Local Land Charges and searches

We hold the Local Land Charges register which contains charges, orders and prohibitions about land and properties. These entries are legally binding on all owners of the land so a search is often required when you purchase any property.

Some of the most common charges and prohibitions are:

  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • Enforcement notices
  • Conservation areas
  • Listed Buildings

Our search service has moved

From Monday 8 January 2024 we no longer provide an official Local Land Charges search service.

Our Local Land Charges register has moved to the HM Land Registry’s national register. You can now access a new digital service through Portal, Business Gateway and the HM Land Registry on GOV.UK external link.

Con 29 enquiries

Leeds City Council continues to provide replies to Con29 enquiries. If you purchase a Con29 search from us, we can provide a verified and guaranteed Personal Search report, at no extra cost.

Email LandPSS@leeds.gov.uk for more information.

Applying for a local authority search

There a few different ways you can apply for a search. These include:

24 hour search service

We offer an optional search service where we guarantee a return to your search request within 24 hours.

View our Land and Property search fees and charges.

To request a search be processed using this service please state expedited service required in the subject of your email.

Terms and conditions
  • your request must come through to us between 8:30am and 4pm on a working day
  • the subject of your email will clearly state expedited service required
  • the service will return your request within 24 hours from the time of receipt of your email
  • if we do not get a delivery failure message when replying then we will assume the search results have been successfully emailed to you
  • if we are unable to return your search results within 24 hours we will reimburse the additional fee to you and you will only be charged the standard rate
  • we aim to supply all of the search requests we receive within a maximum of three working days and the new expedited service will not impact on this

Searching in person

You can search the Local Land Charges register in person by appointment only at the city centre community hub in Merrion House.

Please email LandPSS@leeds.gov.uk to book or for more information.

Additional information for applications

If you are completing LLC1 or Con29 forms, make sure to include the correct Land and Property search fee.

The NLIS are regulated and approved by the government.

Environmental Information Regulations requests

Alternatively, you can make a request under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). There is no fee for this service. 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

You can also email dpfoi@leeds.gov.uk.

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

Regulated Local Authority Searches or Personal Local Authority Searches

Be aware that private companies sometimes compile their own search reports, and these are often identified as ‘Regulated Local Authority Searches’ or ‘Personal Local Authority Searches’. These searches are usually compiled based on information that is freely available on the council web page or through other statutory registers. These searches are ‘regulated’ by trade associations. If you have any queries about these search reports please contact your provider. The council will not comment on the contents of private search reports.          

The official search service, provided by the council, takes at the most three working days. All official searches are covered by the councils own insurance policy.          


Copy documents

If you need a copy of any documents please contact us and quote your Local Land charges reference number. If you can’t find your reference number there will be a charge otherwise the service is free.

Search fees

Land and Property Search service fees 2023 to 2024:

Standard service

Standard service
Type of searchBasic feeVATTotal fee
Standard Search (Forms LLC1 and Con29R submitted together)£66.50£10.40£76.90
Additional parcel fee (per parcel)£5£0.50£5.50
Form LLC1 Official Search of the Register£14.50N/A£14.50
Form LLC1 Official Search of individual part of the Register only£10N/A£10
Form Con29 Enquires of the Local Authority£52£10.40£62.40
Form Con29O Enquires of the Local Authority£8.50£1.70£10.20
Additional written enquiry£10N/A£10
Plan showing extent of adopted highways£18.50N/A£18.50
Schemes information and plan£27N/A£27

Expedited service

Expedited service
Type of searchBasic feeVATTotal fee
Standard Search (Forms LLC1 and Con29R submitted together)£88.45£14.79£103.24
Additional parcel fee (per parcel)£5£0.50£5.50
Form LLC1 Official Search of the Register*£19.29£0.96£20.25
Form LLC1 Official Search of individual part of the Register only*£13.30£0.66£13.96
Form Con29 Enquires of the Local Authority£69.16£13.83£82.99
Form Con29O Enquires of the Local Authority (per enquiry)£11.31£2.26£13.57
Plan showing extent of adopted highways£24.61£1.22£25.83
Schemes information and plan£35.91£1.78£37.69

*VAT applies to expedite element only            


Other fees

Other land and property search fees
Type of searchFee
Registration of a charge in Part XI of the Register£35
Filing a definitive certificate of the Lands Tribunal under Rule 10(3) of the Local Land Charges Rules 1977£15
Filing a judgment, order or application for the variation or cancellation of an entry in Part XI of the Register £15
Inspection of documents filed under Rule 10 of the Local Land Charges Rules 1977 in respect of each parcel of landFree
Office copy of any entry in the register (not including a copy or extract of any plan or document filed pursuant to these rules)Free
Personal searchFree

Guidance on buying and selling your home

For more advice and guidance, Gov.uk has information on how to buy a home external link and how to sell a home external link.

Contact us


0113 378 4306
(9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)



City centre community hub
Merrion House
110 Merrion Centre

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