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Local Land Charges

Please note, the new telephone number for Local Land Charges is 0113 3784306.

Advance notification - office closure

Please be advised that the Local Land Charges service will be relocating to the Town Hall in February 2016.

To enable this move the office will be closed to the public on Monday 22 February 2016.

The office will re-open to the public at 9am on Tuesday 23 February.

Our new location will be in the Town Hall (full address: Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD).

The building is just a 5 minute walk away from our current location.

When you arrive in the Town Hall follow the signs for Electoral Services with whom we will share a reception area. We are located on the 1st Floor.

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 or
  • Making a Personal Search of the Local Land Charges Register (available for public inspection, no fee payable) and/or
  • 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 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.

Paying for searches

As of 01 February 2016 we operate an invoice system and prepayment is no longer required.

Send your search request through the post or email and you will receive either a telephone call or an email confirming the fee you will be required to pay.

If you confirm to us (by phone or email) that you are happy with the fee, search processing will commence. You will then be sent an invoice within a few days. If you would monthly invoicing please let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements.

For search fees please see the Documents section.

Where to send an official local search request:

By post
Local Land Charges
Leeds City Council
Leeds
LS1 1UR
Email: locallandcharges@leeds.gov.uk
Telephone: 0113 2474015
Fax: 0113 3367120

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. 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
Legal Services
Civic Hall
Leeds LS1 1UR
OR email your request to dpfoi@leeds.gov.uk

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