Local land charges and searches

We hold the Local Land Charges Register which contains charges, orders and prohibitions relating to properties and or land. These entries are legally binding on all owners of the land so a search is usually required when you purchase a property.

Some of the most common are:

  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • enforcement Notices
  • conservation Areas
  • Listed Buildings

Applying for a Local Authority Search

There a few different ways to apply for a search:

  • using the official search service and submitting a Land Search request form (PDF 44KB) or LLC1 and or Con29 Forms (these are available from your solicitor). Please make sure you include the correct Land and Property search fee(PDF 25KB).
  • searching the Local Land Charges Register in person (no fees), based at Merrion House
  • use the National land Information Service (NLIS) who will apply for a search on your behalf. The NLIS are regulated and approved by the government.

Alternatively you can make a request under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), there are no fees. Any EIR request will provide you with the sources of data, it will be up to you to analyse them and find the relevant information. Please send any EIR requests to: A76/Freedom of Information Requests, Legal Services, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR or email mdpfoi@leeds.gov.uk.

We aim to complete our searches within three to five working days

Copy documents

If you need a copy of any documents please email locallandcharges@leeds.gov.uk and quote your Local Land charges reference number. If you can’t find your reference number there will be a charge of £10 otherwise the service is free.

Contact us


0113 3784306
(9:30am to 4pm, Mon to Fri)



City Centre One Stop Centre

Merrion House

110 Merrion Centre

Leeds LS2 8BB