Local land charges search
A local land charges search lets you search the local land charges (LLC) register and get information held by various departments of the council.
- 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.
- a full official local authority search (LLC1 and CON29)
- a personal search
Full local authority search
LLC1 (Official Certificate of Search form)
- conditional planning consents
- tree preservation orders
- planning agreements
- listed buildings and
- some enforcement issues
CON29 (Enquiries of Local Authorities form)
This covers issues that aren’t registrable, like:
- planning history
- road schemes
- radon affected areas and
- various notices which affect the property
How to get a full search
Due to HMRC’s recent directive, VAT is now to be included on CON29 searches and optional enquiries. LLC1 is exempt.
For ease of reference, and assisting in the process of calculating VAT, please could you clearly mark fees to be paid on the front of all your emailed search requests. In doing so, valuable time will be saved, which will avoid unnecessary delays in returning search results.
Please do not send any payment until requested to do so. You will be invoiced separately by email.
- residential: £100 by email
- commercial £140 by email
The LLC Register (LLC Report) is now available to view in an electronic format.
The report is held on the highway pcs in the Reception area of Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN.
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.
Agents and members of the public are able to make their own notes from these records, free of charge.
How to carry out a personal search
There is no need to book an appointment.
The LLC Report can be viewed anytime during normal office hours.
A screenshot guide is available for use on site. The pcs are unmanned so if you encounter any problems, please contact LLC on:
Tel: 0117 922 3506
Tel: 0117 922 3967
- 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 (CH 3PS)
Bristol City Council
PO Box 3176
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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