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
  • LLC1 only: £30
  • Con29 only: £69

Non-residential searches

  • Full search (CON29 and LLC1): £200
  • LLC1 only: £35
  • Con29 only: £165

Fees for individual questions (residential)

  • Q.1.1.a-e Planning decision: £22*
  • Q.1.1.f-h Building regulations (1997 onwards): £11
  • Q.1.2 Planning designations and proposals:£7*
  • Q.3.5 Nearby railway schemes: £7
  • Q.3.7 Outstanding notices: £11*
  • Q.3.8 Contravention of building regulations: £3
  • Q.3.9 Notices, orders, directions and proceedings under Planning Act: £7*
  • Q.3.10 Conservation area: £3*
  • Q.3.12 Contaminated land: £3*
  • Q.3.13 Radon gas: £3
  • Please note, questions marked * can be carried out in person for free at our Frog Lane office.

Fees for individual questions (non-residential)

  • Q.1.1.a-e Planning decision: £36
  • Q.1.1.f-h Building regulations (1997 onwards): £35
  • Q.1.2 Planning designations and proposals:£32
  • Q.3.5 Nearby railway schemes: £15
  • Q.3.7 Outstanding notices: £34
  • Q.3.8 Contravention of building regulations: £15
  • Q.3.9 Notices, orders, directions and proceedings under Planning Act: £16
  • Q.3.10 Conservation area: £3
  • Q.3.12 Contaminated land: £3
  • Q.3.13 Radon gas: £3

Optional enquiries

  • Q4. Road proposals by private bodies: £30
  • Q5.  Public paths or byways: £30
  • Q6.  Advertisements: £30
  • Q7.  Completion notices: £30
  • Q8.  Parks and countryside: £30
  • Q9.  Pipelines: £30
  • Q10.  Houses in multiple occupation: £30
  • Q11.  Noise abatement: £30
  • Q12.  Urban development areas: £30
  • Q13.  Enterprise zones: £30
  • Q14.  Inner urban improvement areas: £30
  • Q15. Simplified planning zones: £30
  • Q16. Land maintenance notices: £30
  • Q17. mineral consultation areas: £30
  • Q18. Hazardous substances consents: £30
  • Q19.  Environmental and pollution notices: £30
  • Q20. Food safety notices: £30
  • Q21. Hedgerow notices: £30
  • Q22. Common land & town or village green: £30
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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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