies to the enquiries on a nationally agreed form together with an Official Certificate of Search.
A full local authority search consists of LLC1 and CON29(R) enquiries.
The information covered by these searches may include:
- compulsory purchase orders
- proposed tree preservation orders
- notices under the Planning, Highways and Public Health Acts not found on any register
- road proposal or schemes (including road widening)
You may also wish to ask optional enquiries such as:
- road proposals by private bodies
- public paths or byways
- enterprise zones
- common land or village greens
To obtain a full search you will need enquiry forms LLC1, CON29(R) and CON29 (O), available from legal stationers.
The forms should be submitted with a plan and the relevant fee as shown below:
Standard search fee
Search of Register only (Form LLC1)
Con 29 (R) only
Additional enquiries on CON29(O)
Additional parcel fee *
*Additional Parcels are properties that have a common boundary, for example a house may have been converted into 2 flats and you may wish to search on the building as a whole.
Instead of submitting two individual searches you could pay an additional fee of £17.00 to include the second address in the same search.
If you are searching on a number of parcels in one area some of the optional enquiries are charged per unit searched.
This is because each individual address is searched in order to answer the enquiry.
You are advised to contact the Land Charges Section to find the correct fee.
Applying for a search
Instruct your solicitor to act on your behalf, as part of the conveyancing process, or contact us for advice using the details below.
We accept searches via Post/DX via the National Land Information Service (opens new website).
Submit a search using the Local Land Charges Search Request form (pdf) via email
Some solicitors may use personal search companies to carry out a local search. Personal search agents and members of the public may inspect the Local Land Charges Register for free.
The authority does not provide any paperwork and it is up to the individual to make notes of any relevant information when inspecting the data.
Con 29 information that is not available on any of the public registers will be supplied as raw data for inspection only or a tailor-made report will be supplied on payment of an administrative fee.
Contact the land charges section to clarify where the information is held and contact the relevant department in writing with your request.
The number of searches a personal search agent may carry out is unlimited.
Appointments are available at the following times and must be booked:
Monday - Thursday
9.30am – 11.00am
11.00am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.30pm
9.30am – 11.00am
11.00am – 12.30pm
Personal search agents who have booked an appointment may arrive at any time during the appointment slot but must leave by the end of the booked time.
Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control some appointment slots are subject to change.
If an appointment has to be cancelled the Land Charges section will arrange a new appointment as near to the original as possible.
For further information please contact:Local Land Charges Section
Newport City Council
DX 99463 Newport (Gwent) 3
Telephone: (01633) 656 656
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