Important changes to carrying out Personal Searches from 5th October 2015
From Monday the 5th of October personal searches will be need to be requested via email at email@example.com. The Local Land Charges office will no longer be open to the public.
To ensure that your search request is successful, you will need to attach the plan clearly showing the area you wish the search to be carried out on. Any requests received without this information, will be returned to you.
Please be assured that your search request will be returned to you within a maximum of 2 working days.
The results will not be checked by Leeds City Council. Any results issued will be for use at your interpretation and we will not be held liable for how the information is interpreted or used subsequently.
You are also able to request information under the Environmental Information regulations 2004, should you wish to do this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Local Land Charges team maintain the Local Land Charges Register and are also responsible for processing local authority searches.
To obtain information from us in respect the Local Land Charges Register and the Con29 (Enquiries of the Local Authority) you can use the one of the methods shown below.
- Official Search service – submission of official search form(s) and required fees
- Making a Personal Search of the Local Land Charges Register (available for public inspection, no fee payable)
- By making the request under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) (for data that would be used to answer enquires referred to in Con29R/O Forms).
Official Search Services – Fees charged
Search of the Local Land Charges Register – Form LLC1
This reveals all registrable charges e.g. financial charges, tree preservation orders, conservation area orders, smoke control and planning applications (which have been approved with conditions from 1 August 1977). As part of the official search service all entries, including planning applications are checked to ensure that they relate to the property/site in the original search request. For fees please see downloadable fee list.
Enquiries of the Local Authority (2007 edition) – Form Con29R
Enquiries 1 to 3 deal with enquiries relating to planning, highways and environmental services which may affect the property or land. Relevant information is interpreted and analysed, and the responses are checked by various teams across the council.
Optional Enquiries of the Local Authority (2007 edition) – Form Con29O
Enquiries 4 to 22 are charged for individually and we will only reply if the applicant places a tick in the appropriate box on the front of the form. You will need to send two copies of each form to our office with the fees.
All the above products are supplied with the assurance that relevant background information has been interpreted and analysed where necessary, and that responses have been checked by officers of this council. You will normally get your results within 2 to 3 working days.
Leeds downloadable search request form
You can submit search requests using Forms LLC1 and the Con29R/O using the post, DX, fax or e-mail. To make it easier to submit searches direct and reduce paperwork, we have created a Leeds City Council search request form. This is a shortened version of the LLC1 and Con29 that contains all the information we require to process a search. The form and guidance in pdf format can be downloaded from the Documents section on this page.
For search fees 2015/2016 please see the Documents section.
Where to send an official local search request:
Local Land Charges
Leeds City Council
Please note, as of 01 August 2015 we will no longer use DX
Telephone: 0113 2474015
Fax 0113 224 3279
Other Search/Information request options
Personal Search of the Local Land Charges Register – public inspection
Any member of the public can carry out a Personal Search of the Local Land Charges Register. The register can be inspected during the following times:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
- Wednesday: 10:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
No fees are payable for inspection. It is the responsibility of the individual carrying out the Personal Search to make their own notes. A print-out of each Personal Search can be obtained, priced at 10p per numbered page.
To carry out a Personal Search you will need to visit the Local Land Charges office at the following address:
Local Land Charges
St George House
40 Great George Street
Leeds LS1 3DL
Make a request under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) (for data that would be used to answer enquires referred to in Con29R/O Forms).
You may submit an EIR request to this authority, either in writing or verbally, stating what information you require. If submitting the request in writing please send to: A76/Freedom of Information Requests
Property, Finance and Technology
Leeds LS1 1UR
OR email your request to email@example.com
Please be aware that a request made under EIR is a request for information only.
We will not provide specific responses to enquiries, and we will not interpret information for you. We will not be liable for how you interpret or use that information subsequently.