Local Land Charges

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Can the Council tell me who owns a certain piece of land or a boundary?

Answer: No - this is dealt with by Land Registry –
visit www.landreg.gov.uk or telephone 0844 892 1111 - Related Link

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Question: Can I pay extra to expedite a search and speed up the process?

Answer: Unfortunately we do not provide this service.

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Question: Is the Local Land Charges department able to receive searches electronically?

Answer: Yes – we are connected to NLIS at Level 2 and TM Search Choice Limited. We are able to receive Searches electronically together with a BACS payment. Completed searches are dispatched electronically.




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Question: Does the Council answer drainage enquiries in respect of the drainage search needed when buying a house?

Answer: No - you need to contact Southern Water - visit www.southernwater.co.uk/property-and-developers/property-searches or telephone 0845 270 0212.
- Related Link

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Question: Can we collect an urgent Search result?

Answer: Yes – by arrangement. Please telephone 01983 821000 to establish progress of Search. Before collection, authorisation from the original applicant is required



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Question: How do I obtain copies of documents that have been revealed on a search?

Answer: If you require a copy of a Local Land Charge document (ie. revealed in connection with the LLC1) please contact the relevant department shown under Inspection Address on the LLC1 schedule. NB. An additional fee may be payable.

If a copy of a Planning Decision Notice is required please contact 01983 823552 quoting the relevant Application Number (TCP...). NB. An additional fee may be payable.

If a copy of a Legal Agreement is required please contact the Legal department on 01983 821000. NB. An additional fee may be payable.


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Question: How much does a Common Land and Village Green search cost?

Answer: The Common Land and Village Green search is now part of the full search and is question 22 on the CON29 Optional form at a fee of £13.20*. Question 22 can also be sent in separately at a fee of £26.40*.
* Includes 20% VAT

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Question: How much does an official local authority search cost?

Answer: For both residential and commercial properties a standard search (LLC1 and Con 29R Enquiries) costs £170.20*, and an LLC1 only search costs £19.00. Con 29 Optional questions cost £13.20* each. Additional Parcels of land are £18.80* each, up to a maximum of 13 parcels.
*Prices include 20% VAT on the Con29 element.

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Question: Who do I send a Local Authority search to?

Answer: Please forward all relevant paperwork, together with the relevant payment, to the Local Land Charges Section, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.

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Question: Does a plan need to be submitted with the search request?

Answer: Yes please, if one is available please send a copy.

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Question: How long does a Local Land Charges Search take?

Answer: We aim to complete Searches within an average of 10 working days.

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