Local Authority

Thanks to our relationship with National Land Information Service (NLIS) we offer electronic connectivity to every Local Authority in both England and Wales. So not only do you get direct access to essential information – you receive details of turnaround times too. Plus, we also provide a personal search alternative if this is your preference.

There are various search options and all provide crucial information about the development potential of a property.

There are two basic parts of a Local Authority search. Firstly, there's the LLC1, this brings up all entries on the Local Land Charge Register.

Then there’s the CON29R. This search covers thirteen different subjects, highlighting things like planning applications and restrictions on development – crucial to understanding the potential of a property. They also unveil building control history, plus details of nearby road development schemes.

The CON20O is an extended search and offers optional enquiries on areas such as public rights of way, pipelines, disputes and boundaries, even pollution notices.

The majority of these local authority searches are carried out by an official team at the relevant local council office. They are known as Official Searches.

However, some developers prefer to use personal searches where a third party is granted direct access to the Council's records to collate their own report.

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