A local land charges search lets you search the local land charges (LLC) register and get information held by various departments of the council.
We keep a register of information on the majority of properties in Bristol. The register includes information about:
- conservation areas
- smoke control zones
- conditional planning permissions
- tree preservation orders
- financial charges
Your solicitor would usually arrange a search when you buy a property or piece of land.
There are two different types of search:
- Full official local authority search (LLC1 and CON29)
- Personal search
Full local authority search
A full local authority search shows information in the register and extra information relevant to the property.
The official search has two parts:
Part 1: LLC1 (Official Certificate of Search form)
- conditional planning consents
- tree preservation orders
- planning agreements
- listed buildings and
- some enforcement issues
Part 2: CON29 (Enquiries of Local Authorities form)
This covers issues that aren't registerable, like:
- planning history
- road schemes
- radon affected areas and
- various notices which affect the property
How to get a full search
Send your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach one location plan. If optional enquiries are required, please specify question numbers. There is no need to send any forms.
Due to HMRC's recent directive, VAT is now to be included on CON29 searches and optional enquiries. LLC1 is exempt.
You must clearly mark fees to be paid at the start of all your emailed search requests so we can calculate the VAT. Otherwise, your request will be delayed.
You'll need to make sure you send us confirmation of payment with your search request to email@example.com We can't process any requests without proof of payment.
We'll supply you with a VAT receipt when you receive your search results.
- residential: £100 by email
- commercial £140 by email
To undertake a personal search of the LLC Register (LLC Report), email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For full planning history please see the online planning register.
Under Rule 7, if an entry has been made in another statutory register, then it doesn't have to be duplicated on the local land charges register.
- a personal search is free
- an assisted personal search costs £22
For purposes of making payment for Assisted Personal Searches, please either:
Post a cheque and list of addresses to:
Local Land Charges (City Hall 3PS)
PO Box 3399
100 Temple Street
Put a cheque and list of addresses in a sealed envelope marked: Internal Mail: Local Land Charges, City Hall, 3PS' and leave with a member of the reception staff at B Bond, Smeaton Road, BS1 6XN, to be placed in the internal mail system.
Completed searches will be mailed back to Create Reception for collection from pigeon hole.
Common land and village greens search
How to apply for a common land and village greens search
Send your request by email to email@example.com.
You can view maps free of charge during normal office hours. Call 0117 922 3506 to make an appointment (two days before you plan to visit).
Wessex Water deal with all drainage enquiries for the Bristol Area. Call 0122 552 6206.
The Coal Authority deals with all mining enquiries for the Bristol Area. Call 0845 762 6848.
pdf Schedule of Registers - PSA advice note Go to index.php?option=com_docman&view=document&alias=2645-schedule-of-registers-psa-advice-note&category_slug=documents&Itemid=159 (opens new window) (76 KB)