Local land charges and fees

If you are thinking about buying a home or business property in Lichfield District, as part of the buying process, you are encouraged to submit a search on the property to identify any restrictions or legal obligations that may be associated with the property and imposed by a council or government body.

This search is normally applied for on your behalf by your solicitor and is covered by the legal fees that he or she charges, although you can, if you wish, request the search yourself.

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About land searches

The search looks at twelve main areas, or 'charges' (restrictions) and checks whether or not any of these apply to the property you are intending to buy, these are:

  • General financial charges
  • Specific financial charges
  • Planning charges
  • Miscellaneous charges
  • Fenland ways maintenance charges
  • Land compensation charges
  • New towns charges
  • Civil aviation charges
  • Opencast coal charges
  • Listed building charges
  • Light obstruction notices
  • Drainage scheme charges

This service should not be confused with the district land registry, if you have an enquiry that relates to ownership of the land you should direct yourself to the Land Registry website.

For more information about our local land charges search, please download this leaflet.

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Request a search

To request any of the following searches (either residential or non-residential) please complete our online application for a land charges search form. The form can be used for:

  • Full official search (CON29+LLC1)
  • LLC1 search
  • CON29 search (not including LLC1)
  • Personal search of the LLCR
  • Personal search information pack

If you would prefer to make an application by post, fax or email, you can you can download a land charges search application form and email it to landcharges@lichfielddc.gov.uk, fax it to 01543 308068, or send it to Land Charges, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield WS13 6YU.

You must submit appropriate payment and plans (if appropriate) before the search will be carried out, as detailed on the form.

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Request answers to individual questions

To request answers to individual questions on the CON29, please complete our online personal search application form.

If you would prefer to make an application by post, fax or email, you can you can download a land charges search application form and email it to landcharges@lichfielddc.gov.uk, fax it to 01543 308068, or send it to Land Charges, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield WS13 6YU.

You must submit appropriate payment and plans (if appropriate) before the search will be carried out, as detailed on the form.

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What you will pay

Residential searches

  • Full Search (CON29 and LLC1): £99 exc VAT, £112.80 inc VAT
  • LLC1 only: £30 - VAT exempt
  • Con29 only: £69 exc VAT, £82.80 inc VAT

Non-residential searches

  • Full Search (CON29 and LLC1): £200 exc VAT, £233 inc VAT
  • LLC1 only: £35 - VAT exempt
  • Con29 only: £165 exc VAT, £198 inc VAT

Fees for individual questions (residential)

(Please note, questions marked * can be carried out in person for free at our Frog Lane office)

  • Q.1.1.a-e Planning Decision: £22 exc VAT, £26.40 inc VAT *
  • Q.1.1.f-h Building Regulations (1997 onwards): £35 exc VAT, £42 inc VAT
  • Q.1.2 Planning Designations and Proposals: £7 exc VAT, £8.40 inc VAT*
  • Q.3.5 Nearby Railway Schemes: £7 exc VAT, £8.40 inc VAT
  • Q.3.7 Outstanding Notices: £11 exc VAT, £13.20 inc VAT *
  • Q.3.8 Contravention of Building Regulations: £3 exc VAT, £3.60 inc VAT
  • Q.3.9 Notices, Orders, Directions and Proceedings under Planning Act: £7 exc VAT, £8.40 inc VAT *
  • Q.3.10 Conservation Area: £3 exc VAT, £3.60 inc VAT*
  • Q.3.12 Contaminated Land: £3 exc VAT, £3.60 inc VAT *
  • Q.3.13 Radon Gas £3 exc VAT, £3.60 inc VAT

Fees for individual questions (non-residential)

  • Q.1.1.a-e Planning Decision: £36 exc VAT, £43.20 inc VAT
  • Q.1.1.f-h Building Regulations (1997 onwards): £35 exc VAT, £42 inc VAT
  • Q.1.2 Planning Designations and Proposals: £32 exc VAT, £38.40 inc VAT
  • Q.3.5 Nearby Railway Schemes: £15 exc VAT, £18 inc VAT
  • Q.3.7 Outstanding Notices: £34 exc VAT, £40.80 inc VAT
  • Q.3.8 Contravention of Building Regulations: £15 exc VAT, £18 inc VAT
  • Q.3.9 Notices, Orders, Directions and Proceedings under Planning Act: £16 exc VAT, £19.20 inc VAT
  • Q.3.10 Conservation Area: £3 exc VAT, £3.60 inc VAT
  • Q.3.12 Contaminated Land: £3 exc VAT, £3.60 inc VAT
  • Q.3.13 Radon Gas £3 exc VAT, £3.60 inc VAT

Optional enquiries

  • Q4. Road proposals by Private Bodies: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q5.  Public Paths or Byways: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q6.  Advertisements: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q7.  Completion Notices: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q8.  Parks and Countryside: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q9.  Pipelines: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q10.  Houses in Multiple Occupation: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q11.  Noise Abatement: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q12.  Urban Development Areas: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q13.  Enterprise Zones: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q14.  Inner Urban Improvement Areas: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q15. Simplified Planning Zones: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q16. Land Maintenance Notices: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q17. Mineral Consultation Areas: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q18. Hazardous Substances Consents: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q19.  Environmental and Pollution Notices: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q20. Food Safety Notices: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q21. Hedgerow Notices: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
  • Q22. Common Land & Town or Village Green: £30 exc VAT, £36 inc VAT
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Any questions?

If you have any questions, please call our team on 01543 309650, fax us on 01543 308068 or email us at landcharges@lichfielddc.gov.uk


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