Local Land Charges

The Local Land Charges team process local land charges searches which are an important part of the conveyancing process when a property or land is bought/sold or re-mortgaged.

We are a small highly trained team and have significant experience in Local Land Charges in Rutland. We have local knowledge of Planning, Highways and Building Control, we also work closely with Environmental Health, Planning Policy and Parking services.  We have direct access to the data which enables us to provide a fast, accurate, reliable and fully guaranteed service to our customers.

The local land charges register shows restrictions or obligations which are legally passed to successive owners of property/land.

Examples of charges include:

  • Tree Preservation Order
  • Conservation Areas
  • Listed Buildings
  • Conditions imposed on planning permissions
  • Enforcement Notices

The service is not to be confused with Her Majesties Land Registry.  If your enquiry relates to the ownership of land you should direct this to Land Registry (Leicester office) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-land-registry-office-addresses/office-addresses

What types of searches are there?

There are two official types of searches

Form LLC1 – Official Search of the register

This is a search of the register. It shows if there are any charges affecting the property or land.

Form Con 29

This consists of two parts:

  • Standard questions on matters such as local plan policies, planning applications, building regulations.
  • Optional enquiries such as information on advertisements, pipelines and common land and village greens.

How to order an Official Search?

We aim to complete all search requests within 10 working days.  Searches are usually completed in approximately 5-7 workings days.  

You can order your search by emailing landcharges@rutland.gov.uk  by using our search request form . The results will be returned by email to the address supplied on the form.

As well as a fully completed form you must include:

  • A plan showing the extent of the area to be searches clearly outlined in red.
  • Your payment details - please refer to the payments section below.

We also accept searches by the following methods:-

The National Land Information Service(NLIS) 

NLIS is a government initiative which carries the sole mandate of providing electronic official land and property information held by all Local Authorities in England and Wales, as well as other official sources of data, including HMLR, the Coal Authority and water companies.

The NLIS Hub acts as a gateway for conveyancers to access land and property information through one of the NLIS Licensed Channels. The NLIS Hub is regulated by Land Data.

For further information on how to order NLIS searches please click on the link above.

TM search group

Rutland County Council accepts searches submitted through TM Search group where you can send and receive searches electronically.

For further information please click on the link above.

Fees, Payments and Refunds

Fees applicable from 1st April 2021

You can make payments online via our online system on our website and this must be done prior to submitting your search request.

When you pay online you will need to do the following;

  • Select LLC1, CON29 and CON29O searches separately from the ‘type of payment’ drop down menu.
  • Add your own reference number into ‘Web Submission Reference’
  • Transfer the reference number you supplied along with the receipt number to our search request form.

We also accept searches by post and payments by cheque. Please mark this for the attention of Land Charges, Rutland County Council, Council Offices, Catmose, Oakham.  LE15 6HP.  Cheques should be made payable to Rutland County Council.

We are unable to issue refunds if you no longer require a search and wish to cancel once work has begun on your search.


If you need more information on using the service please contact Land Charges on 01572 758 206 / 01572 758 320 or email landcharges@rutland.gov.uk

Water Searches

Drainage enquiries should be directed to Geodesys (Anglian Water Region) or Severn Trent (for villages of Ashwell, Langham, Teigh and Whissendine only). We do not offer a service for water searches. 

External Links

How to Buy a Home – Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-buy-a-home

How to Sell a Home – Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Guidance


An independent guide to Property searches – Land Data cic


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