Local land charges searches are normally required in the property-buying process. Most local land charges are restrictions or prohibitions on the use of the property. The local land charges search will reveal whether a property is subject to a charge if that charge has been registered. The property will be subject to it regardless of whether it is registered or not. Other searches will need to be conducted to determine whether a property has an obligation on it.
Responsibility for the 314 registers held by English local authorities will be transferred to HM Land Registry under the Infrastructure Act 2015. This guidance includes information about our consultation on the draft Local Land Charges Rules 2017 and about local authorities’ preparation for the migration of their data.
Added East Lindsesy District Council to the list of local authorities with a transfer date for their local land charges data.
Carlisle City Council added to the list of local authorities with a transfer date for their local land charges data.
We have added new information about live service burdens.
Watford Borough Council added to the list of local authorities with a transfer date for their local land charges data.
Peterborough City Council added to the list of local authorities with a transfer date for their local land charges data.
We've added a video about how the Data Analysis Dashboard tool works to the Local Land Charges Programme guide.
Lambeth Council added to the local authorities list on local land charges programme.
We added a section headed Data preparation about our free Data Analysis Dashboard tool for local authorities.
Searching for local land charges video added to Local Land Charges Programme guidance.
Notice was served to Norwich on 24 June to transfer on 11 July 2019.
Local authority table updated to show the local authorities that have transferred their local land charges data to HM Land Registry’s digital service.
Conditions of use document added.
Video guide added to the Local Land Charges Programme document. Following local authority reorganisations on 1 April 2019, there are now 316 local authorities in England rather than 326.
Local Land Charges data transfer date for the Council of the Isles of Scilly - 17 January 2019 - added.
Added Accounting Officer Memorandum document
Local Land Charges data transfer date for Blackpool Council - 20 November 2018 - added.
Information about the new burdens added and partners list updated.
Local Land Charges data transfer date for City of London Corporation - 8 October 2018 - added.
Ten local authorities added to the list of local authorities that will transfer their local land charges data to HM Land Registry.
Local Land Charges data transfer date for Liverpool City Council - 3 September 2018 - added.
We have amended our information in the Local Land Charges Programme document to clarify what the new Local Land Charges service will provide.
Links to our Local Land Charges practice guide (PG79) and to our Local Land Charges fees guide added.
Transfer date for Warwick District Council - 11 July 2018 - added.
We’ve added a list of the features of the new Local Land Charges (LLC) official search, named the local authorities who will be migrating their LLC data over to HM Land Registry over the summer and added a video which provides an overview of the new LLC service that HM Land Registry will be providing.